Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Rehearsing Mercies"

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This post is based on Brian Chesemore's sermon, Rehearsing Mercies, given on November 19, 2017.


What is your favorite musical instrument?  Have you ever tried to learn to play an instrument yourself?  Have you ever heard someone learning how to play an instrument?  It may not sound so good. If you have ever tried to play an instrument yourself, you know that it takes hours, days, even months and years for someone to actually make beautiful music! 

King David was a skilled musician, but more importantly than that, David was skilled at reheaersing the benefits of God.  In Psalm 103, we see David lead by example and show us how every Christian should rehearse God’s wonderful benefits for themselves and others. The gospel reminds us that there is still good news for us today: all of God’s covenant promises are shared with us because of Jesus! That’s why we have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season!

 Read Psalm 103 as a family and listen for all the ways David reminds himself of God’s benefits.

  • What words did David use to describe God? 
  • David recounts God’s gracious work for his people.  Take some time this weekend to recount stories of God’s benefits and gracious work as seen and experienced by his people in the Bible.
  • David recounts how God’s works were good news for himself personally (v3-5 God forgives, heals, redeems, crowns, satisfies, and sustains). So, how are you thankful for the gospel (the news that Jesus saves sinners) and how is it good news for us and our family today? 
  • Consider ending your time singing or praying praise to God with thanksgiving for all his works for us through Christ! 


[Post written by Jason Briggs]