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Goodness and Mercy Shall Follow Me

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Sermon shared by William R. Nabaza

September 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Reminder of GOD'S goodness and mercy II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show goodness and mercy shall follow us. IV. TEXT: Psalms 23:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) Surely your goodness and
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
I. EXORDIUM:

Reminder of GOD'S goodness and mercy

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show goodness and mercy shall follow us.

IV. TEXT:

Psalms 23:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

V. THESIS:

Goodness and Mercy shall follow, pursue or ran after us not the other way around.

VI. TITLE:

Goodness and Mercy Shall Follow Me

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: David
B. Purpose: hymn for GOD'S Worshippers
C. follow came from Hebrew word "rawdaf" meaning run after with hostile content, chase, follow, hunt, persecute

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Goodness shall follow me (Genesis 1:4, Psalms 128:2, Proverbs 15:16, Ezekiel 17:8)

1. Hebrew word: tobe meaning best, beautiful, better, good men, good women, prosperity, wealth, pleasure, kindness, good favor
same word used in Genesis 1:4
Genesis 1:4 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness.
Original goodness when GOD first created this world before the fall.

Psalms 128:2 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be!

Proverbs 15:16 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Better to have little, with fear for the Lord, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.

Proverbs 16:19 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud.

Ezekiel 17:8 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
even though it was already planted in good soil and had plenty of water so it could grow into a splendid vine and produce rich leaves and luscious fruit.

B. Mercy shall follow me (Exodus 34:6, Psalms 51:1, Proverbs 20:28, Isaiah 63:7)

1. Hebrew word: khehsed meaning kindness, good deed, mercy, favor, beauty

a. Mercy can also mean unfailing love (Proverbs 20:28) , loving kindness (Isaiah 63:7)

Exodus 34:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The Lord! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.

Psalms 51:1 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.

Proverbs 20:28 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Unfailing love and faithfulness protect the king; his throne is made secure through love. (Unfailing love is mercy)

Isaiah 63:7 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
I will tell of the Lord’s unfailing love. I will praise the Lord for all he has done. I will rejoice in his great goodness to Israel, which he has granted according to his mercy and love.

C. While I'm still alive = all the days of my life

1. Hebrew word for life is khahee meaning alive, strong, fresh

a. living - Genesis 1:21
Genesis 1:21 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.

b. as long as they live - Deuteronomy 4:10
Deuteronomy 4:10 (New
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