Pastor Timothy L. Dortch

Subject: “Oh Give Thanks Unto The Lord”

Primary Scripture Reference(s): Psalm 136:23-26

Sermon Notes and Nuggets

  • Evidence = proof.
  • Mercy = love; faithful love.
  • Psalm 136 is a psalm of thanksgiving and descriptive praise.
    • The author is unknown.
    • It was used by Solomon after the building of the temple, as part the prayer of dedication. (2 Chronicles 7)
    • It was used by the Levites at the defeat of the Ammonities. (2 Chronicles 20).
    • It was read responsively.
    • Every psalm had a main focus.
  • “Oh” in the phrase “oh give thanks” represents great emotion on the part of the writer.
    • Deep, heartfelt expression of gratitude.
    • Give thanks = to give public acknowledgement.
      • We ought to publicly acknowledge what God has done in a deep, heartfelt manner.
  • Psalm 116:12-19
  • You don’t have to look far to see that God has been loving, merciful, kind & faithful toward you.
  • We take things for granted.
  • The first of the last 4 verses reveals what God has done for a group called “us.”
  • God remembered us in our low place.
    • Psalm 44:7
    • The “us” in these verses is Judah.
  • God redeemed us from the hand of our enemies.
  • Psalm 104:24-28
  • Psalm 145:14-15
  • In all situations and in all circumstances God’s mercy endures forever.
  • Romans 12
    • Give God yourselves … your everything because His mercy endures forever.

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