Speaker: Pastor Ty Neal
Date: October 08, 2017
Response to the Las Vegas Massacre
1. Ask Questions
Psalm 10:1 - 1 Why, O Lord, do you stand far away?
Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
Psalm 13:1-2 - 1How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
Psalm 44:23-24 - 23 Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord?
Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever!
24 Why do you hide your face? Why do you forget our affliction and oppression?
Psalm 74:10-11 - 10 How long, O God, is the foe to scoff? Is the enemy to revile your name forever? 11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the fold of your garment and destroy them!
Psalm 77:7-9 - 7 “Will the Lord spurn forever,and never again be favorable? 8 Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time? 9 Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he in anger shut up his compassion?” Selah
Psalm 94:3 - 3 O Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult?
Psalm 10:1- 1 Why, O Lord, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
2. Observe Evil
Psalm 10:2-11 -2 In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;
let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.
3 For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul,
and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord.
4 In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him;
all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”
5 His ways prosper at all times;
your judgments are on high, out of his sight;
as for all his foes, he puffs at them.
6 He says in his heart, “I shall not be moved;
throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity.”
7 His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression;
under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.
8 He sits in ambush in the villages;
in hiding places he murders the innocent.
His eyes stealthily watch for the helpless;
9 he lurks in ambush like a lion in his thicket;
he lurks that he may seize the poor;
he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.
10 The helpless are crushed, sink down,
and fall by his might.
11 He says in his heart, “God has forgotten,
he has hidden his face, he will never see it.”
Hebrews 12:3 3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
Quote - Someone asked C.S. Lewis, “Why do the righteous suffer?” “Why not?” he replied. ” They’re the only ones who can take it.”
Quote - God made it, we broke it, Jesus fixes it. Michael Williams
3. Call on God to Act
Quote - “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” Oswald Chambers
Psalm 10:12-14 -12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand;
forget not the afflicted.
13 Why does the wicked renounce God
and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?
14 But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation,
that you may take it into your hands;
to you the helpless commits himself;
you have been the helper of the fatherless.
Psalm 10:15-15 Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call his wickedness to account till you find none.
4. Trust The Lord
Psalm 10:16-18 - 16 The Lord is king forever and ever;
the nations perish from his land.
17 O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
18 to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.
Psalm 10:17**17 O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
**Psalm 37:7-7 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!
Romans 2:4-5 - 4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? 5 But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
Revelation 21:1-7 1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
Revelation 22:12-13 12 “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
Quote - Death is an enemy, but also an evangelist. R. Kent Hughes
Quote - “We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whis-pers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” C.S. Lewis
Call on God to Act
Trust The Lord
Sunday october 9 2017 liturgy
Call to Worship
Psalm 46: 1-2,7
“1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear. 7 The LORD of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our fortress.”
Song of Adoration
Hail the King: Citizens & Saints
Prayer of Lament
Profession of Faith
2 Corinthians 4:7-18
Song of Assurance
Fortress(Psalm 46): Grace Point Music
“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”
Song of Thanksgiving
Sovereign Over Us: Aaron Keyes
Scripture Reading/ Message
Song of Commitment
How Long?: Bifrost Arts
Song of Sending
How Great Thou Art: Grace Point Music
Sending Forth/ Blessing
Based on Psalm 10:17-18 & 2 Thessalonians 3:18
The LORD will hear the desire of the afflicted and strengthen their heart. He will incline His ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
O God, do not keep silence;
Do not hold Your peace or be still, O God!
For behold, Your enemies make an uproar;
Those who hate You have raised their heads.
Restore us, O God;
Let Your face shine, that we may be saved!
Turn again, O God of hosts!
Look down from heaven and see.
See the injustice! See the evil! See the sorrow!
Please don’t hold back Your hand;
Let Your hand uphold us.
Restore us, O God;
Let Your face shine, that we may be saved!
Awake! Why are You sleeping, O Lord?
Rouse Yourself! Do not neglect us forever!
Why do you hide Your face?
Why do You forget our affliction and oppression?
For our soul is bowed down to the dust;
Our belly clings to the ground.
Rise up: come to our help!
Redeem us for the sake of Your steadfast love!
Give justice to the weak and fatherless;
Maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute
Rescue the weak and needy;
Deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
Let Your compassion come speedily to meet us,
For we are brought very low.
Help us, O God of our salvation,
For the glory of Your name;
Deliver us, and atone for our sins,
For Your name’s sake!
(Taken from Psalms 44; 74; 79; 80; 83)