Psalms: Real Comfort from a Powerful God

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Lasting Blessedness from the God Who Blesses Eternally – Psalm 1

Introduction There is one question that consumes the hearts and minds of most people in every culture and in every time period.  That question is: How can I be happy? This week, I typed, “How can I be happy?” into a Google search to see some of the suggestions that people are offering today.  [...]

God is Our Fortress 2017 | Psalm 46, Isaiah 36

Our God’s help is sure and near!  Often in the Bible, the Lord is spoken of as a shelter in the storm or a sanctuary for his people in the midst of their adversaries.  The Bible says that He is VERY PRESENT during our times of trouble.  Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, [...]

The War Against Despondency | Psalm 43, Matthew 26:36-38

The Bible tells us to fight hard against downcast feelings and despondency.   There is a range of discouragement that begins at a feeling of momentary blues over a temporary setback – like Sonic ran out of your favorite ice cream flavor.  It extends through a vast array of more serious, long term issues ranging from bereavement, [...]

God as Shepherd | Psalm 23

Psalm 23 is often used at funeral services.  Many of you know that I am personally working part-time as a graphic designer to support the work of this church.  A while back, I was asked to create a program for a funeral.  An older lady had died and the family asked for a funeral program [...]

Our God is Worthy of Praise | Psalm 148

  Introduction My desire, for you and I, is to come to a place where God is more and more treasured in our lives. As a church, I believe that God is increasingly growing us to a place where He is becoming so big and so important in our lives that all other people, possessions [...]

God’s Word, Our Light | Psalm 119:105-112

  Introduction   As followers of Christ, you and I don’t belong here. Psalm 119:105 says: 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. That verse tells me that in this life, I’m on a journey on a path and that path is not well lit. The Bible often [...]

A Passionate Pursuit of Purity | Ps 119:9-16, 19

    Introduction   Last week I made a case that the ultimate goal of Christianity is for you and I to draw near to God. We talked about how Jesus is our true and better high priest who does not just cover sins, but He takes away sins – making it possible for us [...]

Our Superior High Priest | Ps 110, Heb 7

  Introduction   A Psalm of David. 110 The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” 2 The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies! 3 Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, in holy [...]

The God Who REIGNS! | Psalm 93

  Introduction I spoke with a man this week who was an intelligent, highly educated, type-A engineer. He told me that the he didn’t understand why the Bible focused so much on looking backward all the time. He said that it’s full of too much history about Israel. He explained that he is concerned about [...]

God’s Power in Our Suffering | Psalm 86

  Introduction Have you ever heard of a man named Steven Speilberg? Of course you have (unless you’ve been living in a cave) Steven Speilberg is one of the most famous film directors of all times. He has just a few blockbuster hits under his belt including: ET Jaws Jurassic Park Indiana Jones Schindler’s List [...]