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Sermons

Psalm 5 When words are not enough

Sermon Outline Introduction When words aren’t enough (Ps 5:1-2) 3 Sentences and the intensifying parallelism in them The psalmist is praying to his God and King Persistence in seeking relief from God (Ps 5:3a) Hear: a Reason for an assurance of an answer Expectation of an answer (Ps 5:3b) God hates evil and evildoers (Ps 5:4-6) God is gracious (Ps 5:7) 3 prayers we can…

Jesus, Jude and Jude’s Letter

Introduction Hey, Jude! Trivia A Parody: “Hey Church, don’t make it bad, don’t take false teachers in your midst and call it healthy!” Who is Jude? Brother of James (Mk 6:3) Slave of Jesus (Mk 3:20-21)  Who is Jude addressing?  Who are we? Called (Jude 1b): “To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus…

Falsely Accused – Psalm 4

Sermon Outline   False Accusations are horrible to live through Prayer our only hope in adversity John Calvin’s teaching on Psalm 4 Answer Me/hear me when I call, O God is my righteousness (Ps 4:1) God’s previous deliverances (Ps 4:1b) Next the Psalmist turns his attention to his accusers (Ps 4:2-5) Next, the Psalmist warns the accusing crowds with 4 commands V.4…

The Lord Saves (Psalm 3)

Sermon Outline Introduction The Backstory (2Sam 13-15) This psalm that is nicely divided into 4 parts The Predicament (Ps 3:1-2) The social political situation has become unbearable for David (2Sam 15:5-6) We can find ourselves in similar places So what are we to do when these situations come upon us? The Profession of Faith (Ps 3:3-6) Focused upon the actions of God in…

Psalm 2 – God’s Reign and Rule

Sermon Outline The Proper Question to ask of any and all Government and Law “To what extent does the operation of any given human institution conform to God’s standards at any point in history?”[1] We ask this question because we believe that God is Reigning! The Trouble with Governments: They don’t want God to Reign (Ps 2:1-3) People want to live by their own rules (Ps…

Trinity Sunday 1Peter 1:1-2

Sermon Outline   What is Trinity Sunday? A chance to ponders “with joy and thanksgiving what the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have done to accomplish the salvation of sinful humanity.” We find glimpses of the Trinity throughout the Scriptures (Heb 1:2, Isa 6:3, Num 6:24-26, 1Pet 1:1-2) Introductory information Peter the Letter Writer (1Pt 1:1a, Mt 14:29, Jn 18:10, Mk…