Remembering the Father's Goodness

Posted on 11/09/16 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an uplifting sermon on “Remembering the Father’s Goodness.” Join us as we study scripture from Psalm 103 and hear powerful teaching on God’s love for His children. Our prayer is that this message gives you a greater understanding of God’s goodness and great love for you.

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Remembering the Father’s Goodness

But just remember he is our most loving Father. Every other
discovery of God, without this, will but make the soul fly from him;
but if the heart be once much taken up with this, the eminency of
the Father’s love, it cannot choose but be overpowered, conquered,
and endeared unto him. This, if any thing, will work upon us to
make our abode with him. If the love the of father will not make a
child delight in him, what will? Put then, this to the venture:
exercise your thoughts upon this very thing, the eternal, free, and
fruitful love of the Father, and see if your heart be not wrought
upon to delight in him.”
~ John Owen, Communion With God

Psalm 103:1-2 NLT
1Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. 2Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.

Psalm 103:3a NLT
3He forgives all my sins…

Psalm 103:3b NLT
3…and heals all my diseases.

Psalm 103:4a NLT
4He redeems me from death…

Psalm 103:4b NLT
4…and crowns me with love and tender mercies.

Psalm 103:5a NLT
5He fills my life with good things.

Psalm 103:5a NIV
5who satisfies your desires with good things…

Psalms 103:5a AMP
5Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation]

Psalm 103:5b NLT
5My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

Psalms 103:5b MSG
5He renews your youth-you’re always young in his presence.

Psalm 103:6 NLT
6The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly.

Psalms 103:6 MSG
6God makes everything come out right; he puts victims back on their feet.

Psalm 103:7 MSG
7He showed Moses how he went about his work, opened his plans to all Israel.

Psalm 25:14 MSG
14God-friendship is for God-worshipers; They are the ones he confides in.

Psalms 103:8 MSG
8God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, he’s rich in love.

Psalm 103:9 NLT
9He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever.

Psalm 103:10 NLT
10He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.