12 May 2024

Senior Sunday School 4 : Book of Psalms 5 : 12th May 2024

Senior Sunday School 4 : Book of Psalms 5 : 12th May 2024
Text: Psalm 107

Speaker:
Rev Dr Charles Tan
Series:
Psalms Book 5

Message Notes

SSS 4
Book 5
Psalms 107-150
12 May 2024

Psalm 107

22 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And declare His works with rejoicing.

23 Those who go down to the sea in ships,
Who do business on great waters,

24 They see the works of the LORD,
And His wonders in the deep.

25 For He commands and raises the stormy wind,
Which lifts up the waves of the sea.

26 They mount up to the heavens,
They go down again to the depths;
Their soul melts because of trouble.

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
And are at their wits’ end.

28 Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble,
And He brings them out of their distresses.

29 He calms the storm,
So that its waves are still.

30 Then they are glad because they are quiet;
So He guides them to their desired haven.

31 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!

Psalm 107:22-31

1. A Different Scenario is presented

22 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And declare His works with rejoicing.

23 Those who go down to the sea in ships,
Who do business on great waters,

24 They see the works of the LORD,
And His wonders in the deep.

Psalm 107:22-24

a) Those who do business
b) Traders who travel on the high seas
c) The focus here is not on enemies
d) Nevertheless, the works of the LORD are to be appreciated

2. The challenges they faced

25 For He commands and raises the stormy wind,
Which lifts up the waves of the sea.

26 They mount up to the heavens,
They go down again to the depths;
Their soul melts because of trouble.

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
And are at their wits’ end.

Psalm 107:25-27

a) The stormy wind
b) The waves of the sea
i) They mount up to the heavens
ii) They go down to the depths
c) Their soul melts
d) They stagger like a drunkard
e) They are at the end of their wits

3. Crying out to the LORD

28 Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble,
And He brings them out of their distresses.

29 He calms the storm,
So that its waves are still.

30 Then they are glad because they are quiet;
So He guides them to their desired haven.

Psalm 107:28-30

a) In trouble
b) In distress
c) The LORD responds
i) He calms the storm
ii) The waves are still
ii) He guides them to their desired haven

4. Giving thanks to the LORD

Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!

Psalm 107:31

Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And declare His works with rejoicing.

Psalm 107:22

a) For His goodness
b) For His wonderful works to the children of men
c) The sacrifices of thanksgiving