Worship and Remembrance
Intro: Preaching Brings Worship - 9:3
a. Three Aspects of Worship
1. The Fervor of Worship - 9:4 - "loud voice"
a. The Direction of Worship - "cried unto God"
b. The Duration of Worship - 9:5 - "for ever and ever"
2. The Facts of Worship - 9:6-38
a. Godís Word Declares His Greatness - 6-12
1. Great In His Creation - 6
a. Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
2. Great In His Call - 7
a. 2Th 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
3. Great In His Covenants - 8
a. 2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
4. Great In His Compassion - 9-12
a. La 3:22-23 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
b. Godís Word Declares His Goodness - 13-15
1. His Goodness In His Condensation - 13 - "came down"
a. Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
b. 1Ti 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh,
2. His Goodness In His Communion - 13 - "spakest with"
a. 1Jo 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
3. His Goodness In His Commandments - 14
a. 1Jo 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
4. His Goodness In His Care - 15
a. Ps 23:1-6 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
c. Godís Word Declares His Graciousness - 16-38
1. His Graciousness In His Forgiveness - 16-18
a. Ro 4:6-8 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
2. His Graciousness In His Faithfulness - 19-25
a. Ps 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
3. His Graciousness In His Forbearance - 26-38
a. Ro 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?