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Love Your Church (Psalm 27:4-6)



Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, January 16, 2022
Part of the Authentic - All In For Jesus (Four Choices for 2022) series, preached at a Sunday Online service

Psalm 27:4–6 (Listen)

  One thing have I asked of the LORD,
    that will I seek after:
  that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
    all the days of my life,
  to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
    and to inquire in his temple.
  For he will hide me in his shelter
    in the day of trouble;
  he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
    he will lift me high upon a rock.
  And now my head shall be lifted up
    above my enemies all around me,
  and I will offer in his tent
    sacrifices with shouts of joy;
  I will sing and make melody to the LORD.

(ESV)

Sermon Notes

Authentic - All In For Jesus
Four Choices for 2022
Love Your Church
Psalm 27:4-6
1/16/22

How would you describe your love for your church?

Focus determines your future!

*One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That
I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold
The beauty of the Lord and meditate in His temple.vs.4

*For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in the tabernacle; In the secret
Place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock. vs.5
Love for church:
*Demands commitment
*Requires preeminent focus
*Realizes Jesus died for the church

*Matthew 16:18
*Acts 20:28
*I Thessalonians 2:14

I. Challenge to prioritize His heart above all others - vs. 4
Is you one focus Jesus?
A. Actions - Seek, Dwell, Behold, Meditate
B. Affirmations - Right question, right place and right motive

II. Recognize the beauty of His house and our place there-vs.4b
Is your vision clear?
A. Call of commitment must be answered
B. Active pursuit is key to success in life

III. Seek the secret place He prepares for you - vs.5
Where is your secret place?
A. Trouble led him to the church
B. He knew there was a tent built on a rock

IV. Church is a place to shout and sing for joy as a way of life-vs.6
Do you live with a song in your heart?
Will you love what He died for?

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