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March Sermon Notes: I Remember 

Date: March 9, 2024 

Time: 6:22 am

Song: All My Trials (Church Hymn)

Hi friends!

Sundays are one of my favorite days of the week. I want to share my sermon notes from this Sunday with you. I believe it will bless your life:

Date: March 3, 2024

Scripture: Psalms 103:1-5

Speaker: Bro. Glenn

Title: I Remember 

“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—”

Psalms 103:1-2 NIV

We as Christians sometimes forget the things we need to remember and remember the things we shouldn’t. 

Sometimes we remember the bad things about people or bad things that happened to us. 

Sometimes we forget what God has done for us. 

Sometimes we forget how people said complimentary things to us. 

When God raise us up sometimes we forget the promises we made to him when we were down. 

Sometimes we forget how God reached down and pulled us out of hard circumstances and he made a way for us. 

Let’s not forget what God has done for us. 

It’s good to look back on our lives and remember what God has done for us. 

This is what David is doing in the text. 

David caused his soul to remember the goodness of God. 

He remembered how God anointed him to be king. 

He remembered how he went from taking care of sheep to taking care of God’s people. 

He remembered how God allowed him to win battles. 

We need to thank God for what he’s done just like David did. 

In the text David said bless the Lord my soul. He said forget not His benefits. 

Scripture reference: Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits. 

David called for his soul to praise the Lord. 

He wanted his praise to be in his soul!

He challenged his soul to remember all the things that God had done. 

He wanted to praise God with his body and his soul. We must do the same thing. 

Our Soul refers to the innermost part of a person. It’s the spiritual side of us. God wants us to praise him with our body and soul. He wants our praise to start on the inside and work its way to the outside. 

When we praise God with our soul it’s intentional. 

Also, we don’t want to forget God’s benefits. We want to remember all that God has done for us. 

We have to be intentional. 

David wanted to praise God internally and externally and we must do the same thing. 

We live in a fallen world and the devil is looking to cause us to fall. The devil watches and knows our weaknesses and he attacks us. 

Reference scripture: 1 Peter 5:8- “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

To fight off his attacks we have to know who we are in God. 

Reference scripture: He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven. Luke 10:18-20 

Ask God to give you power to rebuke jealousy and evil and being hard to deal with. 

We have to ask God to help us live holy and be victorious over the devil’s attacks on us. 

God didn’t give us the spirit of fear. We shouldn’t doubt. 

Reference scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7- For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

In order to get God’s benefits we must be in his church and apart of his family. 

David struggled with sin, sex, covetousness, killing, and trying to cover it up. David had an affair with a man’s wife, had the man killed, and tried to cover it up. 

David was thankful to God for forgiving his sins. 

That’s why he said this in the text:

Reference scripture: Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalms 103:2-5 

Just like David, God forgives our sins. He heals our diseases. He redeems our life from the pit and crowns us with love and compassion. He satisfies our desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles. 

God doesn’t just heal our physical diseases but spiritual diseases also. Physical diseases kill the body and spiritual diseases kills the soul. 

The word of God will heal us from every spiritual disease. 

Reference scripture: He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.” Psalms 107:20-21 NIV

Thank God for all that He does for us. Thank God for healing us of all of our diseases. 

As humans we struggle with sin. We deal with the war of spirit versus the flesh and good versus evil. Depending on what we feed will win in our lives and our days. 

We must feed our spiritual side and starve the flesh. 

Let’s see what Paul says about sin in Romans:

Reference scripture: We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.” Romans 7:14-21, 23-25 

David had a sinful nature just as Paul did and we  do too.  

Our sinful nature doesn’t give us a license to sin. 

We have to live by the spirit and not the flesh. 

Every soul born into this world is born into a sinful nature. 

Reference scripture: Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.”

Psalms 51:5 NIV

We can’t enter God’s presence in our sinful state. We can only get to God through Jesus Christ who took our sins on himself and gave us his righteousness and that allowed us to come to God. That’s good news! Christ redeemed us. 

Thank God for Jesus and salvation!

Reference scripture: God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV

God has given us eternal life and we shall never perish. That’s a blessing. We must not take that for granted. 

Reference scripture: I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one. John 10:28-30 NIV

Reference Scripture: Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” 1 John 5:10-12 NIV

Let’s remember what God has done for us in our lives. 

Let’s praise and thank Him!


Dr. Rich 💋

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