Presentation on theme: "God Is Our Rest and Refreshment (God Is Our Everything!) Lesson 3."— Presentation transcript:
God Is Our Rest and Refreshment (God Is Our Everything!) Lesson 3
Brief Review Today represents our third installment in this fifteen part series of lessons taken from Psalm (23). The theme for this series of lessons is God is Our Everything! In exploring this theme, we are seeking to understand: –In what specific ways God demonstrates to us that He is our everything –What changes this should bring about in our lives –What we can do show God our appreciation for being our everything
Brief Review Lesson 1- God Is Our Leader- This was taken from the phrase The Lord is my Shepherd found in verse (1). Lesson 2- God Is Our Provider- This was taken from the phrase, I shall not want also found in verse (1).
God Is Our Rest and Refreshment The psalmist David says in verse (2): He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. This lesson will hopefully help all who may be tired, weary, stressed, or burdened in their life.
God Is Our Rest and Refreshment The Powerful Instigators of Stress The Precious Invitation for Rest The Prevailing Insistence of God
The Powerful Instigators of Stress- The Bad Ones Spiraling Debt Looming Foreclosure Salary Reduction Job Uncertainty Demanding Boss Irritable Co-workers Job Loss Moving Son or Daughter Leaving Home Trouble with In-laws An Unplanned Pregnancy Marital Tension Domestic Violence or Abuse Marital Separation Divorce Addictions Emotional Disorders Personal Injury or Illness Death of a Loved One Worries Concerning War, Terrorism, the Economy
The Powerful Instigators of Stress: The Good Ones Job Promotion Opening a Business Retirement Getting Married Birth of a Child Raising Children Taking Care of Aging Parents Holidays Vacations Writing this Lesson
The Precious Invitation for Rest God has always offered rest for His people. (Psalm 16:7-9; 116:1-7) Concerning this matter of rest, the most beautiful invitation ever given to man comes from Jesus our Lord and Savior. In His invitation to all of us, He offers us rest from our worries, fears, stresses, and burdens! (Matthew 11:28-30) We can accept this invitation if we will obey the words of Acts (3:19).
The Prevailing Insistence of God In our main text of Psalm (23:2), David says, God makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. How is it that God can make us do anything? How is it that God can have a prevailing insistence concerning our rest and refreshment?
The Prevailing Insistence of God God is able to prevail in our lives because He knows we crave rest from our stresses and burdens and that we will do whatever He says in order to achieve that rest. Thus, God plainly teaches us in His Word that rest will come when we allow Him to lead us beside the still waters of: –The Right Priority(Matthew 6:33,34) –The Right Perspective(Genesis 18:14) –The Right Principle(Mark 6:31) –The Right Path(Jeremiah 6:16) –The Right Promise(Hebrews 4:1,9)