Tim Minge
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The Sadducees foolishly challenge the Word of God about the Word of God!
Matthew 22:23-33
The King's first call to the wedding feast is pure grace; the second call is pure mercy.
Matthew 22:1-14
Right worship involves prayer and praise.
Matthew 21
Once again, we see that the Messianic priorities are not what people think they are.
Matthew 20:29-34
How can God be both truly just in judgment and full of mercy and forgiveness?
Psalms 99
What event inspired Isaac Watts' famous hymn Joy to the World?
Psalms 98
We know that we are supposed to worship God, but do we know the reasons why we should do this?
Psalms 96
What exactly does it mean that God is holy? And what effect does it have on our worship?
Failure to trust in God's sovereign care and provision is failure to worship.
Psalms 95
The grace that saves is the grace that sanctifies.
Titus 2:11-15
Paul’s apostleship and the purpose for writing this letter was for the sake of the elect in the areas of faith, knowledge, and godliness.
Titus 1:1-4
This life isn't all there is; and it's not even the best part. Trust in God who alone can ransom a soul from death.
Psalm 49
Is our identity founded in this world or in God’s city?
Psalm 87
Who may be God’s guest and enjoy his hospitality?
Psalms 15
Does our attitude in worship say that God needs us or that we need God?
Psalms 50
We can say that we trust God, but how do we show it? How does someone prove or reveal that they truly trust God in troublesome times?
Psalms 3
Praise God through fear (1-4), song (5-7), and submission (8-9).
Psalms 47
How can anyone who recognizes his own depravity and sinfulness before a holy God expect to be declared innocent?
Three Voices of Psalm 19
When the psalmist considers the wonder of God’s creation, he recognizes his privileged place in it and turns to God in humility and praise.
Psalms 8
Regardless of my present circumstances, my future hope in God can battle fear and despair today.
Fear and Faith
I can and must forgive because I have been forgiven.
Matthew 18:21-35
Who are the little ones and how are we treating them?
Matthew 18
Respond joyfully to trials and ask God for wisdom to endure them, for blessing comes when we endure by receiving and obeying his Word.
James 1:1-27
Being religious is more than thinking that you are.
Arcing—Assignment 9
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Knowing the God We Worship
Psalms 100
Do you really know God? What you know of God will determine how you worship him.
Published February 2nd, 2020
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Main point summary
I recognize that my arc may not be completely accurate, but I wanted to provide something for others to compare to their own work. I welcome your comments and critiques. I think that knowing God is the basis for the commands given in this psalm. That knowing God affects the way we worship.
Main point summary
Because of who God is, who we are, and what he has done, we must worship Him with joy, thankfulness, and praise. To truly worship God, to enter his gates, and to come before him, we must know who he is, who we are, and what he has done.
Psalms 100:1-5
p Make a joyful noise to the Lord , all the earth!
a Shout joyfully to the Lord , all the earth.
Give a cheerful shout of triumph and raise the war-cry to YHWH , all you people of Earth!
q Serve the Lord with gladness !
a Serve the Lord with gladness ;
Serve YHWH joyfully and jubilantly with a glad heart!
r Come into his presence with singing !
b Come before Him with joyful singing .
Come before him with joyful singing and rejoicing!
Know that s the Lord , he is God!
Know that a the Lord 1 Himself is God;
Do this based on the certainty of the knowledge (through instruction and experience) that YHWH himself is the one true God!
It is he who t made us,
It is He who has b made us,
FOR it is YHWH who made us;
and u we are his; 1
and 2 not we ourselves;
we did not make ourselves (or therefore, we are his)
we are his v people,
We are c His people
Therefore, we are his people, we belong to him;
and w the sheep of his pasture.
and the sheep of His pasture.
we are his sheep, dwelling and feeding in his pasture.
x Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
Enter His gates a with 1 thanksgiving
So, enter the gates of his temple giving thanks to him,
and his y courts with praise!
And His courts with praise.
and come into the court of his temple with a song of praise in your mouth.
Give thanks to him;
Give thanks to Him,
And there, give God your thanks
z bless his name!
b bless His name.
and bless his name in grateful praise!
a For the Lord is good;
For a the Lord is good;
Because YHWH is good in every possible way,
his steadfast love endures forever,
b His lovingkindness is everlasting
for this God we know has steadfast love that never fails;
and his b faithfulness to all generations.
And His c faithfulness to all generations.
and we know that he is faithful to his covenant promises to every generation.
worship YHWH
Based on the understanding of who YHWH is and who we are in relation to him.
the farthest that the people could go except for the priests
Not just a command to serve but to serve jubilantly Psalm 43:4 Psalm 16:11 Deu 28:15 and 28:45-48
it is a fountain/well that never runs dry
same phrase as in Psalm 66:1 except there "to God" and here "to YHWH"
To know is to have firm ground underfoot, the prerequisite of praise... Derek Kidner, Psalms 73–150: An Introduction and Commentary, vol. 16, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1975), 389.
once again, worship YHWH with thanks and praise
based on our knowledge of this God who has proven himself to be good and faithful and unfailing
In Hebrew as in English, service is indivisible; it is a word which leaves no gap or choice between worship and work. -Derek Kidner, Psalms 73–150: An Introduction and Commentary, vol. 16, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1975), 389.
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