Sermons

Sermons

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…

How to Pray Scripture for yourself and others

Sermon Outline I.              “Christians want to pray, but they don’t know how!” a.    Aside from Laundry List prayer b.    1The 5:16-17 contains 3 plural commands and a reason: II.             A Method for Praying (Like but different from Lk 11:2-4) III.           Example #1: Philippians 1:3-11 a.    Verses 3-5: Thanks & Joy b.    Verse 6: Sanctification…

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…

Living Generously (2Cor 8:1-15, 9:6-15)

  Sermon Outline Introduction Who provides us with the stuff of life? My hard work? (Eph 4:28, 2Th 3:10, 1Th 4:11-12) God’s grace (Dt 8:18, Ps 136:25, 1Chr 29:12, 16) What instructions does the Lord give concerning our finances? over 2000 verses in the Bible We find things like (1Tim 6:10, Mt 6:19, Act 10:2) Tithing in the OT What is a tithe? (Gen 14:20) What did…

21 New Walls but Not New Hearts

Sermon Outline 21 New Walls but Not new Hearts Ezra 7, Hen 1-2, 4, 6-8, Mal 1-4 I.               The Closing of the OT II.              3 Building Projects a.     Rebuilding Temple Worship                                                i.     Jewish OT Final Verse (2Chr 36:23)                                              ii.     Who was Ezra? 1.     Ezra is a descendant…