Summary: The Psalms are filled with the art of saying thankyou to God for His mighty works! We need to know and remember the works of God in our lives and regain a heart of thanks to God for all He has done for us.
Opening song of worship: I Speak Jesus
Announcements and Offering: Brennan
Thanksgiving Video of Testimonies from CHC!
Sermon: A Thanksgiving Psalm - Pastor MM
Thesis: The Psalms are filled with the art of saying thankyou to God for His mighty works! We need to know and remember the works of God in our lives and regain a heart of thanks to God for all He has done for us. Even in the middle of the hardship and challenges of this year.
Introduction to Psalm 145 from https://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/psalms-145-introduction.html:
“It seems to have been a psalm David took great delight in, and it may be that he often repeated and sung it, as it was made by him with great care and contrivance, in a very curious manner, as well as he was assisted in it by divine inspiration; for it is wrote in an alphabetical order, each verse: beginning with the letter of the alphabet in course, and goes through the whole, excepting one letter; and very probably it was composed in this form that it might be the more easily committed to memory, and retained in it.”
Hebrew Alphabet: Reference the Song – video!
See Psalm 119 – Honorable mention today to read this week for Thanksgiving – This Psalm has Titles of the
Hebrew Alphabet in your Bible
“The Jews have a very high opinion of it; their Rabbis say, that whoever says this psalm three times every day may be sure of being a child of the world to come ( A child of Heaven). This is mentioned by Arama and Kimchi; and which the latter explains thus, not he that says it any way, but with his mouth, and with his heart, and with his tongue. It seems to have been written by David after the Lord had granted him all his requests put up in the preceding psalms, and had given him rest from all his enemies; and when he turned his prayers into praises; for this psalm is wholly praise from one end to the other; and so are all the five following ones; they begin and end with "hallelujah"
David wrote this song after his huge breakthrough – Remember our theme this year is Breakthrough 2020 – I came across this thought in my devotions this week from red Rock Worship and their song Breakthrough on You version; “When we sing of breakthrough, we are referring to God’s mysterious and powerful way of taking us from one place to another: from a place of brokenness to wholeness, from confusion to trust, from bondage to freedom. Sometimes our need for breakthrough seems desperate and dire; if we don’t see the provision and presence of God show up soon, we will feel crushed under the weight of our circumstance. Sometimes breakthrough comes as a revelation; the Spirit of God illuminates in such way that what was foggy now becomes clear, and we are able to move forward in confidence. Sometimes a breakthrough is long-awaited; our need for God’s answer, his movement, or his deliverance feels like it’s late in coming-a desired reality that is being delayed another day. Whatever our situation may be, we know breakthrough is something we cannot procure on our own-it’s timing is determined by the sovereign Spirit of God.” Devotion day 1 from Red Rocks Worship
Many call this Psalm David’s theme song! His best song ever written! His number one hit of all times – praising and thanking God for His Blessings and the breakthrough in his life!
Psalms 145:1-7 (NIV)
1I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
3Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
4One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.
5They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
Message pt. 1 – We need to be thankful to the Lord for our testimonies, which declare God’s works.
1. The power of our testimony for God: Telling of His wonderful works in our lives.
a. Matthew 7:8 “For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
b. Revelation 12:11 “They overcame Him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony.”
i. These two verses remind why I need to share my testimony over and over. I always prefaced my testimony with this statement, “I do not share it to glorify my past before Christ but glorify my Lord who set me from the bondage of sin!” Many today feel it’s important to have a testimony that is dramatic and full of sin.