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Planted by the Rivers (Psalm 1) - 5/17/20

Download the Sermon Notes for May 17, 2020.

-What is required for one to live a “blessed” life? How do we become “planted by the rivers of water,” safe and secure in our walk of faith?

-It takes three things ... separation, preparation, and expectation.


I. THE SAINT is...

1. SEPARATED FROM THE WORLD (v. 1) -

There are three things that demonstrate one’s separation from the world and to God. The Saint... a. REJECTS WORLDLY COUNSEL - does not LISTEN to world's advice. b. REFUSES WICKED CONDUCT - does not LINGER with the world. c. REMOVES HIMSELF FROM WILLFUL CONDEMNERS -

does not LIVE with or in the world. 2. SATISFIED WITH THE WORD (v. 2) -

There are two things required in preparation to be planted ... a. DELIGHT IN THE WORD

b. DEVOTION TO THE WORD

And therefore is... 3. SECURED FROM WORRY (v. 3) -

If we separate from the world and are satisfied with the Word,

we can expect security from worry. a. Planted like a Tree b. Brings forth Spiritual Fruit c. Its leaf does not whither - serving by spiritual gifts

II. THE SINNER - in contrast is:

1. DRIVEN TO WORLDLINESS (V. 4) 2. DOOMED BY THE WORD (v. 5) 3. DAMNED BY HIS WAYS (v. 6)

Questions for further study:

  • How do demonstrate that you are separated from the world?

  • Do you spend more time listening to the message of the world or the message of the Word?

  • What is the correction when you realize you are being wrongly influenced by ungodly people, persuasions and power?

  • What does it mean to you to “delight in the law of the Lord?”

  • What does it mean to you to meditate in the law of the Lord day and night?

  • What does v. 3 mean, “And whatever he does shall prosper?”

  • Which best represents you, the Saint or the sinner?

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