Is It Well?

Topics: blessings, fear of the Lord

I. Fear The Lord!

  1. Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways. Psalm 128:1
  2. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; All those who follow His commandments have a good understanding; Psalm 111:10a
  3. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride, arrogance, the evil way, Proverbs 8:13a
  4. The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil. Proverbs 19:23

II. Personal Blessings!

  1. When you eat the fruit of the labor of your hands, You will be happy and it will go well for you. Psalm 128:2
  2. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

III. Household Blessings!

  1. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine Within your house, Your children like olive plants Around your table. Psalm 128:3
  2. Behold, for so shall a man Who fears the LORD be blessed. Psalm 128:4

IV. National Blessings!

  1. The LORD bless you from Zion, And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. Psalm 128:5
  2. Indeed, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel! Psalm 128:6

Sermon by Pastor Dane Nissen, January 14th, 2024

Life group flow and discussion questions

"Is It Well?"

An important Guideline of Life Groups: Life Groups are a key resource for spiritual accountability. Discuss what fearing the Lord and walking in His ways means.

Getting Started:

  1. What are some of your blessings in life?
  2. DEFINE: What is a good and proper fear of the Lord? Proverbs and psalms
  3. What does it mean to walk in his ways?

Discussing Truths:

  1. What comes to mind when you think of Father?
  2. Do you truly fear the Lord and walk in his ways? Does your life reflect that? (Do you walk in His way or your own way? Are you fruitful vine or thorny bush?)
  3. Is it well in your soul?
  4. Is your home life heavenly or hectic?

Now What? Application:

  1. As a pilgrim on life's journey, how will you persevere through the spiritual battle all the way to the finish line (2 Timothy 4:7, 8)?
  2. Who can you share the Blessing out of Zion with? (Jesus? life, ministry, death and resurrection, and the sharing of the Gospel.)