A Psalm of Worship
Bible Text: Psalm 95 | Preacher: Pastor Steve | Series: The Psalms of Summer
CONQUERING OR CRUSHED
Numbers 13:27-33 But the people living there are powerful, and their cities are fortified and very large…
But Caleb reassured the people as they stood before Moses. Let us go up at once and possess it, he said, for we are well able to conquer it! Not against people as strong as they are! the other spies said. They would crush us!
Our Potential with God is Unlimited
Health comes as the result of a balanced diet of the:
WILL of God
WORK of the Holy Spirit
Worship the Lord
Psalm 95:1-7 Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him. For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods. He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too. Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care.
…the bow that is always bent will soon break
God is calling us to be FULL OF JOY!
Worship rather than Worry
Psalm 95:1 Sing for joy, and in verse two he says, sing psalms of praise to him. The words shout joyfully literally mean come before God with a ringing shout.
GOD is ALWAYS in CONTROL
Psalm 95:3 For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods
The psalmist is not implying there are other gods. He brings out the fact that IF we are not careful, THEN our problems can become our gods!
God is Intimately Personal
Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for He is our God
The same LORD who MADE all of the Universe is the same LORD who MADE US!
The LORD is our SHEPHERD
We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care.
The Pasture = His PROVISION
He PROVIDES us with PROTECTION AND GUIDANCE
Hear the Lord
Psalm 95:7-11 We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today! The Lord says, Don’t harden your hearts as Israel did at Meribah, as they did at Massah in the wilderness. For there your ancestors tested and tried my patience, even though they saw everything I did. For forty years I was angry with them, and I said, They are a people whose hearts turn away from me. They refuse to do what I tell them. So in my anger I took an oath: They will never enter my place of rest.
Some of us are WANDERING and missing the awesome, abundant life of God today!
TODAY, if you HEAR His voice:
let us sing for joy; shout aloud; come before Him; bow down in worship to the Lord.
TODAY, if you HEAR His voice:
let us kneel before the Lord our maker;
TODAY, if you HEAR His voice
know, He is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under His care.
TODAY is the Day to WORSHIP
2 Corinthians 6:2 …behold, now is the acceptable time, behold now is the day of salvation
Isaiah 65:17 Remember not the former things, for I say unto you I am going to do a new thing
Are we ready for a NEW BLESSING?
Will we be part of a DYING generation or will we be a person of an INHERITING generation?