PSALM 100

4 Outlines

 

Psalm 100

WORSHIP YOUR GOD

 

WORSHIP IS DIRECTED (unto the Lord) Vs. 1

WORSHIP IS ACTIVE Vss. 1-2

WORSHIP IS KNOWLEDGEABLE Vs. 3

WORSHIP IS THANKFUL Vs. 4

WORSHIP IS JUSTIFIED Vs. 5

 

 

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Psalm 100

THE WAYS OF WORSHIP

 

WHAT TO DO - Vss. 1-2

Make a joyful noise

Serve the Lord with gladness

Come before His presence with singing

 

WHERE TO GO - Vs. 4

Into His presence with thanksgiving and praise

 

WHAT DO KNOW - Vss. 3, 5

(What we know helps us to worship.)

The Lord is God

He has made us

We are his people

We are his sheep

The Lord is good

His mercy is everlasting

His truth endures to all generations

 

 

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Psalm 100

VERBS FOR WORSHIP

 

Worship is an activity. It requires action! This psalm provides us with action words, or verbs that tell us how to worship!

 

MAKE! - "A joyful noise unto the Lord." Vs. 1

 

SERVE! - "The Lord with gladness." Vs. 2

 

COME! - "Before His presence with singing." Vs. 2

 

ENTER! - "Into His gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise." Vs. 4

 

KNOW! - Vss. 3,5

The Lord is God.

He is our maker.

"We are His people."

We are the sheep of His pasture.

"The Lord is good."

"His mercy is everlasting."

"His truth endures to all generations."

 

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Psalm 100:3, 5

SEVEN CERTAINTIES FOR THE SAINTS

 

We leave in a world of constant change and upheaval.

We cannot count on things being the same, because they won't stay the same. In this time of difficulty, it's nice to know that God never changes.

Psalm 100:3,5 lists seven of these unchangeable truths.

 

1. THE LORD IS GOD

2. THE LORD IS CREATOR

3. WE ARE THE LORD'S PEOPLE (If we are saved.)

4. WE ARE THE LORD'S SHEEP (Again, if we are saved.)

5. THE LORD IS GOOD

6. HIS MERCY IS EVERLASTING

7. HIS TRUTH ENDURES TO ALL GENERATIONS

 

Or, use this outline which is very similar:

 

Psalm 100

TRULY THANKFUL

 

Perhaps you have become too accustomed to your blessings.

Perhaps you need to be reminded as we approach Thanksgiving Day that there are some things for which you need to be truly thankful.

 

Psalm 100 is a Psalm of praise and Thanksgiving.  (READ PSALM 100 IN UNISON)

 

I find seven things in verses three and five for which we as Christians should truly be thankful.

 

THE LORD IS GOD – Vs. 3

 

In other lands and even here in the United States, people worship other Gods.  They do not worship the true and living God. Psalm 115:4-8

 

Idols are dead. Those that worship them are spiritually dead!   

 

However, our God, the true and living God is very much alive! Psalm 115:3, Isaiah 42:8, Isaiah 6:1-4, Revelation 1:8

 

Why should we be thankful that the Lord is God?

It is He that answers prayer.

It is He that protects.

It is He that forgives and gives eternal life through His Son.

It is He that says “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”

 

No matter what goes wrong in your life today, the Lord is God! 

No matter who is in the White House, the Kremlin, or Buckingham Palace, the Lord is God!

No matter how you feel the Lord is God!

He is always in control.

He is sovereign.

Nothing gets by Him.

Nothing takes Him by surprise! 

   

THE LORD IS CREATOR – Vs. 3

 

it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;

   

My life is full of obligations.

But my biggest obligation is to God.  One of the reasons that I am obligated to give thanks to God is because He is the one who has given me life.  He is my creator.

I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for my wonderful God who created me.

And the human body is a marvelous creation. Psalm 139:14

 

GOD IS OUR FATHER – Vs. 3

 

We are his people…

 

When this Psalm was written it was the children of Israel who could say We are his people…

 

Today God’s people are those who are His children.   

Because of sin mankind is alienated from God.    Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3:10

 

But God in His love sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to earth to pay for our sins. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4  

 

Jesus had told a man named Nicodemus in John 3:3, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

 

You were born the first time into an earthly family.

You need to born again a second time into the Heavenly family.   

You are born into the family of God when you place your full faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.    John 1:12-13, Romans 8:15-16

   

Christian, your Heavenly Father loves you.

Christian, your Heavenly Father hears your prayers.

Christian, your Heavenly Father corrects you.

Christian, your Heavenly Father protects you.

Christian, your Heavenly Father is looking out for you.

Of course, this is another reason to be truly thankful!   

   

JESUS IS OUR SHEPHERD – Vs. 3

 

We are his people and the sheep of His pasture.

Remember, our God is a triune God, the Trinity.

God is our Father.  God the Son, is our Savior.  When we accept Jesus as our Savior, He also becomes our shepherd. John 10:11

 

What is the job of a shepherd?  The job of the shepherd is to take care of the sheep.  That is exactly what Jesus, the Good Shepherd does.    John 10:27-28

 

I feel that the best description of Jesus’ activity as the Good Shepherd is found in the 23rd Psalm.

 

THE LORD IS GOOD – Vs. 5

 

·        You have a home in Heaven. The Lord is good.

·        You receive an answer to prayer. The Lord is good.

·        You get a raise in pay.  The Lord is good.

·        A friend finds Christ as Savior. The Lord is good.

·        You have a faithful and loving husband or wife. The Lord is good.

·        You have great parents and/or kids and grandkids. The Lord is good.

·        You lose your job. The Lord is good.

·        You are sick. The Lord is good.

·        You lose a loved one. The Lord is good.

·        Your spouse divorces you, your parents and children despise you.  The Lord is good.

  

The Lord is good no matter what happens to you.

He does not stop being good.

And He does not stop working all things together for good in our lives, even the bad things!

Romans 8:28

 

THE LORD’S MERCY IS EVERLASTING – Vs. 5

 

When it comes to God’s mercy, His loving kindness, there is no limit. 

 

God’s mercy or loving-kindness is at work in my life.  I have seen it a lot lately in my own life.

·        When potential problems are solved God shows his loving-kindness.

·        When He provides guidance God shows his loving-kindness.

·        When He provides His peace God shows his loving-kindness.

·        When He gives us insights into problems or into His word God shows us his loving-kindness.

 

And it excites me to think that this loving-kindness to me is everlasting.  Many of us have lost Christian loved ones this year. God is still showing them loving-kindness in Heaven. 2 Corinthians 5:8

 

We too, who know the Lord will experience is mercy throughout all eternity.    Revelation 21:3-4

 

THE LORD’S TRUTH (FAITHFULNESS) ENDURES TO EVERY GENERATION

 

The word translated “truth” here has also been translated as faithfulness.  The word carries the idea of steadiness of firmness.

 

God is faithful to every generation of those who trust Him. Exodus 34:6-7, Lamentations 3:22-23

 

Sometimes we get concerned for our children and our grandchildren because of the increase in wickedness and danger in our society. But God has given us His promise that He will be faithful to the next generation of believers as he has been to this generation and all generations in the past.   

   

Psalm 100 has given us 7 reasons to be truly thankful:

 

THE LORD IS GOD – Vs. 3

THE LORD IS CREATOR – Vs. 3

GOD IS OUR FATHER – Vs. 3

JESUS IS OUR SHEPHERD – Vs. 3

THE LORD IS GOOD – Vs. 5

THE LORD’S MERCY IS EVERLASTING – Vs. 5

THE LORD’S TRUTH (FAITHFULNESS) ENDURES TO EVERY GENERATION – Vs. 5

 

 

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