Sermons on Psalms

Sermons on Psalms

Psalm 14 Foolishness will get you nowhere

Sermon Outline I.              God’s important message (Ps 14, 53) a.    One of the great themes of the Bible is wisdom. (Mt 7:26ff, Gal 3:1-4, Mt 5:11, 23:17, Lk 11:40) b.    Identical Psalms c.    Ps 1, Ex 20:1-19, Mt 22:37-41 II.             Who is the Fool? a.    One who Lives as though God is dead (Mt 12:34) b.    Pursues corruption and Abominable deeds (Ps 14:1, Dt…

Psalm 42 Longing for God

NOTE: I inadvertently passed on a bit of misinformation in yesterday’s sermon in citing 60 as the Levites’ age-of-retirement from active duty in service in the temple and to which someone laughingly responded, thus setting this faulty statistic in many memories.  Numbers 8:25 specifies that Levitical service related to the temple be a 20 year term, from 30 to…

Psalm 16 The Blessing of knowing God

Sermon Outline   Never Forget this: A Miktam(Ps 16:0) A Cry for Protection Request (Ps 16:1a) 3 Reasons for his request (Ps 16:1b-2) First, David feels confident in making this request because he has entrusted himself to God. (Ps 144:2) Second, he makes the request because God is his personal Master Third, David recognizes that nothing good can come to him apart from…

Psalm 55 Reasons for Lament

  Sermon Outline Introduction (Ps 55:0) God feels far away (Ps 55:1-2) Reasons for David’s suffering (Ps 55:3-5, 9-14, 20-21) First: Wicked bring Trouble and harbor a grudge (Ps 55:3, Gen 27:41, 50:4) Second: Fear of death (Ps 55:4-5, 2Sam 15) Third: Violent city full of oppression and fraud (Ps 55:9b-11) Fourth: Betrayed by a friend (Ps 55:12-14, 20-21) Not…

02 Psalm 32 The Blessing of being Forgiven

Sermon Outline Introduction (Ps 32 title) Martin Luther “Psalmi Paulini”. Augustine’s favorite psalm Day of Atonement Liturgy A Maskil? The Suffering of Unconfessed Sin (Ps 32:3-4, James 5:15-16) We don’t know what sin David was trying to keep hidden One thing is for sure: Every sinner tries to ignore their sin Hidden sin eats at the soul & affects the physical…

Psalm 126 The Reason for Joy

Sermon Outline The Struggle for Joy What is a Song of Ascent? A song sung by the pilgrim’s as they come to Jerusalem for the three annual feast and worship described in Lev 23. Historical background for Psalm 126 The psalms are full of references to joy (Ps 16:8-9, 19:8, 21:1, 31:7, 53:6, 67:4) Ezra-Nehemiah story History Verses 1-3 are the edict to return home and setup…

Why, O Lord? (Lessons in Suffering)

Why, O Lord? (Lessons in Suffering) Ps 22:1-5, Romans 5:3-5, James 1:2-4   J. Todd Billings, Rejoicing in Lament The Bible is full of people asking God Why? And How long? A Difficult Pregnancy ( 25:22) When the pursuit of freedom brings more suffering (Ex 5:22-23) When food & water are lacking? (Num 11:11-12, 20:4) Joshua asks God why the nation was defeated in a…

Wheel Alignment

This morning we welcome Pastor Joe Strong to our pulpit as he shares God’s Word with us. Pastor Joe is with the Northwest Hispanic Ministry Psalm 19
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