Psalm 96 – THE MISSIONARY PSALM
CALL TO MISSIONS – Vss. 1-3
The glory and wonders of Christ need to be proclaimed to the “heathen”. Matthew 28:19-20
Don’t think of heathen people as people who live in a third world setting.
Think of heathen people as anyone in need of Christ.
REASONS FOR MISSIONS – Vss. 4-6
1. The Lord is great and should be greatly praised. Vs. 4
2. He needs to be feared above all Gods. He is feared when Jesus is claimed as Savior. Vs. 4
3. The Lord is the only true God, who also made the Heavens. Vs. 5
4. The Lord is preeminent. Vs. 6
MESSAGE OF MISSIONS – Vss. 7-10
To give the Lord the glory due his name means to accept His way of salvation. Acts 4:12
To worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness also requires us to trust Christ as Savior. 1 Peter 2:9-10
The heathen must realize that it is God who reigns. Revelation 1:8
He shall judge righteously. John 3:18, Revelation 20:11-15, 2 Corinthians 5:10
END OF MISSIONS – Vss. 11-13
The Lord will return to judge in righteousness.