Hillview Baptist Church
Morning Worship, August 18, 2019
      • 1 Chronicles 16:8–10NIV2011

  • Beautiful One
  • Thy Mercy My God
  • Doxology
      • Psalm 119:57–88NIV2011

  • Cornerstone
  • Nothing But The Blood
  • Before The Throne Of God Above
      • Psalm 119:1–16NIV2011

  • Introduction of Series [PLEASE BE SEATED]
    How do you emphasize important things?
    Raising your voice?
    Changing your tone or pitch?
    The Bible tends to emphasize things by repeating them.
    Introduce Psalm 119
    Tie to Psalm readings
    Longest (176 verses, 315 lines)
    Every verse with only a few exception references the Word of God using various words
    # of exceptions depends on who you ask, between 1 and 5 verses do not
    Not only is it long but it is packed with truth
    Spurgeon’s entry on it totals 349 pages
    One puritan’s work on it has 190 chapters spanning 1,677 pages (Thomas Manton)
    Accrostic (22 letters)
    Introduce The Bible
    Scripture Reading Psalm 119:1-16
    Opening Prayer
    Introduction to Sermon
    Psalm 119 might sound familiar to you, not just because of Psalm 119 on its own but because of another familiar Psalm...
    Psalm 1:1–2 ESV
    1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
    Transition to Exposition
    Exposition 1
    Psalm 119:1–8 ESV
    1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! 2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, 3 who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! 4 You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. 5 Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! 6 Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments. 7 I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules. 8 I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!
    Let us begin by exploring what is meant by “blessed”
    It is often simplified by saying happiness
    Lexicon study...
    Deeper than superficial happiness
    Deep, life filling joy and contentment that only comes from God
    So now the question is, Who is this blessedness for?
    For those whose...
    way is blameless
    walk in the Law of the Lord
    seek Him wholeheartedly
    do no wrong
    walk in His ways

    The blessed life is for the one who keeps the law whole heartedly

    God has commanded it (vs.4a)
    You will not be put to shame (vs. 6a)
    You will not be forsaken (vs.8b)
    Be diligent (vs.4b)
    Pray (vs. 5)
    Read and understand (vss. 6b-7)
    Keep the statutes (8a)
    Transition question: So this all leads to the question, how can I practically fo this? How can I hope to keep myself clean?
    I’m glad you asked, look at vs. 9 where the Psalmist asks the same thing
    Exposition 2
    Psalm 119:9–16 ESV
    9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. 10 With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! 11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 12 Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes! 13 With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth. 14 In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. 16 I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

    Seek, Pray, Memorize, Praise, Testify, Enjoy, Meditate, Remember

    Biggest decision...
    Smallest decision
    Memorize and meditate
      • Psalm 1:1–2NIV2011

      • Psalm 119:1–8NIV2011

      • Psalm 119:9–16NIV2011

  • Jesus I Come (Out of My Bondage)
      • Numbers 6:24–26ESV

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