Hillview Baptist Church
Morning Worship, August 25, 2019
- Nothing But The Blood / O Happy Day
- Every Praise
- God Of Wonders
- Your Name
- Come Ye Sinners
- Opening PrayerIntroductionConspiracy theoriesDifferent kind of scripture readingScripture Reading23 Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.42 then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word.51 The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.150 They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law.61 Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law.86 All your commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me!95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies.110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts.121 I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.134 Redeem me from man’s oppression, that I may keep your precepts.157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies.161 Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.143 Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.153 Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.The Psalmist was persecutedprinces were plotting againstAre there people plotting against the church today? Satan?He was being tauntedPossible today?He was slanderedIs the church slandered today?Transition Question: How can you withstand persecution?I. To withstand persecution, know the WordKnow that you will be persecutedKnow that God is SovereignKnow that God is GoodII. To withstand persecution, keep the WordPrayPsalm 119:134134 Redeem me from man’s oppression, that I may keep your precepts.153 Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.Walk121 I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.134 Redeem me from man’s oppression, that I may keep your precepts.157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies.Go on the offensive (not the defensive)III. To withstand persecution, trust the WordGod promises that you can withstandWe have already discussed God’s sovereignty and goodness, don’t just know it, trust it.chair illustrationIV. To withstand persecution, realize that it is good71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.Gospel
- There Is Power In The Blood (Power In The Blood)
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