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Sermons on Psalms

Sermons on Psalms

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Song of Praise

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. God is the God of joy. He blesses us with music, dancing, and other forms of worship so we can demonstrate love to Him and unite with fellow believers. The Psalmist uses this psalm to show us how we can worship and praise our Heavenly Father. Sermon Text: Psalm 100 Preacher: Pastor Forrest Bivens
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Song of Confession

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. For any of us who have ever found ourselves guilty of a sin (so, everyone), this psalm hits hard. The Psalmist David wrote this song after the prophet Nathan helped him recognize his sinful ways. All of us from learn about confession from this psalm, as we read how David cries out to God in repentance, knowing he is forgiven and saved from his sins.…
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Song of Our Savior

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. One of the top hits in the Psalms playlist, Psalm 23 is well-known but often misconstrued. We often hear this at funerals or see it on artwork, but we don’t really understand what the Psalmist David meant by it. We will take a deeper look at this psalm to understand how our Good Shepherd walks with us through thick and thin. Sermon Text: Psalm 23 Preacher: Pastor Ben Sadler
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Song of Lament

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? This Psalm opens with a lament to God over difficulties. Like the Psalmist David, we sometimes feel forgotten by God. We wonder how long our suffering can go on. But, like David, when we go to God and study His Word in difficult times, we come to realize that we can trust in His unfailing love and remain sure of our salvation through…
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Song of Creation

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8 opens and closes with praise to the Creator of all things. The Psalmist examines God’s creation, from the Heavens to the Earth and all the beings in between. Through this, we come to marvel at how God created and cares for humankind. Although we don’t deserve it, God sets humans as rulers over land and animals, providing all things for His people. Sermon Text: Psalm 8 Preacher:…
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Songs of God

Blessed are all who take refuge in Him. The book of Psalms opens with instructions for how and why to read the Bible. Psalm 1 teaches us how to read God’s Word so it touches our hearts in a way that we grow closer to Him. This is followed by Psalm 2, which directs us in how to see our Savior throughout Scripture and in all parts of our lives. God uses these first two Psalms to direct our eyes…

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.
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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