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An Exercise in Remembrance: God’s Faithfulness in our Story

An Exercise in Remembrance: God’s Faithfulness in our Story

Feb 11, 2018

Preacher: John Rerick

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February 11, 2018
John Rerick
An Exercise in Remembrance: God’s Faithfulness in our Story
Psalm 107:1-32
 
“Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.”
Hebrews 2:1
 
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? ... I the LORD search the heart.”
Jeremiah 17: 9-10a
 
Consider the Steadfast Love of the Lord
“Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord. “
Psalm 107:43
 
I. Our God is Provider
“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures
forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.”
Psalm 107:1-9
 
II. Our God is Liberator
“Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons, for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High. So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down, with none to help. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,and he delivered them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he shatters the doors of bronze and cuts in two the bars of iron.”
Psalm 107:10-16
 
III. Our God is Healer
“Some were fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction; they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy!”
Psalm 107:17-22
 
IV. Our God is Protector
“Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters; they saw the deeds of the Lord, his wondrous works in the deep. For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight; they reeled and staggered like drunken men and were at their wits' end. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.”
Psalm 107:23-32
 
Jesus is our Lord and King. Jesus is the embodiment of the steadfast love of God that the Psalmist writes about in Psalm 107.
Today He can be trusted as our Provider, Liberator, Healer, and Protector.
“LET THEM CONSIDER THE STEADFAST LOVE OF THE LORD”