Psalms, Part 8

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 10, 2017

  • Psalms 41-48
  • Psalms 44:8 – This should be our goal: to praise God all day long!
  • Psalms 44:9-21 – The reason God rejected them was because they had forsaken God. Compare Romans 8:35-36. This passage seems to present the view of God’s actions from the human perspective. People felt that God was forsaking them for no reason. We know from many other scriptures that this was not really true.
  • Psalms 45:6 – This is a Messianic prophecy. See Hebrews 1:8-9.
  • Psalms 48:12-13 – Know God and His word well so you can teach it to the next generation.

Psalms, Part 7

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 3, 2017

  • Psalms 35-40
  • Psalms 37:25 – Sometimes the righteous are left destitute for reasons beyond their control. However, God has a plan to help those who find themselves in this position through the church. If we trust in God’s arrangements and carry out his commands, those in need will be provided for.
  • Psalms 40:6-8 – This is a Messianic prophecy. Hebrews 10:5-10 quotes this and applies it to Christ.

Psalms, Part 6

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 27, 2017

  • Psalms 30-36
  • Psalms 31:23 – “The Lord preserves the faithful.” This is still true today!
  • Psalms 32:1 – See Romans 4:4-8. The blessed man is the one who trusts not in his own works to save him, but has faith in God that is sufficient to cause him to obey God’s commandments.
  • Psalms 32:9 – See John 6:44-45.
  • Psalms 34:14 – See I Peter 3:10-12.
  • Psalms 34:15-18 – See I Peter 3:12.
  • Psalms 34:18 – See Isaiah 66:2.

Psalms, Part 5

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 20, 2017

  • Psalms 22-28
  • Psalm 22:
    • John 8:28-29
    • John 16:31-32
    • Psalms 22:1 – It appeared to those around David (and later Jesus) that God had forsaken David (and Jesus). God had not in fact forsaken either one.
    • Psalms 22:7 – See Matthew 27:39
    • Psalms 22:9-11 – David had a lifetime trust in God.
    • Psalms 22:12-18 – These verses are definitely Messianic prophecies about Christ.
    • Psalms 22:31 – The last phrase is more properly translated, “It is finished.”
  • Psalms 23:3 – Our purpose in life is to live for His name’s sake.

Psalms, Part 4

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 13, 2017

  • Psalms 19-22
  • Psalms 19:12-13 – Compare Leviticus 16:21-22, 30, 34 and Hebrews 5:1-3. Our hidden faults are sins we have committed unknowingly. Under the Old Covenant, the scapegoat took on all the sins of the congregation – not just those they were aware of.
  • Psalms 21 – The king rejoices in God’s salvation.
  • Psalms 22 – We know this is a Messianic psalm because it is quoted in the New Testament and applied to Jesus.
  • Psalms 22:1
    • John 8:28-29 – God has never forsaken someone for doing that which pleased Him.
    • John 16:31-32
    • When Jesus quoted this psalm on the cross, He was bringing the entire contents of the psalm to the crowd’s attention.
    • Luke 23:48
    • Jesus did not become a sinner on the cross – He became a scapegoat to carry our sins away.
    • I Peter 1:19

Psalms, Part 3

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 6, 2017

  • Psalms 14-19
  • Psalms 14:1 – Compare Psalms 53.
  • Psalms 16:10-11 – This indicates there would be a resurrection. Compare Acts 2:25-31. Peter applies this to Christ.
  • Psalms 17 – A prayer of David for God’s help.
  • Psalms 19:1 – See Romans 1:20.
  • Psalms 19:12-13 – Presumptuous sins are those that are committed knowingly. Secret sins are those that are committed unknowingly. These two verses are a contrast. Compare the contrast that is made in Acts 17:30.

Psalms, Part 2

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 30, 2017

  • Psalms 8-13
  • Psalms 8:4-5 – Man is God’s greatest creation.
    • Hebrews 2:6-9 – Quotes this passage and applies it to Jesus.
  • Psalm 13 – When the going gets tough, let us turn to God and pray!

Psalms, Part 1

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 23, 2017

  • Psalms 1-7
  • Psalms 1:1 – God has a law and He wants us to walk in it!
  • Psalms 1:6 – A godly man is one who respects God and His word. “Godly” is not the same as “god-like.”
  • Psalms 2:1-5, 8-10 – The rulers on earth generally rage against God.
  • Psalms 4:1 – We can have gladness even in times of persecution because we live in spiritual peace and safety.
  • Psalms 5:3 – This is the best and only right way to start our day!
  • Psalms 6:1 – Don’t let the hardships of life turn you against God.

God in the Psalms

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By David Watson

Benchley, February 12, 2017

  • Psalm 99
  • God is faithful! Psalm 105
    • Why did God do all this? Because He told Abraham He would!
    • John 5:28-29 – God is faithful, so we can believe in the resurrection!
  • God is in charge! Psalm 2
    • Psalm 2:1-3 – the scene on earth
    • Psalm 2:4-9 – the scene in Heaven
    • Psalm 2:10-12 – the warning: listen up!
    • Acts 4:23-30 – It doesn’t matter who appears to be in charge on Earth. God is still in charge!
  • God cares for me! Psalm 139
    • Matthew 6:25
  • God punishes evil! Psalm 9
    • Genesis 4:10 – Cain, you are in trouble!
    • Exodus 2:23 – Pharaoh, you are in trouble!
    • Hebrews 10:31
  • God forgives! Psalm 32
  • Psalm 15:1 – Who can be in fellowship with God?
    • Psalm 15:2-5 – Those who live righteously!