Sermons on Psalms

Answering the Big Questions of Life

Psalm 119:105 105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Dear Friends in Christ, During my current sermon series which I am calling “The Foundation of Our Faith,” I’ve been sharing a few stories with you from this book that I read some time ago called Extreme Devotion.  This…

More Great Reasons to Read the Bible

Psalm 19:9-10 9 The fear of the Lord is pure,     enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm,     and all of them are righteous. 10 They are more precious than gold,     than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey,     than honey from the honeycomb. Dear Friends in Christ, How hungry are you for the Word of God?  Hungry enough…

Opening a Gift

Psalm 119:129-136 129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. 131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands. 132 Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. 133 Direct my footsteps according to your…

The Foundation of Our Faith

Psalm 119:11 11 I have hidden your word in my heart     that I might not sin against you. Dear Friends in Christ, I’m going to begin my sermon this morning with a little quiz to test your knowledge of the Bible.  Don’t worry.  I’m not going to call on you to see if you know the right…

Open the Gates

Psalm 118:19-29 19 Open for me the gates of the righteous;     I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. 20 This is the gate of the Lord     through which the righteous may enter. 21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;     you have become my salvation. 22 The stone the builders rejected     has become the cornerstone; 23 the Lord has done this,     and it…

There’s No Place Like Home

Psalm 23:6 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me     all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord     forever. Dear Friends in Christ, How about a little trivia quiz to start my sermon this morning?  See if you can identify the name of the movie in which these words…

Caution

Psalm 31:1-8 For the director of music. A psalm of David. 1 In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;     let me never be put to shame;     deliver me in your righteousness. 2 Turn your ear to me,     come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge,     a strong fortress to save me. 3 Since you are my rock…

The Power of Pursuit

Psalm 23:6 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me     all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord     forever. Dear Friends in Christ, I came across a story recently that was both heartbreaking and heartwarming.  It’s the story of Eric Hill.  At the age of 28 he had so…

My Overflowing Cup

Psalm 23:5 5 You prepare a table before me     in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil;     my cup overflows. Dear Friends in Christ, This morning we’re going to be talking about one of what are commonly referred to as the 7 deadly sins.  I wonder how many of you here today would be…

Slippery Slopes and Wounded Sheep

Psalm 23:5 5 You prepare a table before me     in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil;     my cup overflows. Dear Friends in Christ, Recently I came across an article about 3 of the most potent letters in the English language.  You’d probably be hard-pressed to figure out what they are, so allow me…