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Summary: To show the difference in Old and New Testament, in Old, according to performance of the person, that's why it's lacking; in New Testament, it's according to Divine effort of the LORD JESUS CHRIST on the cross of calvary.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Is it according to your human effort or divine effort?

Divine effort

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show the difference in Old and New Testament, in Old, according to performance of the person, that's why it's lacking; in New Testament, it's according to Divine effort of the LORD JESUS CHRIST on the cross of calvary.

IV. TEXT:

Psalms 33:22 (Amplified Bible)

33:22 Let Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us, in proportion to our waiting and hoping for You.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for Your Goodness, Mercy and Loving-kindness to me that I am saved and full of hope coming from Your finished work on the cross, it's not me, but You that is ALL important.

VI. TITLE:

Hoping in the LORD's mercy

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.

B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)

C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD

D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author

E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. The LORD's mercy and loving-kindness is upon us

"Let Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us,"

Mercy or "chesed" in Hebrew meaning:

1. kindness

2. favor, good deed, mercy, pity, reproach

Psalms 5:11-12 (Amplified Bible)

5:11 But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits.

5:12 For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).

Psalms 13:5 (Amplified Bible)

13:5 But I have trusted, leaned on, and been confident in Your mercy and loving-kindness; my heart shall rejoice and be in high spirits in Your salvation.

B. New Testament way: In proportion to what JESUS has done for us.

"in proportion to our waiting and hoping for You."

According as, In proportion or "asher" in Hebrew meaning:

1. who, which, what, that

2. when, where, because, in order that

3. whatsoever

Matthew 9:29 (Amplified Bible)

9:29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith and trust and reliance [on the power invested in Me] be it done to you;

According or "kata" in Greek meaning:

1. after

2. according

According to what JESUS has done on the cross, that's Perfect Sacrifice, we received everything from Him not according to our performance.

1 Corinthians 1:29-31 (Amplified Bible)

1:29 So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God.

1:30 But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].

1:31 So then, as it is written, Let him who boasts and proudly rejoices and glories, boast and proudly rejoice and glory in the Lord.

2 Timothy 1:9 (Amplified Bible)

1:9 [For it is He] Who delivered and saved us and called us with a calling in itself holy and leading to holiness [to a life of consecration, a vocation of holiness]; [He did it] not because of anything of merit that we have done, but because of and to further His own purpose and grace (unmerited favor) which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago].

Titus 3:3-5 (Amplified Bible)

3:3 For we also were once thoughtless and senseless, obstinate and disobedient, deluded and misled; [we too were once] slaves to all sorts of cravings and pleasures, wasting our days in malice and jealousy and envy, hateful (hated, detestable) and hating one another.

3:4 But when the goodness and loving-kindness of God our Savior to man [as man] appeared,

3:5 He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but because of His own pity and mercy, by [the] cleansing [bath] of the new birth (regeneration) and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

Illustration:

LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT

G. Campbell Morgan was once approached by a soldier who said he would give anything to believe that God would forgive sins, "but I cannot believe He will forgive me if I just turn to Him. It is too cheap." Dr. Morgan said to him: "You were working in the mine today. How did you get out of the pit?"

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