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Sermon Recap for July 2

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Good morning! Here is yesterday morning’s sermon. Last night we spent recapping the Southern Baptist Convention, particularly what the parliamentary processes looked like passing resolutions. That wasn’t worth videoing. Really, it wasn’t. Want to know parliamentary processes? Get this book: A Parliamentary Guide for Church Leaders. I do not expect to ever be President of the Southern Baptist Convention, but I’m certain of this: if I’m not President of the SBC before Dr. McCarty retires from being the Chief Parliamentarian, I don’t know that I would want to be afterward.

Sermon was from Psalm 136. Audio is here or playable:

Preaching notes: (Keep in mind, this is directly from my notes which means it may not make much sense to read)

Celebration of the Greatness of God
Shortly after the Songs of Ascent—120-134 are recognized as songs of going up to Jerusalem for the gathering of Israel—note that Psalm 119, the love of God through the law of God, immediately precedes these Psalms.
Then 135 is Psalm of Praise for God’s work which remembers some of the same events as 136
Psalm 136 then goes through those ideas as a corporate call and response, just like we have done it this morning.
Skillful creation (v. 5) (6-9)
Exodus 10-15, wanderings 16-20
Joshua 21-22, Judges 23-24
Praise in Creation
Praise Redemption
Praise is commanded!
Thanks, Praise, Acknowledgment, OBEDIENCE!


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