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The Works of The Lord are Great - Psalm 111:2

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Introduction

1. Letís begin by reading Psalm 111, noting in particular verse 2. The works of the Lord are great, Studied by all Who have pleasure in them

2. In the psalm, the works of the Lord are His works of redemption for Israel - Psalm 111:5-9

3. But in this lesson I wish to direct your attention to other great works of the Lord

 

Body

I. HIS CREATION

A. THE WORKS OF THE LORD ARE GREAT

1. God created the heavens and the earth - Genesis 1:1

2. They declare the glory and handiwork of God, His power and deity - Psalm 19:1-2; Romans 1:20

B. HAVE YOU STUDIED THEM?

1. Like David, contemplating their beauty and intelligent design? - Psalm 8:3-4

2. Viewing a starry night, an illustrious sunset, or even a single flower?

 

II. HIS WORD

A. THE WORKS OF THE LORD ARE GREAT

1. David praised the value of Godís Word - Psalm 19:7-11

2. Even more so now that we have the living-giving words of Jesus - John 6:63

B. HAVE YOU STUDIED THEM?

1. Like the truly blessed man? - Psalm 1:1-3

2. Reading that which provides comfort, hope and guidance? - Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

III. HIS SALVATION

A. THE WORKS OF THE LORD ARE GREAT

1. The salvation of mankind made possible by Godís love - John 3:16; 1 John 4:9-10

2. Saved by grace, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Spirit - Titus 3:4-7

B. HAVE YOU STUDIED THEM?

1. With the aid of such passages like Romans 6? - Romans 6:3-7

2. Reflecting on the consequence of such truths? - Romans 8:31-39

 

IV. HIS CHURCH

A. THE WORKS OF THE LORD ARE GREAT

1. That church built by His Son, purchased with His own blood - Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:28

2. Which is the kingdom of Christ, the bride of Christ, the temple of the Holy Spirit - Colossians 1:13; 2 Corinthians 11:2; 1 Corinthians 3:16

B. HAVE YOU STUDIED THEM?

1. With the aid of books like Acts, Ephesians, Colossians?

2. Learning of the origin, spread, nature of and work of the church?

3. Reveling in its simplicity in contrast to the denominationalism of today?

 

V. HIS PROMISES

A. THE WORKS OF THE LORD ARE GREAT

1. We can look forward to the resurrection of the dead - John 5:28-29

2. We can look forward to new heavens and new earth - Isaiah 65:17-19; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1-5

3. We can look forward to the new Jerusalem, the city whose builder and maker is God - Hebrews 11:10, 16; Revelation 21:2

B. HAVE YOU STUDIED THEM?

1. Pondering on how God will raise the dead? - 1 Corinthians 15:35-49

2. Looking forward to that new heavens and new earth? - 2 Peter 3:13-14

3. Reflecting on the great and precious promises? - 2 Peter 1:4

 

Conclusion

1. We have considered only a few of the great works of the Lord

a. His creation

b. His Word

c. His salvation

d. His church

e. His promise

2. If you have not yet done so, study the great works of the Lord

a. Reflect on the beauty and design of Godís creation

b. Read and meditate on Godís revelation (His Word)

3. As you do so, obeying the latter, you will find great pleasure both now and in the hereafter!

 

Are You Saved?

 

-- Don Treadway, January 2011 --

 


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