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Sermons on Psalms

Sermons on Psalms

Ash Wednesday 2019

Guilt, Shame, and Repentance Guilt is a powerful emotion. It leads to shame, a feeling that we’ll never do anything right again and that we’re unworthy of any kind of love. But the good news is that feeling guilt and shame leads us to recognize our sin and repent. And the best news is that there is no sin or weakness greater than God’s love for us. This is the message from our Ash Wednesday service, held on March 6,…
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Recharged

Lord, I’m tired. I know I should tell others about You and strive to live up to Your standards, but so many other things take energy that I don’t often make Your will a priority in my life. Help me to get recharged through Your promises and give me strength to proclaim Your name to all the world. Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 1:1-11; Matthew 6:19-34 Sermon Text: Psalm 19
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Safe

Lord, more and more I realize how little I truly know and understand about myself. I thought I knew what drives me. I thought I had a good understanding of my strengths and weaknesses. But the more I live, the more I understand how little I even know myself. It’s unsettling. But Lord, You truly know me. Teach me so that I can grow in my relationship and feel more safe with You. Scriptures: Isaiah 43:1-31; Romans 8:28-39; John 10:27-30 Sermon…
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Refreshed

Lord, what’s my focus? When I focus on this world, its expectations, its demands, its lies about what will truly satisfy, I feel like I wither. But when I sink roots into Your truth, Your message of peace and hope and love, I finally feel refreshed. Sermon Text: Psalm 1
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Crisis and Cure

Lord, I look at the people around me and their lives don’t make sense to me. Everything seems to go right for the people who don’t give You a second thought. But those who cry out to You, who build their lives on Your Word, face all kinds of struggles and trials. What am I missing? Help me to see through Your eyes. Sermon Text & Theme: Psalm 73 – We have a crisis of faith, God has the cure.
Franklin WI, humility, church

Eternal Perspective (New Year’s Eve)

New Year’s helps us remember God’s presence throughout our lives. While another year is passing, and we look forward to the coming year, we recognize that in both our joys and our sorrows, God has been and is with us. It is his gracious presence in our lives that not only gives us purpose but also fills us with peace. It is his presence that gives us hope for the future. Lord, give us an eternal perspective on your presence! Psalm 90:1-17
Middle age, Victory of the Lamb, Church, Franklin WI

Take Up Your Cross – In Youth

It’s a tough, lonely thing to grow up in a world filled with high expectations and endless temptations. Youth need to understand that they are not alone—everyone faces the same struggles. How can we come up alongside our youth, let them know that we love them, we care about them, we’re ready to listen without judgement? Sermon Text:  Psalm 25:1-7
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Create in Me a Clean Heart

After King David blew it bigtime, he learned that the only way to find peace again was to come completely clean before God. When he did, David discovered that God would not cast him away, but rather God longed to restore him through full and free forgiveness received by faith. Psalm 51

Tentatio

Tentatio is the testing, temptation, and trial that occur when God and his Word intersect with us and our world. God uses tentatio to drive us away from self and to his promises alone. Sermon Text: Psalm 119:65-72

Meditatio

Meditatio is the continual study of God’s Word, not just reading the words for the sake of reading the words, but reading and rereading them, carefully, attentively and reflectively, to gather what the Holy Spirit means by them. Sermon Text: Psalm 119:97-104

Oratio

Oratio is prayer. Prayer is where the study of God’s Word must begin because prayer begins with the ear. Prayer acknowledges God as Lord and says: “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” Sermon Text: Psalm 119:145-152

Why Is There So Much Evil in the World?

If God is in control and if he loves us so much, why is there so much pain and trouble? There are so many innocent people experiencing horrendous heartache. Why doesn’t God stop this evil? Sermon Text: Psalm 13

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