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Psalm 27 Sermon Notes
“The Face of God and The Face of Danger”
Sermon Outline for Psalm 27
- David Had Many .
- David Had One .
Digging Deeper: Read Hebrews 10:19-23
- Why are we (as sinners) able to draw near to our glorious, awesome, majestic, holy, beautiful God?
Psalm 27 Application Questions
- What kind of problems are envisioned in Psalm 27? (See verses 2-3 and 10)
- According to Psalm 27:4, what is the one thing David asked of the LORD?
- Practically, how will you “gaze upon the beauty of the LORD” this week?
- What do you find most compelling and lovely about our LORD? In other words, what inspires your worship of our Lord?
Beautiful Savior! Lord of all nations,
Son of God and Son of Man;
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be thine.
- “God is God, and distinguished from all other beings, and exalted above them, chiefly by his divine beauty” (Edwards, Works, 2:298).
- When you truly gaze upon the beauty of God, you are “not only able to cope with the troubles of life, but you are able to triumph over the troubles in your life” (Keller, “The Beauty of God”).
- “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world” (Lewis, The Problem of Pain, 92).
- “The tremendous figure which fills the Gospels (i.e., Jesus of Nazareth!) towers in this respect, as in every other, above all the thinkers who ever thought themselves tall. His pathos was natural, almost casual. The Stoics, ancient and modern, were proud of concealing their tears. He never concealed His tears; He showed them plainly on His open face at any daily sight, such as the far sight of His native city. Yet He concealed something. Solemn supermen and imperial diplomatists are proud of restraining their anger. He never restrained His anger. He flung furniture down the front steps of the Temple, and asked men how they expected to escape the damnation of Hell. Yet He restrained something. I say it with reverence; there was in that shattering personality a thread that must be called shyness. There was something that He hid from all men when He went up a mountain to pray. There was something that He covered constantly by abrupt silence or impetuous isolation. There was some one thing that was too great for God to show us when He walked upon our earth; and I have sometimes fancied that it was His mirth” (Chesterton, Orthodoxy, 167-68).