Listening Well to God
April 7th, 2019

“Cared For By God” or “CFBG”
March 31st, 2019

Psalm 23

Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not be in want.

Is God really Lord and Shepherd of YOUR life?

When or where do you feel wedged, stuck, or in a tight spot?

God RESTORES the WORN out!

Psalm 23:2-3 The Lord makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul! He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

God DIRECTS the WONDERING, or confused.

Psalm 139:9-10 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand WILL hold me fast.

God PROTECTS the WORRIED, or those in danger.

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I WILL fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.

Dennis the Menace, “It’s not the dark I’m afraid of; it’s the stuff in it that I can’t see!”

God PROVIDES the VICTORY over foes.

Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.

God ACCOMPANIES the LONELY or deserted.

Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and love will follow me ALL the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!

Why does God do ALL of this for me?

Answer: the last four words of Psalm 23:3

Being Known By God
March 24th, 2019

Psalm 139

What did you get away with this week that nobody knows?

Where did you go by yourself where no one was with you?

What do you think you were designed or built to do?

Three Characteristics of God

He is a God of PERCEPTION, He knows me! V1-6

He is a God of PRESENCE, He is always with me! V7-12

He is a God of PURPOSE, I am made for His plans! V13-18

Right Responses to God


TELL me, audit the books and show me the report.

LEAD me, towards a better way

CHANGE me, improve my qualities and motives.

Romans 7:22-25 I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to sin that is still within me. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6TRUST in the Lord with ALL your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding, but in ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He WILL direct your paths.”

James 4:17 Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.