“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

20/05/2023 – Morning Service: Providence and Confidence

Bible Readings:

Psalm 145:1 – 21

Matthew 6:19 – 34

Sermon Outline:

Psalm 145:9 (NKJV)

9 The Lord is good to all,

And His tender mercies are over all His works.

Psalm 145:17 (NKJV)

17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways,

Gracious in all His works.

2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV)

9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.”

Psalm 66:7 (NKJV)

7 He rules by His power forever;

His eyes observe the nations;

Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves.


Psalm 104:24 (NKJV)

24 O Lord, how manifold are Your works!

In wisdom You have made them all.

The earth is full of Your possessions—

I What is providence?

Colossians 1:17 (NKJV)

17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

Hebrews 1:3 (NKJV)

3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 10

QUESTION 27. What dost thou understand by the Providence of God?
The almighty everywhere present power of God, whereby, as it were by His hand, He still upholds heaven and earth, with all creatures; and so governs them, that herbs and grass, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, meat and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty, yea, all things, come not by chance, but by His fatherly hand.

II Providence and Confidence

Matthew 10:29–30 (NKJV)

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 10

QUESTION 28. What does it profit us to know that God has created, and by His providence still upholds all things?
That we may be patient in adversity; thankful in prosperity; and for what is future, have good confidence in our faithful God and Father, that no creature shall separate us from His love; since all creatures are so in His hand, that without His will they cannot so much as move.

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 11. What are God’s works of providence?
A. God’s works of providence are, his most holy, wise,w and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures, and all their actions.