Sustaining Grace in God’s Word

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  • Here is the sermon skeleton from my sermon last night in Midweek Worship:

    Title: “Sustaining Grace in God’s Word”

    Text: Psalm 119:17-24

    Point: There is sustaining grace in the word of God that can hold you up when people are trying to pull you down.

    I. God’s word sustains the servant (119:17-18)

    A. True servants desire to live the word of God (v. 17)

    B. True servants desire to learn the word of God (v. 18)

    1. There are wonderful things in the word of God.

    2. You cannot see the wonderful things in God’s word without your eyes being opened for you.

    3. Pray that God will open your eyes so that you may behold wonderful things from his word.

    II. God’s word sustains the sojourners (119:19-20)

    A. The sojourner’s pilgrimage (v. 19a)

    B. The sojourner’s plea (v. 19b)

    C. The sojourner’s passion (v. 20)

    III. God’s word sustains the suffering (119:21-22)

    A. God punishes rebellious people (v. 21)

    B. God protects faithful people (v. 22)

    IV. God’s word sustains the seeking (119:23-24)

    A. The discipline of those who seek God (v. 23)

    B. The delight of those who seek God (v. 24a)

    C. The direction of those who seek God (v. 24b)


    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.