This past Sunday, I preached from one of the great psalms of the Bible – and on of my favorite psalms – Psalm 121. My goal was to challenge the congregation to look to the Lord for help and to encourage them to know that the Lord is looking out for them.

Here is the Sermon Skeleton

Title: “Where Does You Help Come From?

Text: Psalm 121

Theme: Sovereign help for the journey of life

Point: The Lord is the only who who is able to help you make it through the journey of life.

Outline:

I. Look to the Lord for help (121:1-2).

    A. The truth you should accept: You need help (v. 1)

    B. the testimony you should adopt: “My help comes from the Lord” (v. 2)

       1. There is sufficient help in the Lord (v. 2a)

       2. There is sovereign help in the Lord (v. 2b)

II. The Lord is looking out for you (121:3-8)

    A. The Lord will keep your feet stable (vv. 3-4)

       1. The Lord watches over you as you travel (v. 3)

       2. The Lord watches over you when you are tired (v. 4)

    B. The Lord will keep your hands strong (vv. 5-6)

       1. The Lord will give you strength at the right place (v. 5)

       2. The Lord will give you strength at the right time (v. 6)

    C. The Lord will keep your life secure (vv. 7-8)

       1. The Lord provides perfect security (v. 7)

       2. The Lord provides perpetual security (v. 8)

          * The Lord will keep you day by day (v 8a)

          * The Lord will keep you for all eternity (v. 8b)