[Psalm 8] February 17, 2013 Second Reformed Church If the Lord is willing, for the next six weeks and Maundy Thursday, we will be considering the seven themes which the Puritans saw as the basic themes of Scripture to meditate on. Does it stagger you that Jesus took what you deserved? Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. His point is that God uses weakness to overcome strength. And, as we look at Christ through the prism of Psalm 8, we should break out into a psalm of praise to God, saying and singing, (Ps 8:1) O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! We must only have one King, because Jesus says in Matthew 6:24, “No one can serve two masters. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth" (Gen. 1:28). God has designed us to find our greatest joy in lifting up praises to Him. We're sorry, an error occurred. The purpose of creation is to magnify and declare the beauty and glory of God. Ministry-To-Children.com helps you tell kids about Jesus by providing age-appropriate Bible study material and Sunday School curriculum – all 100% free online. (v.4). Leader Preparation: If possible, prepare a little music for the children. He answers to Yahweh, a Hebrew word for God's personal, covenantal name. Do you think you could do better a second time? Psalm 19:1 says "The heavens declare the glory of God." In Psalm 8 the psalmist has no problem saying that the physical just is the glory of God. Remember, the word “psalm” is another way to say “hymn.”  When one reads Psalms, they must recall that it is similar to reading a song (hymn), poem, or prayer. The 5 week period between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas is the season where approximately 25% of their annual sales takes place! Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. Each line of this treasured scripture passage points us to his Glory. Did you or your parents like the finger painting? But the children begin to sing, and when dinner is over, they talk about What teacher said, and perhaps say something about the sermon. In other words, Psalm 8 needs a savior. In grace, God sent Jesus Christ to redeem us and by raising Him from the dead, bestowed on Him the name that is above every name (Phil. Application: We shouldn't matter to God, yet we matter immensely. But Jordan's code name is somewhat surprising. David may have been a king, but he recognized that God was King of kings and Lord of lords. TEXT SERMONS – SERIES: PSALM SERMONS THE CREATOR AND HIS CREATION PSALM 8 This Psalm has been called “The Psalm of The Astronomer.” However, it begins and ends with the words, “how majestic is Your name in all the earth!” God is portrayed as Creator both of the heavens and the earth. Psalm 8 - For the director of music. The creation story paints the backdrop of praise in the Psalm. "As a hymn the psalm invites praise and wonder and a sermon on the psalm should seek to foster those very things as much as, or even more than, explore its questions." 2:5–11). He had every right to leave us in our sins, but He chose to set His love on us and make us His own. More specifically, it is a panegyric on human excellence (Psalm 8:4-6) couched within a pious frame (8:1a, 9). Psalm 8 declares that there is only one Yahweh. The fact that God shouldn't seem to care for us should stagger us. Can you create a rock with your finger? Interesting! He created the whole earth; He created all the stars; He created all things. (Psalm 8:4.) The Rev. The name of Jesus should impact Christians this way. Psalm 8 Commentary: Structure Body of Psalm … Find answers to some of the more asked questions. We praise God because He loves us. Sunsets are for savoring God. Trinity Sunday – the only Sunday on the ecclesiastical calendar dedicated to a doctrine. This means that God is so wonderful, beautiful, and grand. Now, His name is the most majestic in all the earth. The heavens are not idolatrous. Now, imagine God creating the whole world with His fingers! Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, … The heavens are not set at enmity with God. Let us continue to listen to what David says…. 8 the birds in the sky, Retailers are literally banking on it! Have you considered that your weaknesses might be used by God as strengths for his glory? Verse 1 says God covered the heavens with his majesty (ESV: "glory"). "For in subjecting everything to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. On the instrument of Gath. His name is majestic in all the earth. Psalm 8 is a psalmic interpretation of creation, comparable to Genesis 1-2 and Job 38-41. The entire Bible points to this truth. Many Christians struggle with God's love. Pastor Vince Gerhardy. It’s expository, alliterated, and PowerPoint with video clip is avaible upon request. Psalm 3, Lord How They have Increased, The Morning Psalm. Verse 2 says God established a stronghold from the mouths of children and nursing infants. We ought to make God our Lord and King. Sermon Psalm 8 God the Boggler. Psalm 1, Where the Path of the Godly and Ungodly Leads. Verses 3-6. The teacher can further prepare their own heart by reviewing the first two chapters of Genesis. Don't have an account? His life, death, and resurrection make him, and him alone, worthy of all honor and glory. * Indicated Required Field See our Privacy Policy. This psalm is a solemn meditation on, and admiration of, the glory and greatness of God, of which we are all concerned to think highly and honourably. God deserves all the praise and honor because He is Lord of all the earth; He created everything! His glory is most visible, not in our cunning and strength, but in our weakness and dependence on Him. Application: Does your heart soar into worship when you see a sunset or mountain range? Psalm 8:1-9: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics "lord What Is Man?" Yes. Galbraith, it was announced, was not the true author. Sad? David arrives at a dilemma in verses 3–4 that few Christians consider. 2:5–11). Please see below for details. One would usually think that a king would not praise anyone, but David did. It’s like God painted everything into existence with His fingers. We believe that children and parents benefit from a  strong Christian education program in the church. Did you know that God does Not need our praise and worship? Is the author thankful? Download a free manuscript of this sermon | PDF. 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Let us read verses 3 and 4 slowly together again….God created everything. The Vatican submitted the text of Psalm 8, making it the first Biblical text to reach the moon. and the animals of the wild, Psalms 8:1-2 "O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth, Who hast set thy glory upon the heavens! In this case, the author is David, and he’s reflecting on nature. I. Optional Craft: Have the children finger paint a picture of the world on a blank sheet of paper. They exist for glory - his glory, not their own. Legendary basketball star Michael Jordan prefers using code names for his inner circle. Adrian Dieleman. The issue in Psalm 8, as in Genesis 1 to which it refers, is the relationship between humanity (us!) God can. The Peculiar Mark of Majesty, Part 2 Easter Sunday. That’s why we never charge for our curriculum or even ask for donations. Now, through Christ, no one is beyond God's love and affection. (3-9) Psalm 8 enables us to experience the glory of God and examine the Self-esteem movement. A. 3 When I consider your heavens, You just need to get out of the way and let people see it! Connection to unit theme: Jesus is King. Want to get in touch? Therefore we should not misuse creation. In order to appreciate and live for God's glory, we must make room by eliminating the wrong notions associated with the self-esteem movement. Sermon Psalm 8:1, 3-4 Our Mysterious Yet Personal God. Children’s Sermon Title: How Majestic! From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength, because of your adversaries, that … Sign In. Does God deserve all our praise or only some of our praise? He created the earth perfectly the first time; He didn’t need to do it again. It was a contemplation of the vastness and the beauty and the glory of the universe that caused David to ask this question in wondering awe. He can use the weakness of an infant to overcome to might of an army. Sometimes people can become tentative when reading the book of Psalms, but one does not need to be. From there, sales skyrocketed. Psalm 7, In You I Put My Trust. Was creating a picture of the earth easy for you? [If you did not do the craft] For this reason, we praise God. Psalm 8:1-9. The author of Hebrews makes the point that man is not currently ruling all things. CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible (Hardcover), Discover the Hope You're Looking for In God's Word, by Greg Breazeale on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 7:00 AM. and crowned them with glory and honor. God never needs our worship, but He desires it. God is majestic. Return to the Main Player. B Let's start by turning to … But biblically speaking, neither is true. Of all the truths in Scripture, none have more empirical data as proof as to the inherent sinfulness of humanity. It frames the content of the Psalm in the praise of the majesty of God. It is HIS divine will that young people come to faith in Jesus Christ and find salvation through the Gospel and the work of the Holy Spirit to bring them to faith. How bright this glory shines even in this lower world! Psalm 8 is a beautiful expression of worship to God and description of his majestic work in creation. Since God can do all things, he deserves all the praise. Jordan's fame and popularity require a greater name. Whenever we sing to God, we must remember all that He has done for us and all that He will do. He is stunned by the beauty and vastness of God's world. Venon, Butler, and Harmony, are a few examples. We believe that God is the loving Father of all kids. Bible Passage: Psalm 8:1-9 Select an option and chat directly with a member of our support team. What that means is that it is proper to point to a star and say, "I see God there!" But the news on July 14 changed all of that. We either think God can't love us or He has to love us. To try to comment on verse 1 is kind of like commenting on the splendor of the Grand Canyon. This is a sermon on Psalm 8:1,4 ***** Sermon on Psalm 8:1,4 ***** By: Rev. and the fish in the sea, For the psalm celebrates not so much God as the God who created human beings. you put everything under their feet: Register! Psalm 8:1-9 God's Glory Perfectly Revealed in the Son of Man . Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength, Because of thine adversaries, That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger." C. The progressive death of the body - Gen. 5:5. C. Clemance . "A problem with our hearing of Psalm 8, as with so many other biblical texts, may be our affluence." Cornelius Plantinga writes, "In sin, people attack or evade or neglect their divine calling. D. The ultimate eternal separation from God - Gen. 3:22. On April 30, 2013, Robert Galbraith released his crime novel, Cuckoo's Calling. human beings that you care for them? Free shipping on books, Bibles, gifts, VBS and Church Supplies of $50 or more. John Piper Apr 8, 2007 0 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God … 7 all flocks and herds, You can freely license our resources under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Listen to what king David said about God…. Our lives are under the command of a loving and just God. why? Rather, creation groans as it awaits freedom from the bondage of decay (Rom. In this psalm David speaks of the glory of God, and how the glory of man and his destiny reflect upon God. The mere mention of Rowling's name changed everything. The stars, sun, moon, flocks, beasts, birds, and the rest declare the glory of God. It’s true, he doesn’t. Psalms 8 God is to be glorified, for making known himself to us. Dr. David E. Leininger. If we follow Him and His son, Jesus, then we can have eternal life. We sit back and marvel at the vastness and the wonder of God – Take time to consider the vast expanse of the universe. It needs one who would take the punishment for what we deserved. ADDRESS: Ministry-To-Children It would appear God has more to love and care for than humans. [If you did the craft] It quickly rose to the top of multiple best-seller lists. For this reason, we worship King Jesus. Psalm 8 – The Glory of God in Creation. Commentary on Psalm 8:1,2 (Read Psalm 8:1,2) The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name. Psalm 6, Lord, Do Not Rebuke Me. It barely sold 500 copies in the first few months. David, the author, never calls the reader to actually do anything. True greatness consists, not in weight and extension, but in intellectual power and moral worth. Every kids church ministry deserves the very best resources for teaching God’s Word, even when they don’t have the financial resources. the work of your fingers, It was a contemplation of the vastness and the beauty and the glory of the universe that caused David to ask this question in wondering awe. Contemplative? 1 Lord, our Lord, to silence the foe and the avenger. We should worship Him because he has given us this world. This short Psalm is unique. It begins and ends with the same acknowledgment of the transcendent excellency of God’s name. This sermon was preached on November 27, 1997. A study of Psalm 8 will help to see what an “indescribable, unspeakable gift” God’s Son, Jesus really is! The heavens not only display the glory of the universe but the glory of the creator of the universe. Raise your hand if you have ever done a finger painting before. David knew that praise and worship are given to those above himself, which will always be God. Please use our childrens ministry curriculum and Sunday School material for any purpose that brings honor to Jesus. Words really can’t do it justice. Commentary, Psalm 8, Fred Gaiser, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2009. The fact that God does care should launch us into worship and praise. The mention of Jesus should launch our hearts into worship. Wow, isn’t God incredible! J. K. Rowling actually wrote and published the book pseudonymously. No? The immediate loss of intimacy with God - Gen. 3:8. Second, we see God's glory in helplessness. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 8 Sermons. Allow the heart to be emerged in the reading, and try to feel what the author may be feeling. When God created man he blessed him and said, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. 2 Through the praise of children and infants Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reference: Psalms 8:3, Psalms 8:4.—Bishop Temple, Rugby Sermons, 3rd series, p. 91. how majestic is your name in all the earth! 8:19–23). The fall subverted man's dominion and rule. But, did you know that God wants us to praise and worship Him? God gave His image bearers the right to rule and have dominion over all things. 8 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! David begins with the exclamation, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed Your sple… That just means, the author wrote it to reflect and meditate on something. Psalms 8:3-6. B. all that swim the paths of the seas. He is the king we worship, trust, and treasure. The psalm sings the old creation story into the present, rejoicing again in being made “little less than divine” (NJPS), which means having “dominion” over the works of God’s hands, over all creation. A psalm of David. the moon and the stars, That means no permission is needed as long as you credit this Ministry-To-Children.com in the final work. How Majestic Is Your Name 5 You have made them a little lower than the angels You cannot serve both God and Money.”. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. How does this truth affect you? 9 Lord, our Lord, Does God want us to delight in him? (1,2) And for making even the heavenly bodies useful to man, thereby placing him but little lower than the angels. and the rest of creation. Psalm 8, Our Excellent God. He simply begins and ends the psalm by declaring how majestic (kingly) God's name is in all the earth. Summary: Based on Psalm 8, this sermon asks and answers the question "Who am I that the Lord of all the Earth would care to know my name?" Psalm 8 features 3 arguments of man's fraility against God's glory. A Psalm of David.It indicates the audience of the psalm (the Chief Musician), the author of the psalm (of David) and the sound of the psalm (the instrument of Gath). Do you think your picture looks very beautiful? Apr 8, 2007. What are some ways you can worship God this week? Your trusted source of Christian resources since 1891. The daily struggle with pain, temptation, guilt and sin - Gen. 3:16-17. As it is, we do not yet see everything subjected to him. First, we see it in the heavens. Psalm 7 Psalm 8 Psalm 9. 6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; Psalm 5, Consider My Meditation. Psalm 4, An Evening Psalm. Application: The grace of God in Christ should launch our hearts into worship. Man is a flea - a temporary speck on canvas of history. you have established a stronghold against your enemies, Scripture: Psalm 8. Customer Service Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT Monday - Friday Phone: (800) 458-2772. Download a free manuscript of this sermon. Praise should not only come from adults; they should come through you (children) too. Jesus is King. Psalm 2, The Triumph of God. The title of this psalm reads, To the Chief Musician. Every week, thousands of churches use our Bible lessons, craft ideas, printable resources, and coloring pages to teach kids the Christian faith. Psalm 8:1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! His life, death, and resurrection make him, and him alone, worthy of all honor and glory. He asks, "What is man that You remember him, the son of man that You look after him?" 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