18 September 2022

Senior Sunday School 4 : Book of Psalms 2 : 18th September 2022

Senior Sunday School 4 : Book of Psalms 2 : 18th September 2022
Text: Psalm 48

Rev Dr Charles Tan
Psalms Book 2

Message Notes

SSS 4 18 September 2022
Book 2
Psalms 42-72

Text: Psalm 48

A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised
In the city of our God,
In His holy mountain.

2 Beautiful in elevation,
The joy of the whole earth,
Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north,
The city of the great King.

3 God is in her palaces;
He is known as her refuge.

4 For behold, the kings assembled,
They passed by together.

5 They saw it, and so they marvelled;
They were troubled, they hastened away.

6 Fear took hold of them there,
And pain, as of a woman in birth pangs,

7 As when You break the ships of Tarshish
With an east wind.

8 As we have heard,
So we have seen
In the city of the LORD of hosts,
In the city of our God:
God will establish it forever. Selah

9 We have thought, O God, on Your lovingkindness,
In the midst of Your temple.

10 According to Your name, O God,
So is Your praise to the ends of the earth;
Your right hand is full of righteousness.

11 Let Mount Zion rejoice,
Let the daughters of Judah be glad,
Because of Your judgments.

12 Walk about Zion,
And go all around her.
Count her towers;

13 Mark well her bulwarks;
Consider her palaces;
That you may tell it to the generation following.

14 For this is God,
Our God forever and ever;
He will be our guide
Even to death.

Psalm 48:1-14

1. Exulting in the LORD

a) Great is the LORD Psalm 48:1a
b) Greatly to be praised Psalm 48:1b
c) He is a great King Psalm 48:2d
d) God as a Refuge Psalm 48:3
e) God’s lovingkindness Psalm 48:9
f) God’s name of righteousness Psalm 48:10
g) God as the Guide even to death Psalm 48:14

2. Proud Rejoicing in Zion

a) As the city
i) Of God Psalm 48:1b
ii) As the city of the great king Psalm 48:2d
iii) City of the LORD of hosts Psalm 48:8c
iv) City of our God Psalm 48:8d
b) As God’s holy mountain Psalm 48:1c
i) Beautiful in elevation Psalm 48:2a
ii) Mount Zion Psalm 48:2c

3. God’s Protection of Mount Zion

a) Enemy kings assembled Psalm 48:4-7
b) They came in ships Psalm 48:7
c) They go away in fear Psalm 48:6-7

4. Lessons to learn

a) How God will establish Zion Psalm 48:8e
b) How He shows lovingkindness
To His Temple Psalm 48:9
c) To rejoice in His judgments Psalm 48:11
d) To thank God for His protection
And provision
i) Bulwarks
ii) Palaces Psalm 48:13