Faithlife Sermons

Sermon Tone Analysis

Overall tone of the sermon

This automated analysis scores the text on the likely presence of emotional, language, and social tones. There are no right or wrong scores; this is just an indication of tones readers or listeners may pick up from the text.
A score of 0.5 or higher indicates the tone is likely present.
Emotion Tone
Anger
0.13UNLIKELY
Disgust
0.11UNLIKELY
Fear
0.14UNLIKELY
Joy
0.53LIKELY
Sadness
0.24UNLIKELY
Language Tone
Analytical
0.55LIKELY
Confident
0UNLIKELY
Tentative
0.17UNLIKELY
Social Tone
Openness
0.62LIKELY
Conscientiousness
0.96LIKELY
Extraversion
0.03UNLIKELY
Agreeableness
0.89LIKELY
Emotional Range
0.86LIKELY

Tone of specific sentences

Tones
Emotion
Anger
Disgust
Fear
Joy
Sadness
Language
Analytical
Confident
Tentative
Social Tendencies
Openness
Conscientiousness
Extraversion
Agreeableness
Emotional Range
Anger
< .5
.5 - .6
.6 - .7
.7 - .8
.8 - .9
> .9
Reading: Psalm 25 \\ /Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
/ Psalm 25:8-9 (NIV)
!! I.   God reveals Himself
     A.
He shows us Who He is
           1.
The Bible is God’s self-revelation
                 a.
In the beginning God. .
.
b.
God’s intent is to show us Who He is, not merely what He wants from us.
                 c.
To know God, read His autobiography
           2.
David has seen Who God is
                 a.
David had a personal experience of God too.
b.
God was his “my savior” (v.[[5|Bible: Psalm 25:5]]); “good and upright” (vv.[[7,8|bible:Psalm 25:7-8]]).
c.
He finds in his relationship to God hope, guidance, forgiveness, rescue, and protection
           3.
How does God show Himself to us?
                 a.
What does your Bible reading tell you about who God is?
                 b.
What does God at work in your life tell you about Who God is?
                 c.
What does God at work in this Church tell you about Who God is?
     B.
He shows Himself Trustworthy (v.[[3|Bible: Psalm 25:3]])
           1.
He is worthy of our trust, our faith
                 a.
He has earned our trust.
b.
It is foolish for us to withhold it.
2.
He shows Himself to inspire trust in Him
                 a.
David’s knowledge of God’s history with Israel inspired His personal trust in Him.
                 b.
David’s experience of God inspired trust too.
c.
God instructs and guides us (vv.[[8-9|Bible:
Psalm 25:8-9]]) in His ways — so we can trust more completely.
C.
Keep our Eyes on the Lord (v.[[15|Bible: Psalm 25:15]])
           1.
There’s only one way out of this trap
                 a.
We are trapped by sin, by the inevitability of death, by a 1000 things that limit us
                 b.
We sometimes think we can escape on our own — if we only try a little harder
                 c.
There is only one way to be rescued.
2.
Look only to Him for rescuing
                 a.
Where else shall we go?
The disciples asked
                 b.
There is no human remedy for our problem
                 c.
Look to the one Who alone /will/ release our feet from the snare.
3.
Be still and know He is God (Ps.46:10)
                 a.
I lift my eyes to the Hills. . .
(Ps.121:1)
                 b.
“Seek His face” go after that personal face-to-face encounter with God.
!! II.
God reveals His Purpose
     A.
He Confides in those in Awe of Him
           1.
A picture of intimate communication
                 a.
“The secret of the Lord” - KJV
                 b.
“The friendship of the Lord” - RSV
                 c.
God whispers in the ear of those who are in awe of Him; who worship Him.
           2.
God tells us what He’s up to
                 a.
Not just a picture of intimacy, God speaks.
b.
He tells~/teaches us His ways (vv.[[8-9|Bible:
Psalm 25:8-9]])
                 c.
He instructs us in the way He chooses for us
     B.
He makes his Covenant known
           1.
God doesn’t relate to us haphazardly but according to the conditions of an agreement
                 a.
We are under the New Covenant~/agreement rooted in a relationship with Jesus who died to redeem us (v.[[22|Bible: Psalm 25:22]]!)
                 b.
It is the covenant of grace by faith
                 c.
It is the New Testament (cov’t) message.
2.
He tells us what He expects of us
                 a.
He expected Israel to submit to the laws He gave to Moses (Ex., Lev., Nu., Deut.)
                 b.
We are to believe, receive and trust in Jesus
                 c.
He expects we submit to His call on our lives.
< .5
.5 - .6
.6 - .7
.7 - .8
.8 - .9
> .9