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THE RIGHTEOUS, THE REBELLIOUS, AND THE RECKONING OF GOD

(Psalm 1:1-6)

INTRODUCTION:

1.       The psalmist begins this psalm with the word __________ and ends with the word _____________.

2.       Jesus contrasted the two sides of the ___________ (Mt. 12:30).

3.       This psalm answers the question, “Will it matter in the judgment what I ________ and _______ in life?”

DISCUSSION:

I.         THE RIGHTEOUS MAN (vv. 1-3).

1.       ___________ the influences of dishonesty.

2.       ___________ the instruction of God (v. 2).

3.       __________ in the increase of success (v. 3).

II.        THE REJECTED MAN (v. 4).

1.       ___________ God’s counsel (cf. Gen. 4).

2.       ___________ on commandments of men (Mt. 15:9).

3.       _____________ the consequences of his decision (Mt. 3:12).

III.      THE RECKONING OF GOD (vv. 5,6).

1.       Is __________ (cf. Mt. 13:24-30; Rev. 21:27).

2.       Is ___________ (v. 5).

3.       Will be _________ according to God’s knowledge.

CONCLUSION:

1.     The song “Trust & Obey” portrays the essence of this psalm.

2.     The contrast between what is of ______ and what is of ________ is easy to see.  The real question is whether or not you are acting accordingly.


FAILURES AT CORINTH

(1 Cor. 1:18-31)

INTRODUCTION:

1.    In the text of our lesson we have no __________ seeing the problem at Corinth.

2.    These were thinking and speaking as __________.

3.    Hopefully we can learn from their _________.

 

DISCUSSION:    THEY FAILED –

I.     TO SEE THE WEAKNESS OF HUMAN WISDOM (vv. 18-21).

      1.     Even the _________ of the __________ is ___________ (v. 20).

      2.     Weakness was seen in the _________ of men (v. 21).

II.    TO SEE GOD’S WISDOM IN THE CROSS (vv. 22-25).

      1.     Some demanded a _____________ (v. 22).

     

      2.     Some desired human ___________ (v. 22).

      3.     Some discounted divine ____________ (v. 23).

III.   TO SEE GOD’S WISDOM IN THE MAKEUP OF THE CHURCH (vv. 26-31).

      1.     It is too __________ (v. 26).

     

      2.     It is ___________ by many (vv. 27-28).

      3.     It may be difficult to understand but aren’t you glad God called us ___________ in Christ?

CONCLUSION:

1.    There is no reason of ourselves to _______.

2.    The church is the ________ of God.  May we always act like it.

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