SCRIPTURE: Psalm 131:1-3 16 August 2015
SERMON: Spiritual Maturity Fulton, NY RPC



INTRODUCTION: O ISRAEL, HOPE IN THE LORD


A. PSALMS OF ASCENTS (120-134; geographical, spiritual; perh. architectural, literary, vocal; 2Chr8:13; Ps24:3; Hb12:22f)


B. COMPANION TO PSALM 130 (3 with 130:7,8; see Heb.9:12,26,29; Rom.8:18-25)


C. ISRAEL: THE GATHERED PEOPLE OF GOD (3; see 130:7; Ascents; Heb.10:25f; Eph.4:16)


D. HOPE: CONFIDENT EXPECTATION BASED ON HIS WORKS & WORDS (3; see Ascents, Ex.23:14-17; see Ps.130:7,8; 126:1f; Col.1:13)


E. LORD: STEADFAST LOVE & FAITHFULNESS (3; 130:7,8; see Ex.6:7; 34:6,7)



I. EFFECT: NOT PROUD (1; see Mt.5:3; Gal.6:22f; Jms.3:17f)


A. HEART & EYES (1a; Prov.21:4(Mt.6:22) see Mt.15:18,19; see Mt.5:28)


B. PROUD & HAUGHTY (1a; see Lk.18:9; Rom.12:16; see Dt.8:14,17; Prov.6:17)


C. GREAT & PRESTIGIOUS (1b; see 2Chr.26:16(Ezk.28:2; 2Th.2:4); Jer.45:5; Mk.4:19; 1Jn.2:16;see Dt.29:29)



II. MEANS: HUMBLED HIMSELF (2; see Mt.18:4; Phil.2:3)


A. SURELY: OATH-BOUND; OPPOSITE (2; see Acts 26:18; Col.1:13; see Col.3:9,10; 5f,12f)


B. COMPOSED & QUIETED (2a, see 1; Mt.8:26; see Rom.12:3,16; 2Chr.32:26; Ps.35:13)


C. MY SOUL (2a; see 1, Mk.9:47; 12:30; Gen.2:7)


D. LIKE A WEANED CHILD AGAINST HIS MOTHER (2; see 1Sam.1:23,24; see Gal.5:24,26;15-23; Mt.6:31-33;25f; 11:25f,28-30; 18:4; Mk.4:19; 1Jn.2:16; Phil.2:3f; 4:11; 1Tm.6:8)



CONCLUSION: HUMBLE YOURSELF TO HOPE IN GOD (1,2→3; 130:7,8; see Ps.20:7; 34:2; 1Cor.1:31; 2Cor.10:17; Gal.6:14; see Mt.18:4; Phil.2:3; 4:11; 1Tm.6:8; note: prayer; Phil.4:6,7)




















Brethren, what shall we do? (see Acts 2:37f)

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 131:1-3 16 August 2015
SERMON: Spiritual Maturity Fulton, NY RPC


INTRODUCTION: O ISRAEL, ___________ IN THE LORD


A. PSALMS OF ____________ (120-134; geographical, spiritual; perh. architectural, literary, vocal; 2Chr8:13; Ps24:3; Hb12:22f)


B. _________________ TO PSALM 130 (3 with 130:7,8; see Heb.9:12,26,29; Rom.8:18-25)


C. ISRAEL: THE ____________________ PEOPLE OF GOD (3; see 130:7; Ascents; Heb.10:25f; Eph.4:16)


D. HOPE: ___________________ EXPECTATION BASED ON HIS WORKS & WORDS (3; see Ascents, Ex.23:14-17; see Ps.130:7,8; 126:1f; Col.1:13)


E. LORD: ____________________ LOVE & FAITHFULNESS (3; 130:7,8; see Ex.6:7; 34:6,7)



I. EFFECT: NOT _____________ (1; see Mt.5:3; Gal.6:22f; Jms.3:17f)


A. HEART & __________ (1a; Prov.21:4(Mt.6:22) see Mt.15:18,19; see Mt.5:28)


B. PROUD & _______________ (1a; see Lk.18:9; Rom.12:16; see Dt.8:14,17; Prov.6:17)


C. GREAT & ________________ (1b; see 2Chr.26:16(Ezk.28:2; 2Th.2:4); Jer.45:5; Mk.4:19; 1Jn.2:16;see Dt.29:29)



II. MEANS: ________________ HUMBLED HIMSELF (2; see Mt.18:4; Phil.2:3)


A. SURELY: _________ -BOUND; OPPOSITE (2; see Acts 26:18; Col.1:13; see Col.3:9,10; 5f,12f)


B. ____________________ & QUIETED (2a, see 1; Mt.8:26; see Rom.12:3,16; 2Chr.32:26; Ps.35:13)


C. MY _________ (2a; see 1, Mk.9:47; 12:30; Gen.2:7)


D. LIKE A _________________ CHILD AGAINST HIS MOTHER (2; see 1Sam.1:23,24; see Gal.5:24,26;15-23; Mt.6:31-33;25f; 11:25f,28-30; 18:4; Mk.4:19; 1Jn.2:16; Phil.2:3f; 4:11; 1Tm.6:8)



CONCLUSION: ________________ YOURSELF TO _____________ IN GOD (1,2→3; 130:7,8; see Ps.20:7; 34:2; 1Cor.1:31; 2Cor.10:17; Gal.6:14; see Mt.18:4; Phil.2:3; 4:11; 1Tm.6:8; note: prayer; Phil.4:6,7)




















Brethren, what shall we do? (see Acts 2:37f)


Prepared by Teaching Elder Kit Swartz Reformed Presbyterian Church Eph.4:11,12; 1Tim.4:12-16; 5:17; Ezra 7:10; Mal.2:7 Audio at www.reformedvoice.com

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