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Psalms: Vintage Songs Modern Message - Is He Enough?

Psalms

Speaker: Pastor Nathan Marshall
Date: July 17, 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 Is He Enough? 

Psalm 37:1 - “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers!” 

Colossians 3:5 - 5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you:[b] sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 

1 Corinthians 10:31 - 31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God 

2 Corinthians 12:10 -10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 

1 Timothy 6:7-8 - 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 

Psalm 37:2 - 2 For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. 

Quote -“The test is found in Time. All the apparent prosperity of the wicked is transient; it passes and perishes, as do the wicked themselves.” G. Campbell Morgan 

Quote “The fight for joy in Christ is not a fight to soften the cushion of Western comforts. It is a fight for strength to live a life of self-sacrificing love. It is a fight to join Jesus on the Calvary road and stay there with him, no matter what. How was he sustained on that road?” John Piper 

Hebrews 12:2 - 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 

Psalm 37:3 - 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. 

Jeremiah 29:11 - 11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 

Luke 10:19 - 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 

Matthew 18:3 -3 and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 

Psalm 37:3 - 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. 

James 2:18 -18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 

Mark 12:30-31 - 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 

Psalm 37:4 - 4 Delight yourself in the Lord,and he will give you the desires of your heart. 

Zephaniah 3:17 -17 The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; 
he will rejoice over you with gladness;he will quiet you by his love;he will exult over you with loud singing. 

Psalm 37:4 - 4 Delight yourself in the Lord,and he will give you the desires of your heart. 

Psalm 63:1,3 -1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;my soul thirsts for you; 
my flesh faints for you,as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. 3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. 

Quote “Now there was only one hope, the sovereign grace of God. God would have to transform my heart to do what a heart cannot make itself do, namely, want what it ought to want. Only God can make the depraved heart desire God.” John Piper 

Psalm 37:5 - 5 Commit your way to the Lord, trust in him, and he will act. 

Matt 11:28-29 -28 For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. 
They are preserved forever,but the children of the wicked shall be cut off. 
29 The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever. 

I Peter 5:7 -7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 

Psalm 37:5 - 5 Commit your way to the Lord, trust in him, and he will act. 

Psalm 37:6 -6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,and your justice as the noonday. 

2 Corinthians 5:21 -21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 

Philippians 3:9 -9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith 

Psalm 37:7 -7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,over the man who carries out evil devices! 

1 Corinthians 16:22 -22 If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come! 

Quote “Love is not a mere choice to move the body or the brain. Love is also an experience of the heart. So the stakes are very high. Christ is to be cherished, not just chosen. The alternative is to be cursed. Therefore life is serious.” John Piper 

Quote “How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose … ! You drove them from me, you who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place, you who are sweeter than all pleasure, though not to flesh and blood, you who outshine all light, yet are hidden deeper than any secret in our hearts, you who surpass all honor, though not in the eyes of men who see all honor in themselves… . O Lord my God, my Light, my Wealth, and my Salvation.” Augustine 

1. Trust in the Lord 

2. Delight yourself in the Lord 

3. Commit your way to the Lord 

4. Be still and wait for the Lord 

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