Pastor Brian shares from Psalms 105 and 106. The psalmist's words in Psalm 105 reveal the proof of God's covenant faithfulness--He doesn’t back out of His promises. In contrast, Psalm 106 compares the people's sinful stubbornness with God's unrelenting faithfulness and mercy. The two sides of the covenant are revealed in who is remembering and who is forgetting. Bring your bible and read the Psalms.
- Psalm 105 is about the history of God’s covenant faithfulness to Israel. How has your personal history revealed God’s faithfulness?
- Psalm 106 is about Israel’s rebellion against the Lord, their faithful covenant partner. How was your personal history revealed rebellion against God?
- How can you use Psalm 106 to prove that people cannot save themselves?
- Why is Christ our only hope for salvation? In other words, how does Christ provide for our true spiritual needs? Think about how Christ fulfills the offices of Prophet, Priest, and King.
- Why can we be assured of God’s covenant faithfulness when we look at Christ?
Pastor Brian closes with this exhortation: "So, this evening, repent of your sins and let the glorious light of God's faithfulness flood your heart and give you your own words of praise and thanksgiving. Amen." The words of "Come Thou Fount" is a fitting conclusion, leading us into prayer.
Come Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming loveOh to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be
Let thy grace now like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Heres my heart oh take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above