Sermons on Psalms

Sermons on Psalms

The Story That Governs the World

The world is in need of a story. People everywhere are disconnected from God and need to know the beauty of His rescue in Jesus. And that’s why Christians everywhere need to be equipped and prepared to effectively share God’s Story, the story that governs the world. Psalm 46  The world is in need of a story. The world needs a story that answers life’s most important questions: How did it all begin? What went wrong? Is there any hope?…

Down But Not Out

The people of God know what it is like to be down but not out. No matter the opposition we encounter, our God continues to hold us steadfast. Psalm 129:1-8 A Song of Ascent – These psalms (120-134) were sung as people ascended to the hill of Jerusalem and upon the steps of the temple to worship together. God’s people must consistently remind one another regarding pivotal truths upon which we must stand. Most people value a group by how…

How You Finish Is More Important Than How You Started

Just because David had walked with integrity in the past did not guarantee that he would in the future. Walking with God is a continual commitment to pursuing biblical obedience. God is a lot more concerned with how we finish the Christian race than with how we started. Our Christian integrity must be something that is protected during every stage of our lives. PSALM 26:1-12 Seek Divine Evaluation (1-3) You will never make decisions of which everyone approves, so ensure…

Investigate Me

God is infinitely responsible and yet intimately involved. Since God knows every detail about every person, we ought to welcome him to investigate the deepest part of our lives.  PSALM 139 God is infinitely responsible and yet intimately involved. Since God knows every detail about every person, we ought to welcome him to investigate the deepest part of our lives. God Is All-Knowing (Ps. 139:1-6) God is intimately aware of every single one of my actions, thoughts, and words. God’s…

When Depression Deepens

When depression deepens, every person will either draw closer to God or further away from him. When all hope seems to be lost, resolve to hope in God nonetheless. When depression deepens, every person will either draw closer to God or further away from him. No believer is immune to suffering through bouts of despair. PSALM 42:1-11 When You’re Not Where You Want to Be (42:1-4) If you have ever truly experienced the presence of God, no amount of separation…

Essential Reminders for Overwhelmed Believers

Life has a way of increasing our anxiety, but God’s faithfulness should embolden our capacity to trust him. If we genuinely comprehend who he is and what he has done, we can properly address any overwhelming circumstances.

Hardships Don’t Give a Free Pass for Sin

We often need God’s protection from wicked people, but do we ever consider the protection we need from our own sinful habits? Just because we experience struggles does not mean that we can justify sin. Psalm 141:1-10 141 O Lord, I call upon you; hasten to me!     Give ear to my voice when I call to you! 2 Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,     and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice! 3 Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;     keep watch…

I AM the Center of the Universe

We mistakenly live as if we are the center of the universe. If we can truly understand the might of our Creator, we can finally grasp our proper perspective as part of the creation. Psalm 104:1-35 Everyone everywhere believes that everything came from either something or nothing. The attempt to remove God from the realm of possibility is the subtle approach of attempting to put ourselves upon His throne. I am not the center of the universe, but I AM…

Let All the Peoples Praise You

God’s blessing is a means to the end of God’s way of being known among all nations. How are we using the gifts of God to fulfill the commission of God? Our world is out of balance because we don’t want God at the center. God’s blessings are a means to the end of God’s way being known among all peoples. The goal of global missions is worldwide worship. Psalm 67:1-7 67 May God be gracious to us and bless us     and make his face…

My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Christ?

In Psalm 22, David wrote a worship song that also served as a remarkably comprehensive prophecy of Jesus’ death upon the cross. While the precision to detail is astounding, God’s commitment to our salvation is even more remarkable.