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sermon outline July 4, 2021

Central Manor Church                                  July 4, 2021

Psalm 8

Praise God! His great love for mankind is seen in His Majesty.

I.  God’s magnificence 1

1O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.

A.  His name is majestic in all the earth

B.  His glory is above the heavens

II.  God’s majesty in humanity 2

2Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

A.  Infants reflect his strength

B.  This praise neutralizes those who oppose God -His foe – it stills them

III.  God’s majesty in creation 3-8

3When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?

5Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.

6You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet,

7all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,

8the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

A.  The singer is an awe of the great expanse of the heavens

B.  The question is asked – what is man that you are mindful of him and the son of man that you have visited him?

1.  This question is the hinge point of the whole poem

2.  In light of the greatness of God and man’s woeful inadequacy why has God loved us so?

a)  Made them a little lower than the angels

b)  Crowned them with glory and honor

c)  Given them authority over creation

IV.  God, You are majestic! 9

9O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth

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