11 February 2024

Senior Sunday School 4 : Book of Psalms 4 : 11th February 2024

Senior Sunday School 4 : Book of Psalms 4 : 11th February 2024
Text: Psalm 105

Rev Dr Charles Tan
Psalms Book 4

Message Notes

Book 4
Psalms 90-106
11 February 2024

Psalm 105

Part 1

1. A historical Psalm

2. Features of Israel’s history are recalled

3. The history of Israel was carefully taught


1Oh, give thanks to the LORD!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!

2 Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!

3 Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!

Psalm 105:1-3

1. To give thanks to the LORD

2. To call upon God

3. To make known His deeds

4. To sing to the LORD

5. To talk of all His wondrous works

6. To glory in His name

7. To rejoice in the LORD


4 Seek the LORD and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!

5 Remember His marvellous works which He has done,
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,

6 O seed of Abraham His servant,
You children of Jacob, His chosen ones!

7 He is the LORD our God;
His judgments are in all the earth.

Psalm 105:4-7

1. To always seek the LORD

2. To remember His marvellous works

a) His wonders
b) His judgements

3. A special call to Israel

a) The seed of Abraham
b) The children of Jacob
c) His chosen ones
d) To remember the LORD their God


8 He remembers His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations,

9 The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac,

10 And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
To Israel as an everlasting covenant,

11 Saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
As the allotment of your inheritance,”

Psalm 105:8-11

1. God gave a Covenant to Abraham Genesis 12-17

2. This Covenant was sacred, confirmed by an oath

a) Abraham
b) Isaac
c) Jacob

3. This was an everlasting Covenant

4. It was a Covenant that included the land of Canaan


12 When they were few in number,
Indeed very few, and strangers in it.

13 When they went from one nation to another,
From one kingdom to another people,

14 He permitted no one to do them wrong;
Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes,

15 Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones,
And do My prophets no harm.”

Psalm 105:12-15

1. When they first entered Canaan
There were very few of them

2. They went from one nation to another

a) Ammonites
b) Philistines
c) Egypt

3. God’s protection

a) He did not permit anyone to harm them
b) They were regarded as “prophets”


16 Moreover He called for a famine in the land;
He destroyed all the provision of bread.

17 He sent a man before them—
Joseph—who was sold as a slave.

18 They hurt his feet with fetters,
He was laid in irons.

19 Until the time that his word came to pass,
The word of the LORD tested him.

20 The king sent and released him,
The ruler of the people let him go free.

21 He made him lord of his house,
And ruler of all his possessions,

22 To bind his princes at his pleasure,
And teach his elders wisdom.

23 Israel also came into Egypt,
And Jacob dwelt in the land of Ham.

24 He increased His people greatly,
And made them stronger than their enemies.

25 He turned their heart to hate His people,
To deal craftily with His servants.

Psalm 105:16-25

1. Famine in Egypt

2. Joseph was sent to Egypt

a) God tested him
b) He was imprisoned
c) He was hurt

3. The word of the LORD

a) It was given to Joseph
b) He rose from being a prisoner to Pharoah’s right-hand man

4. Jacob and his family

a) They came to Egypt
b) They prospered there

5. But in time to come

a) The Egyptians enslaved the children of Israel
b) They were cruelly treated
c) All of these things were part of God’s Plan
d) Israel was challenged to trust the LORD