ARCHIVES - PSALMS 101-150
October 28, 2021, 7:18 PM

SERMON SEEDS ARCHIVES

PSALMS 101-150

Through no fault of our own, about 5 years of Sermon Seeds was deleted from the Website of the First Baptist Church.

We decided that it was time to begin archiving them in a different way.

Please be patient as we gradually archive these outlines.

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PSALM 103:8-14 – WHAT A FATHER!

THE SLOWNESS OF FATHER’S ANGER – Vss. 8-9

THE STRENGTH OF FATHER’S MERCY – Vss. 10-11

THE SCOPE OF FATHER’S FORGIVENESS – Vss. 12-13

THE SECURITY OF FATHER’S KNOWLEDGE – Vs. 14

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PSALM 118:1-9 – IT’S TIME

IT’S TIME TO WORSHIP – PRAISE – Vss. 1-4

IT’S TIME TO ASK – PETITION – Vs. 5

IT’S TIME TO RELAX – PARTNERSHIP – Vss. 6-7

IT’S TIME TO TRUST – PEACE – Vss. 8-9

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PSALM 119:129, 130, 133 – GOD’S WORD

THE WONDER OF GOD'S WORD - Vs. 129

Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.

2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12

THE WORTH OF GOD'S WORD - Vs. 130

The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Psalm 119:98-100, 105

THE WALK  IN GOD'S WORD - Vs. 133

Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 119:1-2

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PSALM 121 – THINGS TO REMEMBER

  1. NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, YOU ARE KEPT BY GOD. - Vss. 1-2, 8, Psalm 139:7-10
  2. NO MATTER WHAT THE OBSTACLE, YOU ARE KEPT BY GOD. Vs. 3a
  3. NO MATTER WHAT THE HOUR, YOU ARE KEPT BY GOD. Vss. 3b-4
  4. NO MATTER WHAT THE CONDITIONS, YOU ARE KEPT BY GOD. Vss. 5-6
  5. NO MATTER WHO THE ENEMY, YOU ARE KEPT BY GOD. Vs. 7
  6. NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES, YOU ARE KEPT BY GOD. Vs. 8, Psalm 23:4,6

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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ PSALM 122 – THE PLACE TO BE

      · I believe that Psalm 122 was written by David for the benefit of those who would come to Jerusalem during one of the feasts. Deuteronomy 16:16

· As Jerusalem was “The Place To Be” for worshipping Jews, I believe that the church is “The Place To Be” for believers. Hebrews 10:24-25

  1. A PLACE OF JOY – Vs. 1

· The Psalmist received an invitation to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.  In the same manner, we should not be shy about inviting folks to join us in church.

· Why should it be a joy to come to church?

· What robs us of joy when we come to church? Ephesians 4:30-32, Philippians 4:2

· What part does the Holy Spirit have in making church joyful? Ephesians 5:17-19

  1. A PLACE THAT’S SPECIAL – Vs. 2

· Perhaps the Psalmist was spending a moment to “take it all in”.

· Perhaps the Psalmist was meditating on the greatness of the city and God’s faithfulness to her.

· We should establish a sense of awe when we come to church.   Deuteronomy 10: 14, 17, Isaiah 40:10-14, 25-26, Romans 11:33-36, Hebrews 4:1-4, 1 Corinthians 8:6, John 3:16

  1. A PLACE OF UNITY – Vs. 3

· Building projects abounded under David and Solomon.

· As walls were expanded and buildings built, there was a sense of order. It all seemed to “fit”.

· Church is to be a place of unity, where all fit, if they are true believers. Psalm 133, Romans 15:1-7, 1 John 2:19

· When must believers be excluded from fellowship for the sake of holiness and unity? 1 Corinthians 5:9-13

  1. A PLACE OF FELLOWSHIP – Vs. 4

· All the tribes were together in the place where the Lord chose for a central place of worship. Deuteronomy 16:11

· The church is the place for fellowship today.  Acts 2:42, Hebrews 11:24-25

  1. A PLACE OF WORSHIP – Vs. 4
  1. A PLACE OF ORGANIZATION – Vs. 5

· Jerusalem was the place of an organized government.

· Why is church government important?

· The church’s structure has three basic parts: congregation, elders, and deacons. Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:1-13

  1. A PLACE OF PEACE – Vss. 6-8

· These verses express a desire for peace within Jerusalem and peace for those who love the city.

· God is the God of peace. Romans 5:1, Philippians 4:6-7, 1 Thessalonians 5:23

· God wants his children to live in peace with each other. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

  1. A PLACE OF SECURITY – Vss.  6-7

· King David’s desire was that his people would be a secure people, and that Jerusalem would be secure.

· Because of persecutions and trials, the church is to be a place of security for God’s people. John 15:18-19, James 1:2-4

· True love produces a sense of security. John 15:9-15, 1 John 4:18-19

  1. A PLACE OF GOOD – Vs. 9

· Each believer is a temple of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 3:18, 6:19

· Wherever the church meets, it meets in “the house of the Lord our God”.

  • The church should seek the good of its members. Philippians 2:1-4

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PSALM 123-124 – ON OUR SIDE

  • Many times we face trouble and trials.  James 1:2-4, Romans 3:3-5, Philippians 1:29
  • Psalms 123-124 remind us that our deliverance comes from the Lord, especially as we are focused on Him.

Psalm 123 - FOCUSED

THE DIRECTION OF OUR EYES – Vs. 1

Psalm 25:15, Matthew 6:9

THE DEVOTION OF OUR EYES – Vs. 2

  • Fixed
  • Faithful
  • Fortified, Philippians 4:19

THE DESIRE OF OUR EYES (FOR MERCY) – Vss. 3-4

Psalm 57:1

Psalm 124 - DELIVERED!

THE PROTECTOR - Vss. 1-2

Our only help when we face trouble is the Lord who is on our side. Psalm 118:6-9

THE PRESSURE - Vss. 3-5

Our troubles are real and could easily drown us!

THE PRAISE - Vss. 6-8

We are to praise God for His deliverance.

Our help is in His name! Psalm 20:7

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PSALM 125: – GOOD NEWS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE

Often we as Christians need good news! Psalm 125 certainly has good news for us!

THE PRIVILEGES OF GOD'S PEOPLE - Vs. 1

  • Psalm 125:1 – Those who trust in the Lord abide forever. – Psalm 23:6, John 3:18, 2 Corinthians 5:8-9, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 3:5-6
  • Psalm 11:1 – Those who trust in the Lord need not fear.
  • Psalm 18:2 – Those who trust in the Lord are well protected.
  • Psalm 37:5 – Those who trust in the Lord receive help.
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – Those who trust in the Lord will receive guidance.
  • Proverbs 29:25 – Those who trust in the Lord are safe.
  • Isaiah 26:4 – Those who trust in the Lord have everlasting strength.
  • Nahum 1:7 – Those who trust in the Lord have an intimate relationship with God.

THE PROTECTION OF GOD'S PEOPLE - Vss. 2-3

  • Vs. 2 – God’s people are well protected now and for all eternity. – Psalm 46:1-2, Psalm 121, Isaiah 41:10, Matthew 28:20, John 10:27-30
  • Vs. 3 – Although there will be trials for God’s people, they are measured. Consider Joseph, The Children of Israel in Egypt, Israel’s being ostracized from the land for 70 years, and Paul’s prison time, all of which were only for a certain amount of time. In the Tribulation, the days will be shortened for the sake of the Elect. Matthew 24:22

THE PETITION FOR GOD'S PEOPLE - Vs. 4

  • Think of the good that God does for his people:
  1. He never leaves or forsakes them. Hebrews 13:5-6
  2. He meets their needs. Philippians 4:19
  3. He answers prayer. John 14:13-14
  4. He forgives their sins. 1 John 1:9
  5. He delivers them from temptation. 1 Corinthians 10:12-14
  • Think of the prayers that we can pray for the good of God’s People: Ephesians 6:19, Colossians 4:12, Ephesians 1:16-23, 3:14-21, Philippians 1:9-11, Colossians 1:9-14.

THE PROMISE FOR GOD'S PEOPLE - Vs. 5

  • God will judge the wicked. Psalm 9:17, Psalm 34:16, Isaiah 48:22, Revelation 20:11-15
  • The righteous have the promise of peace. Romans 5:1, John 14:27, John 16:33, Isaiah 26:3

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PSALM 126 – JOURNEY OF A THANKFUL HEART

  • What if I told you that you had to spend the rest of your life with a child who will either grumble or be grateful?
  • You are on a journey. God is going with you. Do you think that God would rather have you be a grumbler or be grateful?
  • I think of Psalm 126 as the life journey of someone I want to be. The Journey of a Thankful Heart.

RELEASE – Vss. 1-2a

  • The Psalmist was looking back at a release from captivity, and remembering the joy.
  • If you are a Christian you can look back at the joy that your release gave you -                                  1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Ephesians 2:1-7

RECOGNITION – Vss. 2b-3

  • Christ has changed the life of the believer. 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • This change should be recognized by others.
  • We should acknowledge with gratitude the change that Christ has made in us.

REQUEST – Vs. 4

  • Different struggles come up. Our prayer should be “Please do it again, Lord.” He will!

RESPONSIBILITY – Vss. 5-6 - Sow

  • Sowing of the Word is done in our own hearts, and we must make sure our hearts are the right kind of soil. – Luke 8:11-15
  • We are to sow the Word in the hearts of fellow believers. – Hebrews 3:12-13 & 10:24-25, Colossians 3:16
  • We are to sow the Word in the hearts of unbelievers. – Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Peter 3:15

REJOICING – Vss. 5-6

  • If we sow in tears, we will reap in joy.

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PSALM 127-128 – PROGRESS AND REWARDS (or PERKS)

Psalms 127 and 128 may be taught together or separately. In Psalm 127 we see the progress that can be made in our walk with God. In Psalm 128 we see the rewards or perks that come from serving Him faithfully.

PROGRESS! – Psalm 127

  • In the Home - Vs. 1a - The Lord must keep the house.
  • In the Community - Vs. 1b - The Lord must keep the city.
  • In the Individual - Vs. 2 - His “beloved” are at rest.
  • In the Future - Vss. 3-5 - Children will stand for the Lord.

REWARDS (or PERKS!) – Psalm 128

  • Premise - Psalms 128:1 – If we fear the Lord and walk in His ways, we will have the following rewards:
  • Prosperity – Vs. 2
  • Productivity – Vs. 3
  • Providence – Vs. 5
  • Perpetuity – Vs. 6a
  • Peace – Vs. 6b - … and peace upon Israel.

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PSALM 129-130 – AFFLICTED? WAIT ON THE LORD!

AFFLICTED? – Psalm 129

  • THE FREQUENCY OF THE OPPOSITION – Vss. 1-2
  1. In what ways has Israel been afflicted from her youth?
  2. Why has Israel never been totally wiped out? Genesis 12:1-3, Jeremiah 30:18-22
  3. As Christians, we face opposition. Psalm 34:19, 2 Timothy 3:12, 2 Corinthians 11:3, 2 Peter 5:8
  4. Like Israel, we are assured of ultimate victory.  John 10:27-30, Revelation 22:1-5
  • THE FERVENCY OF THE OPPOSITION – Vs. 3
  1. Why are Satan and those who serve him such fierce opponents? John 15:18, 24-25
  2. Remember that with God’s enabling, we can overcome Satanic attacks, no matter what form they take. Ephesians 6:11-18
  • THE FIGHT AGAINST THE OPPOSITION – Vs. 4

1. It is God’s responsibility to defeat the wicked. Psalm 9:17, Psalm 82:8, Revelation 20:7-15

  • THE FUTILITY OF THE OPPOSITION – Vss. 5-8
  1. Vs. 5 – How have you seen God’s enemies turned back and put to shame?
  2. Vss. 6-7 – Ultimately God’s enemies are not productive.
  3. Vs. 8 – God’s enemies are not to be blessed by us. Psalm 101, 2 John 1:10-11
  4. Vs. 8 – God’s people are to be blessed. Numbers 6:22-27

 

WAIT ON THE LORD! – Psalm 130

This Psalm is actually one of 7 “penitential psalms”. While the enemy in Psalm 129 comes from without, the enemy in this Psalm is oneself. When I am overwhelmed with my failures, I have a place to come.  For any problem, however, and not just sin, we can indeed wait on the Lord. Psalm 27:14

  • A WORD OF APPEAL - Vss. 1-2
  1. We are reminded that we can call on God when we hurt. He will hear! Psalm 4:1, Psalm 55:22, Philippians 4:6-7, 1 Peter 5:7
  2. We can be assured that when we sin God will hear our sincere confessions. Psalm 32:5, 1 John 1:9
  3. We can be thankful that God is a merciful God. Exodus 34:6-7, Lamentations 3:22-23
  • A WORD OF ADMISSION - Vss. 3-4
  1. We must realize that not one of us has any righteousness before God. Romans 3: 11-20
  2. We only receive mercy when we come to God through Christ. Isaiah 43:25,                 Colossians 2:13-14
  3. We should admit our sins. When we do, there is forgiveness. Psalm 51:1-7
  4. With forgiveness comes reverence. 1 Peter 1:17-19
  • A WORD OF ASSURANCE - Vss. 5-6
  1. A forgiven sinner has a new perspective in his relationship to the Lord.  Once forgiven, he can wait on the Lord in hope.
  2. How do I go about hoping in God’s Word?
  3. When a watchman waits for a morning he is waiting for a sure thing.
  4. Waiting on the Lord should be with greater expectation than the watchman waiting for the morning. After all, it is the Lord who created morning!  Psalm 27:14
  • A WORD OF ADVICE - Vss. 7-8
  1. Hope in the Lord because of his steadfast love. Jeremiah 31:3
  2. Hope in the Lord because of his plentiful redemption. Isaiah 1:18
  3. Hope in the Lord because of his certain redemption. Psalm 34:22

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PSALM 130 – AN EXAMPLE OF GODLY LIVING

The Psalmist shows by example how to live a Godly life.

CALL TO GOD – Vss. 1-2

Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.  Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

CONFESSION OF SIN – Vss. 3-4

If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

CONDUCT OF WAITING – Vss. 5-6

I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

CHALLENGE TO OTHERS – Vss. 7-8

Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.  And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

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PSALMS 131, 133, 134 – SHORT SONGS

Psalm 131 CONTENTMENT  

  • A SUBMISSIVE HEART – Vs. 1 – Matthew 5:5
  • A SATISFIED SOUL – Vs. 2 – A weaned child is a trusting child. Psalm 125:1, Isaiah 26:3-4
  • A STEADFAST HOPE – Vs. 3 – Psalm 121

Psalm 133 – THE BLESSINGS OF UNITY

  • UNITY IS GOOD – Vs. 1
  • UNITY IS PLEASANT – Vs. 1
  • “UNITY IS COMMUNITY” – Vs. 1
  • UNITY IS SPIRITUAL – Vs. 2 – Galatians 5:22-23
  • UNITY IS CONTINUAL – Vs. 2
  • UNITY IS COMPLETE – Vs. 3
  • UNITY IS ETERNAL – Vs. 3 – Hebrews 12:22-24

Psalm 134 – THE NIGHT WATCH

  • WHAT? - Come, bless the LORD, - Psalm 34:1-3
  • WHO? - all you servants of the LORD, - Psalm 119:62-63
  • WHEN? - who stand by night – 1 Chronicles 9:33, Psalm 42:8, Philippians 4:4
  • WHERE? - in the house of the LORD! – Psalm 27:4
  • HOW? - Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the LORD! – Psalm 103:1-2
  • WHY? - May the LORD bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth!

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PSALM 150 – PRAISE: A SUMMARY

The psalms are loaded with praise to our wonderful God.  Psalm 150 seems to sum up what has been said about praise in the other Psalms.

PRAISE FOR HIS MAJESTY - Vs. 1

Psalm 93:1, Psalm 96:1, Psalm113:3-4,

PRAISE FOR HIS MIGHTY ACTS - Vs. 2

Psalm 46, Psalm 104, Psalm 107, Psalm 136

PRAISE WITH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - Vss. 3-5

Psalm 33:1-3, Psalm 81:1-4, Psalm 92:1-3, Psalm 108:1-2,

PRAISE WITH THE MOUTH Vs. 6

Psalm 96:1-2, Psalm 98:1, Psalm 89:1, Psalm 104:33-34

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