22 January 2023

Senior Sunday School 4 : Book of Psalms 2 : 22nd January 2023

Senior Sunday School 4 : Book of Psalms 2 : 22nd January 2023
Text: Psalm 65

Rev Dr Charles Tan
Psalms Book 2

Message Notes

SSS 4 22 JANUARY 2023
Book 2
Psalms 42-72

Text: Psalm 65

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. A Song.
1Praise is awaiting You, O God, in Zion;
And to You the vow shall be performed.

2 O You who hear prayer,
To You all flesh will come.

3 Iniquities prevail against me;
As for our transgressions,
You will provide atonement for them.

4 Blessed is the man You choose,
And cause to approach You,
That he may dwell in Your courts.
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,
Of Your holy temple.

5 By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us,
O God of our salvation,
You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth,
And of the far-off seas;

6 Who established the mountains by His strength,
Being clothed with power;

7 You who still the noise of the seas,
The noise of their waves,
And the tumult of the peoples.

8 They also who dwell in the farthest parts are afraid of Your signs;
You make the outgoings of the morning and evening rejoice.

9 You visit the earth and water it,
You greatly enrich it;
The river of God is full of water;
You provide their grain,
For so You have prepared it.

10 You water its ridges abundantly,
You settle its furrows;
You make it soft with showers,
You bless its growth.

11 You crown the year with Your goodness,
And Your paths drip with abundance.

12 They drop on the pastures of the wilderness,
And the little hills rejoice on every side.

13 The pastures are clothed with flocks;
The valleys also are covered with grain;
They shout for joy, they also sing.

Psalm 65:1-13


1. There were many problems

2. There were many enemies to contend with

3. There were also personal iniquities to account for Psalm 65:3


1. God will provide atonement for all transgressions and iniquities

2. The significance of “atonement”

a) There will be forgiveness
b) There will be restoration
c) There will be blessings
d) Assurance that God will hear prayers Psalm 65:2

3. Appropriate responses

a) Praise
b) Fulfilment of vows Psalm 65:1
c) Satisfaction in God’s provision Psalm 65:4


1. The man God chooses Psalm 65:4

a) To approach Him
b) To dwell in His house
c) A significant text about God choosing us to be His children
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
Ephesians 1:3-6

2. Meditation of the Person of the LORD

a) By awesome deeds of righteousness Psalm 65:5
b) The God of our salvation Psalm 65:5b
c) The confidence of all who know Him Psalm 65:5c
d) A strong God who establishes the mountains Psalm 65:6
e) A powerful God who calms the stormy sea
And the tumult of the people on earth Psalm 65:7
f) The fear of man as he sees these signs Psalm 65:8
g) God’s care of the earth Psalm 65:9
h) He provides the necessary rain Psalm 65:10
i) Each year God bestows goodness/abundance Psalm 65:11
i) The pastures of the wilderness
ii) The little hills rejoice
j) The pastures are clothed with flocks
k) The valleys are covered with grain
l) They shout and sing in recognition of God’s abundant blessings