Sermons on Psalms

“What Child Is This”

{Prayer}             Of all the different Christmas songs and Christmas hymns out there, one of my favorites if not my all-time favorite, is the hymn we just sung, “What Child Is This.”  Even though it can be a hard hymn to sing, even though it is all about Jesus, the babe, the son of Mary…

Refuge & Strength

Psalm 46 {Prayer} I’m a fan of storms, a huge fan of storms.  I was really enjoying the ones we had this past week as they produced a great light show with some good rumbling thunder.  It’s fun and relaxing at the same time to just sit in our sunroom when theirs a storm and…

Permanency Anyone?”

Psalm 125              {Prayer}           Sunrises, sunsets, vibrant color of spring and summer flowers, bright colors of leaves in the fall, frost and snow covering tree branches … World Series Champions, Super Bowl Champions, Stanley Cup Champions … homes, jobs, steady income … high metabolism, loads of energy, natural hair color, good health.  All of…

What’s a Christian to Do?

Psalm 119:11 ESV 11 I have stored up your word in my heart,    that I might not sin against you. Dear Friends in Christ,                                                                                      Times are changing.  How many times haven’t we heard that familiar saying and perhaps used it ourselves?  And while some change can be good, not all change fits that description.  For example,…

Awesome Deeds

Psalm 66:1-4 For the director of music. A song. A psalm. 1 Shout for joy to God, all the earth! 2 Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious. 3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you. 4 All the earth bows down to you; they sing…

Hiding from God vs. Hiding in God

Psalm 32 Of David. A maskil. 1 Blessed is the one     whose transgressions are forgiven,     whose sins are covered. 2 Blessed is the one     whose sin the Lord does not count against them     and in whose spirit is no deceit. 3 When I kept silent,     my bones wasted away     through my groaning all day long. 4 For day and night     your hand was…

It’s Time for Action!

Psalm 119:97-103 97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. 98 Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. 100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. 101 I have kept…

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…