SEE BIBLE STUDY LESSON BELOW Ė GOD AT WORK!
THE WORKS OF GOD
HIS WORKS ARE MAMMOTH - "The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein." - Vs. 2
HIS WORKS ARE MAJESTIC - "His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever." - Vs. 3
HIS WORKS ARE MEMORABLE - "He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion." - Vs. 4
HIS WORKS ARE MIGHTY - "He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen." - Vs. 6
HIS WORKS ARE MEANINGFUL - "The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure." - Vs. 7
HERE ARE BIBLE STUDY LESSON NOTES BASED ON THE SAME OUTLINE:
GOD AT WORK
What has God already done in the world today?
What has God already done for you today?
How have the works of God ever surprised you?
Why should we as Christians have a good understanding of the works of God?
Psalm 111 is a praise psalm that reminds us of the works of God.† As we prepare to enter a worship service in less than an hour, it might be good for us to remind ourselves as to why we are worshipping God.
INTRODUCTION - A PROPER START!
1. CALL TO PRAISE - Praise ye the LORDÖ
Why do so many Psalms begin with praise?
Why do we need to be reminded to praise the Lord?
Psalm 113:3 - From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD's name is to be praised.
What is the value of continuous praise?
2. COMMITMENT TO PRAISE - I will praise the LORD with my whole heartÖ
How do we guard against half-hearted praise?
How is whole-hearted praise valuable to those around us?
3. CORPORATE PRAISE - Öin the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.
How is corporate praise a personal matter?
How does vibrant, sincere, corporate praise help us?
The psalmist gives us the reasons for praise in verses 2-9. He is talking about the works of God!
GODíS WORKS ARE MAMMOTH - Vs. 2
How are Godís works great in nature?
How are Godís works great toward Israel?
How are Godís works great toward Christians?
Notice that the ones who delight in Godís works are the ones who should search them out.† Of what value is that to us?
GODíS WORKS ARE MAJESTIC - Vs. 3
What do you see as majestic in what God does?
Nothing is more majestic than the new birth. Why?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John 1:13 - Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
GODíS WORKS ARE MEMORABLE - Vs. 4-5
Why are Godís works worth remembering and most of mine are not?
Why must we remember that Godís works are gracious and full of compassion?
Vs. 5 Ė How have you seen God provide for needs in a memorable way?
God never forgets the promises that He has made.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Isaiah 46:11 - Öyea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
GODíS WORKS ARE MIGHTY - Vs. 6
What are some of the mighty works God showed to Israel?
What are some of the mighty works Jesus showed to Israel?
The mightiest work God does is to create a new creature.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
GODíS WORKS ARE MEANINGFUL - Vss. 7-9
Vs. 7a Ė Notice the integrity of Godís works.
Vss. 7b-8 Ė Notice the permanence of Godís works.
Vs. 9 Ė Notice the beauty of Godís works.
CONCLUSION Ė A FITTING RESPONSE Ė Vs. 10
1. To Be Wise Fear the Lord - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:
How and why does the fear of the Lord lead to wisdom?
How does understanding Godís works help us become wise?
2. To Understand Obey - Öa good understanding have all they that do his commandments:
How does obedience to Godís Word help us understand Godís Word?
3. To Be Happy Plan on Everlasting Praise - Öhis praise endureth for ever.
His praise endures forever, so we should plan on being around forever.
Psalms 145:2 - Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.