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Summary: To show that our thoughts is a powerful tool to worship GOD that is placed within this temple (body).

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you a worshipper of GOD? Yes, I have my thoughts fixed on GOD.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that our thoughts is a powerful tool to worship GOD that is placed within this temple (body).

IV. TEXT:

Psalms 48:9 (King James Version)

48:9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

Psalms 48:9 (Amplified Bible)

48:9 We have thought of Your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of Your temple.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for You made our thoughts focused on You and we choose to remember You in our thoughts and always think about Your love for us.

VI. TITLE:

Worship GOD with your temple

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. Our thoughts of GOD's love for us.

"We have thought of Your steadfast love,"

Thought or "damah" in Hebrew which means:

1. to compare

2. to resemble, liken, consider

3. mean, think, use similitudes

Lovingkindness or "chesed" in Hebrew which means: kindness, piety, favor, good deed, mercy, pity

Psalms 26:3 (Amplified Bible)

26:3 For Your loving-kindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth [faithfully].

Psalms 77:10-11 (Amplified Bible)

77:10 And I say, This [apparent desertion of Israel by God] is my appointed lot and trial, but I will recall the years of the right hand of the Most High [in loving-kindness extended toward us], for this is my grief, that the right hand of the Most High changes.

77:11 I will [earnestly] recall the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will [earnestly] remember the wonders [You performed for our fathers] of old.

Our thoughts is a gift from GOD. It's one powerful device within our bodies that can make or destroy us. If our thoughts is on earthly things, these will destroy us.

Colossians 3:2 (Amplified Bible)

3:2 And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.

Colossians 3:5 (Amplified Bible)

3:5 So kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).

So keep our thoughts focused on JESUS.

Deuteronomy 8:18 (Amplified Bible)

8:18 But you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Hebrews 12:2 (Amplified Bible)

12:2 Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.


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