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Does God Really Exist?

23 April 2017   Speaker:  Rev. Bob Hylton   Scripture:  Psalm 19   Series:  Questions?
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Today’s Encouraging Word

Pastor Bob Hylton Ed.D

April 23, 2017

Questions Series

Does God Really Exist?

Psalm 19

1The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. 3They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. 5It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.

 

The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous.

 

10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. 11 By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

 

12 But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. 13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.

 

14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Yes, God exists and has revealed himself!

1. God is revealed through Natural Revelation.  

·      The appreciation of what God has made.

·      The observation of natural events. (v1-6)

 

2. God is revealed through Special Revelation from his Holy Word. (v7-9)

A. The Law of the Lord is perfect. (v7a)

B. The Statutes of the Lord are trustworthy. (v7b)

C. The Precepts of the Lord are right. (v8a)

D.The Commands of the Lord are radiant. (v8b)

E. The Fear of the Lord is pure. (v9a)

F. The Decrees of the Lord are firm. (v9b)

 

3. The Application: Natural Revelation is designed to bring us to the recognition of our need for Special Revelation and Jesus Christ is the ultimate climax of God’s Special Revelation. (v10-11)

·      See Hebrews 1: 1-4

·      See 1 Peter 1: 17-21

 

4. The Request: Acquit me of my hidden faults and keep me from willful sins.(v12-13)

 

5. The Result: An overwhelming desire for praise and worship of God our creator.(v14)

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