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Psalms: Vintage Songs Modern Message- Shhhhhhhh

Psalms

Speaker: Pastor Tim Fraiser
Date: July 02, 2017

Life has a way of being less two dimensional and more multifaceted than we give it credit. There are depths of emotions, textures of relating, sorrows as deep as a canyon, along with joys that soar higher than a mountain top - and everything in between. How are we to navigate such a complex life, all the while loving and enjoying God? Insert the Psalms from the Bible. Within these ancient and poetic musings, we find a melody that resonates with modern rhymes and reasons of life. Join us as we walk through selected Psalm and hear the vintage songs with a modern message.

 

Title - Shhhhhh 

 


Big Idea: - We find rest for our souls in silence and solitude before God 

 


Psalm 62:1-8 - 1 For God alone my soul waits in silence;from him comes my salvation.2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. 3 How long will all of you attack a man 
to batter him,like a leaning wall, a tottering fence? 4 They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths,but inwardly they curse. 5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,for my hope is from him.6 He only is my rock and my salvation,my fortress; I shall not be shaken.7 On God rests my salvation and my glory;my mighty rock, my refuge is God.8 Trust in him at all times, O people;pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. 

 


2 Samuel 17:1-2 -1 Moreover, Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight. 2I will come upon him while he is weary and discouraged and throw him into a panic, and all the people who are with him will flee. I will strike down only the king, 

 


Psalm 62:3-4 - 3 How long will all of you attack a man 
to batter him,like a leaning wall, a tottering fence? 
4 They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. 
They take pleasure in falsehood.They bless with their mouths, 
but inwardly they curse. 

 


Psalm 62:1-1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; 
from him comes my salvation. 

 


Psalm 46:10a “Be still, and know that I am God.” 

 


Mark 8:36 - 36For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 

 


Quote - “Dangerous tired is a condition of the soul that is volatile and portends the risk of great destruction. It is a chronic fatigue accumulating over months and months without taking time for proper rest.” - Ruth Haley Barton 

 


Quote - “When you numb the dark you also numb the light.” - Brene Brown 

 


Quote - “As soon as we are alone, inner chaos opens up in us. This chaos can be so disturbing and so confusing that we can hardly wait to get busy again. Enter-ing a private room and shutting the door, therefore, does not mean that we immediately shut out all our inner doubts, anxieties, fears, bad memories, un-resolved conflicts, angry feelings, and impulsive desires. On the contrary, when we have removed our outer distractions, we often find that our inner dis-tractions manifest themselves to us in full force. We often use the outer dis-tractions to shield ourselves from the interior noises. This makes the discipline of solitude all the more important.” - Henri Nouwen 

 


Matthew 11:28-30-28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” 

 


Psalm 62:1-2 -1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; 
from him comes my salvation.2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. 

 


Lamentations 3:25-28 -25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. 26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. 
27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. 
28 Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him; 

 


Quote - Without solitude it is virtually impossible to live a spiritual life…We do not take the spiritual life serious if we do not set aside some time to be with God and listen to him - Henry Nouwen 

 


Silence & Solitude: - Intentional time in the quiet to be alone with ourselves and God. 

 


Quote - “To enter into silence and solitude is to take the spiritual life seriously. It is to take seriously our need to quiet the noise of our life, to cease the constant striving of human effort, to pull away from our absorption in human relation-ships for a time in order to give God our undivided attention.” - Ruth Haley Barton 

 

 

The Practice of Silence and Solitude 

 


1. Find a sacred space 

 


2. Eliminate Distractions 

 


Psalm 62:5-7 - 5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,for my hope is from him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. 7 On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. 

 


3. Begin and end with prayer 

 


Psalm 62:8 -8 Trust in him at all times, O people; 
pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. 

 


Big Idea: - We find rest for our souls in silence and solitude before God 

 


Matthew 11:28-30 -28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” 

 

 

Sunday Liturgy 2 July 2017 
Greatly to be Praised: Citizens & Saints 
We have Waited For You 
Fortress (Psalm 40): Grace Point Music 
I Stand Amazed: Chris Tomlin 
How Deep Is The Fathers Love:Grace Point Music 
My Soul Knows: Zimmerman 

 

 

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