PLANTED...On Earth for a Purpose (Psalm 1:1-6, Colossians 2:6-7)Dennis R. Wiles, January 12, 2014
Part of the PLANTED...On Earth for a Purpose series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Dennis R. Wiles
January 12, 2014
PLANTED . . . On Earth for a Purpose
Planted on Earth for a Purpose
Psalm 1; Colossians 2:6-7
Glorifying God by Following The Jesus Way!
TEXT: Psalm 1
The Doctrine of Revelation – God’s activity of self-disclosure
Revelation – God’s creation reveals His purpose for His actions.
The God of the Bible is a purposeful, intentional God.
The God of the Bible is a sovereign God!
Psalm 1:3: A tree planted . . .
Shatul – the Hebrew word for “transplanted”
Text: Colossians 2:6-7
We live what we believe!
Rooted in Christ, Built Up in Christ, and Strengthened in Christ – all the work of God in our lives!
We’ve been planted, rooted, built up and strengthened by a sovereign and purposeful God!
We respond to God’s work in our lives with gratitude!
1:1 Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish. (ESV)
6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. (ESV)