“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at they right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Ps. 16:11).
I. God’s Path for You
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life” (Ps. 16:11).
A. God’s design and order can be seen everywhere—in the planetary systems, the leaves of the trees, the flakes of snow.
B. The same God who brought design and order to nature also has a plan for the “crown” of His creation—you and me.
C. Nature has no power of choice. Man is a free agent. He may accept or reject God’s plan for his life.
D. God’s Word sheds light on our path. God’s providential plan of redemption is revealed through His word. God’s forgiveness, acceptance, and adoption are obtained through repentance and faith (Ps. 119:105).
II. God’s Presence with You
“In thy presence is fulness of joy” (Ps. 16:11).
A. God has made provision in His plan of salvation for us to personally enjoy His presence with us. His Holy Spirit can abide with us always (John 14:16).
B. The Holy Spirit cleanses and fills us with God’s love when we commit ourselves to God without reservation.
p 25 C. Spirit-filled Christians are joyful Christians. Their lives are purposeful and meaningful. They are guided and directed by the Holy Spirit.
D. Spirit-filled Christians are empowered to do God’s work. They pray for others and witness to the unsaved about Jesus Christ (Acts 1:8).
III. God’s Pleasures to You
“At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Ps. 16:11).
A. There are times in the life of every Christian when contrary winds blow and sorrow is deep and dark.
B. God’s plan for His people includes “pleasures for evermore.” There is coming a time when there will be no more sin, sorrow, and suffering.
C. Before Jesus left this earth, He promised to go and prepare a place for those who love Him. There He will live with them eternally (John 14:1–3).
D. Christians should strive to bring their friends and loved ones into God’s fold that they may share His unending pleasures also.
Spray, R. E. (1978). Easy-to-Use Sermon Outlines (pp. 24–25). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.