Here is the sermon skeleton for my Midweek Worship message last night:

Title: “When Your Life is on the Line”

Text: Psalm 119:153-160 (Resh)

Theme: A prayer for revival

Point: God is able to revive you when your life is on the line.

Probing Question: What do I have to do to move God to revive me when my life is on the line? A godly attitude.

Transitional Sentence: God revives the one who has a godly attitude toward self, toward sin, and toward scripture.

Outline:

I. God revives the one who has a godly attitude toward self. (119:153-154).

A godly attitude toward self is demonstrated in what and how you pray:

A. Pray as if God is the only one who can deliver you (v. 153).

B. Pray as if God is the only one who can defend you (v. 154).

II. God revives the one who has a godly attitude toward sin (119:155-158).

What does it mean to have a godly attitude toward sin?

A. Embrace the nature of salvation (v. 155).

1. Salvation is far from the wicked.

2. Salvation is found in the word.

B. Embrace the mercy of God (v. 156).

C. Embrace the walk of faithfulness (v. 157).

D. Embrace the grief of sin (v. 158).

III. God revives the one who has a godly attitude toward scripture (119:159-160).

A godly attitude toward scripture is marked by love and trust.

A. Love the word of God (v. 159).

B. Trust the word of God (v. 160).

1. Trust that the word of God is true (v. 160a)

2. Truest that the word of God is eternal (v. 160b)