Strengthened in worship, we are equipped for witness. David is in great danger. His life is being threatened by his enemies (Psalm 70:2). We might expect that he would be depressed. Far from it! Rather than being preoccupied with his own problems, he is calling on God’s people to worship the Lord with joy: ‘May […]Read More Sharing Some Sermon Ideas
Jesus Christ is Lord. ‘God has made Him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified’ (Acts 2:36). ‘Jesus is Lord’: When this message is preached in the power of the Holy Spirit’, it is still God’s way of bringing people to Himself. Preach Christ. Pray for the Spirit’s power. Look to God for […]Read More Some More Sermon Ideas
Reading the words of the Psalmist, “The words of the Lord are pure words” (Psalm 12:6), brought to mind the words of the Apostle Paul – “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst” (1 Timothy 1:15). God’s Word is […]Read More “The words of the Lord are pure words” (Psalm 12).
This Psalm begins with a tremendous statement of faith – “In the Lord I take refuge.” The whole Psalm should be understood in the light of this tremendous statement of faith. * From the vantage-point of faith, the Psalmist is able to overcome the temptation to doubt God (vs. 1-3). – His enemies say to […]Read More God’s Way of Salvation (Psalm 11)
“Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” (1). This question can be turned around. God puts the question to us, “Why, in your times of trouble, do you stand far off?” In this Psalm, God is inviting us to think about the kind of people we […]Read More It’s either one or the other – turning towards God or turning away from Him (Psalm 10).
* The Psalmist worships the Lord (Psalm 9:1-2). * He does not speak proud words. He sees all things in the light of the holy God (Psalm 9:3-8). * At the heart of this Psalm, there is a declaration of the character of God (Psalm 9:7-8). * The majesty, righteousness and judgment of God – […]Read More Praise God for His Deliverance (Psalm 9).
There is a physical harvest. There is a spiritual harvest. Can we expect a spiritual harvest in this generation? or Must we give up hope and turn our backs to the wall? Ours is a time when nothing can be taken for granted. Many people are entirely dismissive of the whole idea that there is […]Read More Psalm 8 – A Harvest Sermon