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2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

Philippians 4:6 (NLT)

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Philippians 4:7 (NLT)

Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.


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Bless the LORD! Psalm 103:1-5, 20-22

Posted 11/10/2019

Sermon by Pastor Lee Evans

Bless the LORD!
Psalm 103:1-5, 20-22

 

Psalm 103:1-5, 20-22

1  My soul, bless the LORD, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2  My soul, bless the LORD, and do not forget all his benefits. 3  He forgives all your iniquity; he heals all your diseases. 4  He redeems your life from the Pit; he crowns you with faithful love and compassion. 5  He satisfies you with good things; your youth is renewed like the eagle. 20  Bless the LORD, all his angels of great strength, who do his word, obedient to his command.  21  Bless the LORD, all his armies, his servants who do his will. 22  Bless the LORD, all his works in all the places where he rules. My soul, bless the LORD!

 

1. Bless the LORD – What Does it Mean?

To express Love and Gratitude

To Bend the Knee

To the LORD – YHWH (I AM)

Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. Psalm 95:6 (CSB)

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise.  Give thanks to him and bless his name. Psalm 100:4 (CSB)

2. How & Who is to Bless the LORD?

With ALL your being, v. 1, 2, 22

  “Soul” here indicates we are to bless God with Everything in US… NO half-hearted, casual, thoughtless expression will do!

All of Creation, v. 20-22

  “Angels,” v. 20, “Armies,” v. 21, “all His works in all places”

3. Why Bless the LORD?

  • He Forgives, Redeems & Removes sin vv. 3, 4, 12
    Blessed are those whose lawless acts are forgiven and whose sins are covered.  Blessed is the person the Lord will never charge with sin. Rom 4:7-8 (CSB)
    How much more then, since we have now been declared righteous by his blood, will we be saved through him from wrath. Rom 5:9 (CSB)
  • He Loves, v. 4, 8,11,13,17
    “He crowns you with faithful love & compassion…” v. 4
    “The LORD is compassionate & gracious, slow to anger and abounding in faithful love. Psa 103:8 (CSB)
  • He Satisfies & Renews, v. 5  
    Satisfy -To be filled, to be full.
    Renew – to restore, to revitalize (Ps. 51:10)

Conclusion:

Will you Bless the LORD? 

   Will you show Him the gratitude he deserves?

   Are you WHOLEHEARTED in responding to Him?

   Have you experienced His Forgiveness, Redemption & Removal of your Sin!

    Do You Know His Love, Satisfaction & Renewal He gives?

Can YOU BLESS HIM?