Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on March 3, 2024 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Big Idea:  There are only two ways to live: God’s way and man’s way. There is the way of the righteous and the way of the wicked. Choose the wicked way, and you’ll find death and judgment. Follow God’s way, and you’ll find joy and life.

1.   A Distinct Delight [Ps. 1:1–2] 

      A.  Where His Happiness Does Not Lie:  The Way of the Wicked [Ps. 1:1]

            1)  Shameful Counsel/Advice

            2)  Sinful Conduct/Acts

            3)  Scoffing Company/Allegiance

      B.  Where His Happiness Does Lie:  The Law of the Lord [Ps. 1:2]

            1)  Its Authoritative Source

            2)  Its Arresting Sweetness

            3)  Applications:

                  i.  Your Habits Affect Your Heart

                  ii.  Your Counsel Reveals Your Convictions

                  iii.  Your Holiness Fuels Your Happiness

2.  A Distinct Durability [Ps. 1:3–4]

      A.  The Fruitful Tree [Ps. 1:3]

            1)  Planted [Eph. 2:8–9]

            2)  Producing [Mt. 7:20; Gal. 5:22–23; 3:2–5]

            3)  Persevering [Jn. 15:1–8; Mk. 4; Jas. 1:25; Jude 1:24]

            4)  Prospering [Gen. 39:3, 23; Josh. 1:8; 1 Cor. 15:58]

       B.  The Frail Chaff [Ps. 1:4; Isa. 64:6]

3.  A Distinct Destiny [Ps. 1:5–6]

       A.  The Two Ways to Live and Die [Ps. 1:5–6; Matt. 7:13–14] 

       B.  The Identity of the Blessed Man [Heb. 10:9; Lk. 2:52; Mk. 7:37; Lk. 22:42; 9:51; Mt. 26:24; 1 Jn. 4:14]