Scripture: Psalm 73:1–73:28
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SUMMER IN THE PSALMS
THE ENEMY WITHIN (A MAN NAMED ASAPH)
Introduction: Asaph was facing discouragement and we get a look at his emotions in this passage. Asaph was dealing with envy.
Envy is defined as a desire to have a quality, possession, or other desirable attribute belonging to someone else.
Asaph’s Problem (Psalm 73:1-3)
- His Reality (Psalm 73:1)
Asaph describes those walking with the Lord as “pure in heart” which refers to a total commitment to the Lord (Matthew 5:8)
Being pure in heart is marked by transparency and an unwavering desire to please God in all things. (Psalm 51:10)
- His Problem (Psalm 73:2)
- His Doubt (Psalm 73:3) – He envied the arrogant.
Asaph’s Problem Explained (Psalm 73:4-16)
- The Prosperity of the Wicked (Psalm 73:4-5)
- The Behavior of the Wicked (Psalm 73:6) (Proverbs 6:16-19) (Proverbs 15:25a) (I Peter 5:5b)
- The Benefits of the Wicked (Psalm 73:7)
- The Corruption of the Wicked (Psalm 73:8-9)
- The Speech of the Wicked (Psalm 73:10-11)
Asaph’s Problem Caused by Envy (Psalm 73:12-16) (Psalm 71:18)
The Problem Seen Clearly (Psalm 73:17-28)
- A Return to the House of God (Psalm 73:17a)
- A Reconsideration of the Wicked Man’s Future (Psalm 73:17b-20)
- A Repentant Heart (Psalm 73:21-22) (Psalm 51:1-4) (Luke 15:18) (Acts 3:19)
- A Review of Personal Blessings (Psalm 73:23-26)
Application: (Proverbs 23:17-18) (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
Let’s not be envious of the wicked. Let’s go to the Sanctuary of God. Draw near to God, trust Him, and love Him.
I John 2:17: The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
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Worship at the Ballpark
We will gather at Keeter Stadium at Shelby High School to host Worship for the American Legion Worlds Series. There will be no activities on campus.
SWAT Jubilee Trip
September 27 - October 1
Join us for the Fall Jubilee Conference in Gatlinburg. It will be a time filled with singing, laughing, and preaching! Cost includes transportation, conference, and lodging (double occupancy).
Total Cost: $250
$125 Deposit Due—August 22
Full Balance Due—September 12
Register at the Connect Desk or the Church Office.
Clubhouse Kids Ministry
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warehouse247 Student Ministry
Wednesday 5:30-7:45pm. A Worship Gathering just for middle and high school students. Cafe/Games/Worship/Teaching