For What Should I Be Thankful? – Notes/Study Sheet

(Psalm 103:1-5)



   * Book of Psalms a collection of 150 songs. Psalm 103 very glorious.

   * Psalmist strains to bless the name of the Lord!

   * He loves God with every fiber of his being (Dt. 6:5; Mt. 22:37; Mk. 12:29-30).

   * God is a God of benefits (Ps. 68:19) and is always there for His people.

   * Some things we should forget:



   * Some things we must never forget:



1. Thank God for the forgiveness He offers!

   * All sin can be forgiven (I Jn. 1:9; Mt. 11:28-30; Rev. 22:17).

   * Saul of Tarsus –


   * Forgiveness is not unconditional (Rom. 6:17; Heb. 5:8-9; Acts 2:38; 22:16).

   * Nicodemus –

   * Simon the Sorcerer –


2. Thank God for the healing He offers!

   * Man will die (Gen. 2:17; Rom. 5:12), won’t live forever.

   * We don’t have access to miraculous healing (I Cor. 13:8).

   * We DO have the healing power God designed into the human body (Gen. 2:7; Psa. 139:14).

   * After the body is buried:



3. Thank God for the redemption found in Him!

   * Jesus paid the price for our redemption (Jn. 1:14; Heb. 2:11; Luke 1:68; Eph. 1:7).

            - We’re redeemed from the guilt of our transgressions




            - We await the redemption of our bodies




4. Thank God that Christians will be crowned!

   * God’s kindness shown in Creation (Psa. 19:1; Rom. 1:20)

   * God’s love shown through His providence (Acts 17:25)

   * God’s love shown through sending His Son (Tit. 3:4; John 3:16)

   * Which crowns will be given the faithful?





5. God satisfies our mouth with good things!

   * Even in our old age, God will supply us with good things.

   * Even in old age, our spirits can soar! (II Cor. 4:16)

   * All good blessings come from God. May we praise His name every day, not just once a year!


Take advantage of all the benefits God has made available – especially salvation!


                                                                                                                                        R.W. McAlister 11/23/08 a.m.