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Summer in the Psalms Vol. 2

Study of Psalms

Hear My Prayer, O LORD

Psalm 143 • September 16, 2018 • Pastor Mark Mincy

1. The Prayer of a Thirsty Soul (verses 1 and 2) - Hear me - Listen to me - Answer me...according to your will - Have mercy upon me 2. The Plight of a Thirsty Soul (verses 3 and 4 ) - Pursued - Crushed - Isolated (imprisoned, blinded) - Overwhelmed - Distressed 3. The Proper Perspective of a Thirsty Soul (verses 5 and 6) - Remember God - Meditate on God - Ponder God - Confess to God - Beg God - Worship God (Selah) 4. The Plea of a Thirsty Soul (verses 7-10) - Answer me...quickly! - Hide not Your face from me - Cause me to hear of a Your mercy - Cause me to make the right choices - Deliver me - Teach me - Lead me 5. The Posture of a Thirsty Soul (verses 11 and 12) - I live for Your Name's sake - I rely on Your righteousness - I trust Your steadfast love - I wait for Your justice - I am Your servant

Blessed People Bless God and Bless Others

Psalms 1, 2, 133, and 134 • September 2, 2018 • Pastor Mark Mincy

Psalm1 and 2 - Blessed - Incredible happiness, joy, and satisfaction that comes simply from being right with God - Compare Psalm 1:1 and Psalm 2:12 - What do you delight in so much that you meditate on it? - Perish - Vanish; go astray; be destroyed - Compare Psalm 1:6 and Psalm 2:12 - Are you on the way to life or death? Psalm 133 - The Blessings of Unity - Physical/material blessing - Spiritual blessing - Eternal blessing Psalm 134 - BLESS GOD WITH YOUR WORSHIP AND BLESS OTHERS WITH YOUR WORDS - Bless God - Bless others - Be blessed

Let the Nations Praise You, O God

Psalm 67 • August 26, 2018 • Pastor Mark Mincy

CHANGE US, O GOD - A request for God's mercy - A request for God's blessing - A request for God's presence - Selah - So that your way may be known on the earth - So that your saving power may be known among the nations CHANGE THEM, O GOD - A request that others - all others will praise God - A request that the nations will be so glad they will sing for joy - A request that the nations will realize the source of all joy is the justice and righteousness of God - Selah - A second request that all others (the nations) will praise God Application - Cultivate a personal relationship with God - Thank God - Stand in awe of God - Worship God - Tell others about God

O God, Hear Me and Answer Me

Psalm 4 • August 19, 2018 • Pastor Mark Mincy

CRY OUT TO GOD CONTEMPLATE HIS CHARACTER CONSIDER YOUR WAYS - Tremble before the LORD - Don't sin - Search your own heart - Be silent - Obey and trust the LORD COMMIT YOURSELF TO GOD In peace I will both lie down and sleep; For you alone, O Lord, Make me dwell in safety.

The Excellence of God

Psalm 8 • August 12, 2018 • Pastor Mark Mincy

Contemplate God's Excellence - Creation - Children - Cosmos Key Word - θαυμάζω (thaumostos) - Wonderful, marvelous - Worthy of admiration - Excellent, passing human comprehension - Causing amazement joined with terror - Extraordinary, striking, surprising Cultivate Personal Excellence - Communication - Community - Chastity - Civility - Citizenship - Conviction - Christ-likeness

The Lord Is My Salvation

Pslam 27 • August 5, 2018 • Pastor Mark Mincy

The LORD Saves and Strengthens me (v. 1) - Pardon - Preservation The LORD Shields and Shelters me (v. 1b, 2-3) - From pressure - From people The LORD Secures and Safeguards me (v. 4-6) - In His house (the place where God dwells) - In my troubles - For His glory The LORD Supplies and Sustains me (v. 7-10) - In my anxiety - In His mercy - When all else fails The LORD gives me Steadfastness and Surety for living (v. 11-13) - Teaches me how to live: - The RIGHT (smooth, plain, level) path - The SAFE path - The GOOD path The LORD gives me Strength and Self-control for living (v. 14) - Composure (patience) - Romans 15:1-5; James 1:3-4; 12:9-21 - Courage