Sunday, June 25, 2023

Mistaken Identity

What God’s Really Like - Psalm 103:7-18
John Strappazon - Interim Pastor


1.    He has a Long Fuse.

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.




2.    He has a Short Memory, but not a bad one.

He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever…



      3. He has a Thick Skin.

 He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.




      4.  He has a Soft Heart, but He’s not a Soft Touch.


For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; v.11
as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; v.13
for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.



A.   Forgiveness – v.12-13


B.   Understanding – v.13-14



       5. He has a Faithful Love


 The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children — with those 
who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.


A.   Contrast – v.15-16

B. A Constant – v.17-18                                 


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