Psalm 111 – 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! – Vs. 1
1. CALL TO PRAISE – Praise ye the LORD…
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 heart…
How do we guard against half-hearted praise?
How is whole-hearted praise valuable to those around us?
3. CORPORATE PRAISE – …in 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!
GOD’S WORKS ARE MAMMOTH – Vs. 2
How are God’s works great in nature?
How are God’s works great toward Israel?
How are God’s works great toward Christians?
Notice that the ones who delight in God’s works are the ones who should search them out. Of what value is that to us?
GOD’S 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.
GOD’S WORKS ARE MEMORABLE – Vs. 4-5
Why are God’s works worth remembering and most of mine are not?
Why must we remember that God’s works are gracious and full of compassion?
Vs. 5 – How have you seen God provide for needs in a memorable way?
God never forgets the promises that He has made. Isaiah 46:11 – …yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
GOD’S 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.
GOD’S WORKS ARE MEANINGFUL – Vss. 7-9
Vs. 7a – Notice the integrity of God’s works.
Vss. 7b-8 – Notice the permanence of God’s works.
Vs. 9 – Notice the beauty of God’s works.
CONCLUSION – A FITTING RESPONSE – 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 God’s works help us become wise?
2. To Understand Obey – …a good understanding have all they that do his commandments:
How does obedience to God’s Word help us understand God’s Word?
3. To Be Happy Plan on Everlasting Praise – …his 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.