Odessa

Heritage Church

Pastor Jon Hayashi

Heritage Church
302 S 1st
PO Box 509
Odessa, WA 99159
(509) 982-2951
Pre-K thru Adult
Education 9:00
Sunday Service 10:30

Current Sermon Notes

A Christian Response To COVID-19

Giving Hope, Teaching Truth, Sharing Life, and Loving God.

Psalm 31

March 15th, 2020



  1. I.     Focus On God
    1. Take Refuge In The Lord.

1)    God does what is right.

2)    God is compassionate

3)    God rescues us –

4)    God is our leader

  1. For His Name’s Sake

Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.” (Exodus 34:6–7)

  1. Complete Confidence In God’s Ability To Care For Our Well-being.

1)    Into Your hand I commit my spirit (life-force – used of the Holy Spirit)

2)    You have ransomed me.

3)    You are the God of truth/faithfulness.

Application: TRUST IN WHO GOD IS

 

  1. II.   Don’t Misplace Your Trust
    1. Do Not Put Your Trust In Vain Idols

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright. (Psalm 20:7–8, ESV)

Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God, who richly provides us with all things to enjoy. (1 Timothy 6:17, HCSB)

  1. We Are To Rejoice In God’s Lovingkindness
  2. God’s Not Ignoring Us: God Sees Us

1)    He Knows Our Afflictions

2)    He Knows The Troubles Of Our Soul

3)    God’s love moves Him to act on our behalf

 

Application 1: WE NEED TO HAVE WISDOM, BUT NOT WORRY

Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7, HCSB)

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. (Proverbs 24:10, ESV)

Application 2: WE NEED TO HAVE COMPASSION, BUT NOT BE CARELESS

 

III. A Catharsis Of Lament

 

 

Application: IT’S OK TO CRY OUT TO GOD WITH OUR FEARS AND CONCERNS

 

  1. IV.  Trust In God’s Sovereignty Over The Affairs Of Man
    1. My Times Are In Your Hand

 

  1. Deliver Me From The Hand Of...

 

  1. Make Your Face To Shine Upon Us

The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’ “So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them.” (Numbers 6:25–27, NASB95)

 

Application: GOD KNOWS THE NUMBER OF OUR DAYS

 

Application: REMEMBER, WE ALL FACE DEATH EVENTUALLY

 

  1. V.    How Great Is God’s Goodness
    1. Stored Up For Those Who Fear Him
    2. He Has Done Marvelous Things Because Of His Lovingkindness To Me

 

Application: GOD IS WORKING ALL THIS OUT FOR OUR GOOD AND HIS GLORY

 

  1. VI.  Love The Lord
    1. He Preserves The Faithful But Gives The Proud Their Just Dessert
    2. Hope In The Lord

 

Application: BE STRONG AND LET YOUR HEART TAKE COURAGE

 

Application: WE ARE IMMORTAL UNTIL GOD’S WORK FOR US TO DO IS FINISHED.