In this part of Psalm 119, we will see that God’s word helps me to endure persecution. God 1) hears my request for relief, 2) sees the relentlessness of the wicked, and 3) provides respite when I yield to His word. Each listener should take comfort in knowing that God hears, sees, and provides when His people are persecuted.
For something to edify, it must have meaning. Not in the sense of emotion or feeling, but in the sense of the understanding. That is, if something is not intelligible or comprehensible by the intellect, then it cannot edify. True edification can only come through a situation where knowledge and instruction are imparted with the attitude of love.
Why is communion important? It is a 1) Declaration of Faith, 2) Demonstration of Fellowship, 3) Deliberation of Forgiveness. The listener should understand the importance of communion in relationship to Christ, others, and himself.
Everyone has narcissistic feelings, desires, and thoughts because narcissism is simply the unhealthy focus of self upon self; it is the basis of all sin. That doesn’t mean it need define us, but sin may be so deep that we don’t consciously recognize it. We need to think about what we are doing and why […]
God’s word provides for us in the time of our afflictions. It teaches us that 1) God is good; 2) Afflictions Refine the Righteous, 3) The wicked will not comfort us. Each hearer should understand that in times of distress we need to go to God and his word for comfort, peace, and help.
http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/psalm-119-49-56-the-comfort-of-the-word.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTITLE: The Comfort of God’s Word SUBJECT: Comfort PROPOSITION: God’s word provides us great comfort through 1) The Hope and Life it Gives, 2) The Afflictions of the Wicked, 3) Remembering God and Identifying with Him. OBJECTIVE: To study Psalm 119 and understand the comfort that […]
http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/blessed-are-they-that-mourn.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDate written: December 16th, 2004 SUBJECT: Attitudes TITLE: Beatitudes – They That Mourn PROPOSITION: In looking at this beatitude, we will notice 1) The characteristics of mourning, 2) The characteristics of comfort, and 3) Practical lessons associated with this beatitude. OBJECTIVE: Each should be able to […]
It is hard to believe that the month of June is almost gone. We are six months into the year 2015! Our summer activities are well under way. Camp is next week! Woo Hoo! I am thankful to Brother Jimmy Smith for preaching in my absence this past Sunday. I always hear good things about […]