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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made | Psalm 139

Have you ever struggled to feel known, loved, and significant? In the most recent week of our sermon series Playlist, David Marvin uses Psalm 139 to teach us that with God, we are never alone; our lives were designed with a purpose by a Creator who knows us intimately and loves everything about us.

David MarvinJul 25, 2021

In This Series (5)
God's Love Never Stops | Psalm 118
David MarvinAug 8, 2021
The Good Shepherd | Psalm 23
Jermaine HarrisonAug 1, 2021
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made | Psalm 139
David MarvinJul 25, 2021
Jesus is Our Satisfaction | Psalm 16
Blake HolmesJul 18, 2021
God is Good in our Trials | Psalm 34
John ElmoreJul 11, 2021

Summary

Have you ever struggled to feel known, loved, and significant? In the most recent week of our sermon series Playlist, David Marvin uses Psalm 139 to teach us that with God, we are never alone; our lives were designed with a purpose by a Creator who knows us intimately and loves everything about us.

Key Takeaways

  • David, who wrote Psalm 139, realized who he was in light of his own sin. Even though he made big mistakes, he was called a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14).
  • With God, you are fully known.
  • “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is…what we need more than anything. And this is how God loves us.” - Tim Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
  • With God, you are never alone.
  • Nothing can keep us from God’s presence, either physically or spiritually.
  • With God, your life matters.
  • You were crafted together by God, on purpose and with purpose.
  • There are 206 bones, 640 muscles, 70 trillion cells, 100 billion neurons, and 7x1027 atoms in the human body, yet God knows them all.
  • When someone sees how amazing creation is, it leads to a reverence for the Creator.
  • We have free will, yet God is sovereign over every day and action of our lives.
  • Jesus’s disciple John based his identity on how much Jesus loved him (John 13:23; 21:7).
  • When we feel loved by God, we care about protecting His character and eliminating evil.
  • We can invite God to search our hearts in their current states, not a version that we clean up first (Psalm 139:23-24).

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • What does it mean to you to feel both fully known and fully loved? Have you ever experienced this kind of love, and if so, when?
  • What shapes your identity? Is it found in external factors or in what God’s Word says about who you are?

Other Mentioned or Recommended Resources

  • Suggested Scripture study: 1 Samuel 13:14, Jeremiah 17:9, Psalm 56:8, Luke 12:7, Jeremiah 1:5, John 13:23, John 21:7, 1 John 1:10
  • Ministry: Worth More: After-Abortion Care