Psalms: Vintage Songs Modern Message - Parenting: Owner or Steward?


Speaker: Pastor Ty Neal
Date: June 25, 2017

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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.

TITILE - Parenting: Owner or Steward?

Psalm 127:1-2 - 1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.
2 It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Quote - “[Psalm 127] calls for dependence on God in every aspect of life and challenges the pretension that our own endless striving, by itself, can achieve anything of lasting significance.” - Martin Tel

Matthew 18:5-6 - 5 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, 6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Quote - “If rules and regulations had the power to change the heart and life of your child, rescuing your child from himself and giving him a heart of submission and faith, Jesus would have never needed to come”! Paul David Tripp

Psalm 127:3 - 3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,the fruit of the womb a reward.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Ownership vs. Stewardship

Quote - “They prioritize church over athletics, because there is no guarantee that they will go pro, but there is a guarantee where they will spend their eternal state.” J.D. Greer

John 14:6 - 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Psalm 127:4 - 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.

Psalm 127:5 - 5 Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Quote - “When there was any suit at law, these sons of his would be there to plead for him; if there was any fighting to be done, they also would be to the front. It was a dangerous thing to attack a man who had a house full of strong, loyal, loving sons. They would be his defense, they would speak, and speak with very considerable emphasis, too, with his enemies in the gate”. Charles Spurgeon

2 Peter 3:9 9The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Sunday Liturgy 25 June 2017
Hail the King - Citizens & Saints
Made Alive - Citizens & Saints
This is Love - Grace Point Music
All the Poor & Powerless - All Sons & Daughters
Absent from Flesh - Sojourn