Psalm 139 is a precious Psalm for lots of people because it shows how the big truth about God knowing everything, being everywhere, and being able to do anything, is deeply personal for us. Outline God knows everything (vv1-6) God is everywhere (vv7-12) The creator can do everything (vv13-18) Being known changes us (vv19-24) Sermon resources: During the sermon, we watched the first minute of this debate between Christopher and Peter Hitchens. Read more
(Note: The name of one of our gospel partners, who works in a secure location, was mentioned towards the end of this recording. For the sake of privacy and security their name has been removed from this recording.) Sermon Outline Two reactions to God’s chosen king Jonathan’s covenant-love for David Saul’s hatred of David Do you love God’s king, Jesus?
The gospel in Ephesus (vv1-3) Acts 18-20 The problem in Ephesus (vv4-11) Myths and Genealogies Unlawful use of the law Speaking hard-truths in love
Is our church loving? Why love one-another? John 13:33-35 John 15:12-17 1 John 4:19-21 How to love one-another
Knowing God (vv1-12, 24-26) Sanctified from the world. Sent into the world. (vv13-19) United in Christ (vv20-23) Do you have eternal life?
What’s the time (vv 11-12) Time for love (vv 8-10) Time for light (vv 11-14) Are you with the times?
Worshiping our merciful God (vv1-2) … in humble service (vv3-8) … in genuine love (vv9-13, 15-16) … by showing mercy to enemies (vv14, 17-21) Living in God’s Mercy
Israel are deceitful yet God’s given them every chance but they’ve blown it and still, God’s love is unbreakable We need God’s unbreakable love (1 Corinthians 15:55-56)
More accusations against Israel (Hosea 8-10) …but God won’t give Israel up (Hosea 11:1-11) Where anger and sympathy meet (1 Peter 3:18)
The LORD against Israel (Hosea 4-5) Something’s missing (4:1-3) The problem with priests (4:4-6) …is not lack of religion (4:7-19) The trouble with treaties (5:8-15; also 7:11-16) Israel’s fickle repentance (6:1-6) What God desires (Matthew 9:13; 12:7)