By Dr. John Phillips
I. A SURGE OF HAPPINESS AT THE SIGHT OF JERUSALEM (122:1-3)
A. A word of Delight (122:1)
B. A Word of Determination (122:2)
C. A Word of Description (122:3)
II. A SOURCE OF HOLINESS IN THE STREETS OF JERUSALEM (122:4-5)
A. Holiness Is Encouraged
Spiritual Power Was Evident (122:4)
B. Holiness Is Enforced
Secular Power Was Evident (122:5)
III. A SENSE OF HEAVINESS AT THE STRESS OF JERUSALEM (122:6-9)
A. Request for Prayer for Jerusalem (122:6a)
b. Reasons for Praying for Jerusalem (122:6b-9)
Praying for Jerusalme will prove to be:
1. A Blessing (122:6b)
2. A Bulwark (122:7)
" THE VALUE OF CHURCH ATTENDANCE "
PSALM ONE-HUNDRED TWENTY TWO
By Dr. Tom Wallace
A. Importance of church attendance.
B. Inspiration from church attendance.
C. Instruction from church attendance.
D. Involvement from church participation.
1. A PRONOUNCEMENT OF GLADNESS. V 1
A. A personal testimony.
B. A proposal to attend church.
2. A PRIVILEGE OF BELIEVERS. V 2
A. An opportunity not an obligation.
B. A "get to", not a "got to" situation.
3. A PRODUCT OF UNITY AND HARMONY. V 3
A. A wall to protect the believer's liberty.
B. A wall to keep the world out.
4. A PROFESSION OF TESTIMONY. V 4
A. Believer's giving testimony.
B. Believer's giving thanks.
5. A PLACE OF JUDGEMENT. V 5
A. An evaluating of the good and the bad.
B. An establishing of rights and wrongs.
6. A PROSPERITY AND PEACE THAT RESULTS. V 6,7
A. A prayer for peace.
B. A prosperity is produced.
7. A PEACEFUL INFLUENCE ON OTHERS. V 8,9
A. A consideration of others.
B. A care for the family.
C. A concern for the brethren.