Summer Psalms

Summer Psalms

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…