Campus Community | Playlist Week 7
Continuing our “Playlist” series, tonight, we dive into Psalm 107:10-16. Tonight’s passage presents 4 scenarios, 4 analogies, 4 symptoms, and 1 disease = SIN.
1. Reality- I am a dreadful guilty sinner rightfully destined for hell.
2. Repent- Everything hinges on a fully convinced mind!
3. Rescue- Christ is both able and willing to rescue me!
4. Rejoice- Your perception of your salvation determines the depth of your gratitude.
The Psalmist, through each of these scenarios, is emphasizing the truth that humanity is desperately lost without God and there is only one remedy, repentance. He is also emphasizing the truth that, as a direct result of the amazing gift of salvation that the Lord has provided by grace, through faith in Him, we should find ourselves consumed with hearts of gratitude.
Psalm 107:10-18 –
“Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
prisoners in affliction and in irons,
11 for they had rebelled against the words of God,
and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12 So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor;
they fell down, with none to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
and burst their bonds apart.
15 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
16 For he shatters the doors of bronze
and cuts in two the bars of iron.
17 Some were fools through their sinful ways,
and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;
18 they loathed any kind of food,
and they drew near to the gates of death”
John 8:36 –
“If the son has set you free, you are free indeed”
Galatians 5:1 –
“It is for freedom sake that he sets us free”
“If you have received the solution, it ought to bring you to a place of gratitude”
“4 illustrations – 4 scenarios – 4 analogies – 4 symptoms – 1 disease – SIN”
“Our sin makes us guilty in a way that sentences us to a deserving execution – yet Jesus comes and sets us free”
“Is it about bad becoming good? Or is it about dead becoming alive?”
“Repentance simply means to change one’s mind. If you really change your mind about something (you’re convinced), then everything else will follow. Repentance is what everything hinges on in the Christian life”
“Your perception of your salvation determines the depth of your gratitude”
1. When was the hour you first believed?
2. Have you lost the “awe” of that moment?
3. What does “freedom” in Christ mean to you? Is this something you walk in daily?
4. What has repentance looked like in your life recently? Do you have someone holding you accountable as you walk out in that repentance?
5. What chains need to be broken in your life? What is keeping you bound in those chains?
6. Are you asking the Lord to help/meet you in your unbelief?