Pursuing Personal Integrity

David desired to see holiness restored among God’s people, and so he decided to start it by focusing on himself. If we long to see revival, we must pursue our own personal integrity first. Psalm 101 101 I will sing of steadfast love and justice;    to you, O Lord, I will make music.2 I will ponder the way that is blameless.    Oh when will you come to me?I will walk

Worship Is a Lifestyle

David had experienced God’s deliverance repeatedly during his life, and so have we. Such a constant help deserves more than an occasional offering.  Psalm 34 34 I will bless the Lord at all times;    his praise shall continually be in my mouth.2 My soul makes its boast in the Lord;    let the humble hear and be glad.3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me,    and let us exalt his name together! 4 I sought the Lord, and he

If We Got What We Deserved

While we honestly hope that others receive what they deserve, do we really want that for ourselves? David cried out to God because he was fully aware of his own need for mercy. Psalm 28 28 To you, O Lord, I call;    my rock, be not deaf to me,lest, if you be silent to me,    I become like those who go down to the pit.2 Hear the

If We Would Just Listen to God

As we rejoice in who God is and remember what He has done, it should often call us to repent of the sins we have committed. Many of our personal struggles could be avoided if we would just listen to God. Psalm 81 81 Sing aloud to God our strength;    shout for joy to the God of Jacob!2 Raise a song; sound the tambourine,    the

Denying God Leads to Redefining Good

David dismayed the effects that atheism has on a person and on a society. People often deny the reality of God so that they can redefine the commandments of God. Atheist– believes there is “no God” Agnostic– believes there is “no knowledge” to determine if God exists Practical Atheist– denies God with a careless lifestyle Psalm 14 14 The fool says in

No Shortcuts for the Righteous

David warned worshipers not to envy evildoers when their lives seemed prosperous. We must learn to trust God for His provision and forsake any unrighteous shortcuts during challenging times. Don’t Envy the Unrighteous [Ps. 37:1-11] Don’t envy unrighteous people, because while their present might seem pleasurable, their future is painful (37:2, 8-10). When you delight yourself in the LORD, He gives you the desires

The Greatest Is the Nearest

While God’s transcendence is amazing, His immanence is astonishing. The most surprising thing about our exalted God is how close He comes to ones like us. The transcendence of God means that He greatly surpasses our human worth and experience. The immanence of God means that he is intimately close to us. Psalm 113 113 Praise the Lord!Praise, O servants of the Lord,    praise

Rediscovering Joy

As David encountered testing trials, he confessed that his sure hope in this life and the next was in none other than the LORD. If we desire to rediscover joy, we must reorient our focus upon the only one who can provide it. Psalm 16 Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.2 I say to the Lord, “You are my

The Proper Perspective for the Troubled Life

Psalm 39:1-13 – When David was overwhelmed with God’s discipline in his life, he maintained a proper perspective and took it to God through prayer. Don’t talk to everyone else about your troubles while neglecting the one who can fix them.

Psalms [Vol. 1] – Series Overview

For the summer of 2019, our sermon series will be Psalms [Vol. 1]. Here are some of the reasons we are doing a series on the psalms during the summer: The psalms teach us how to speak to God. The psalms cover every range of human emotions. This huge section of Scripture is often overlooked in preaching and teaching. Since