Sermon Archives (Page 3)

Sermon Archives (Page 3)

“Power to Change” – Romans 6:1-14

As I look around at this world, I see sin destroying everything. Our tempers, pride, and selfishness destroy relationships. Our lack of love, gentleness, and kindness destroy others. Our refusal to forgive destroys our own soul. Our drunkenness, sexual sin, deception, etc. destroy not only ourselves but countless others as well. We live in a world of broken marriages, families, churches, communities, and individuals, all broken by sin. As we look at the visible church we see very little difference.…

“Forsaken by God” – Psalm 22:1-5

Psalm 22 is one of the most remarkable psalms ever written. Although this psalm was written 1000 years before Christ’s death, it describes in detail not only the manner and details of His death, but the exact words He would speak and the exact words His enemies would speak. 500 years before crucifixion was even invented David describes it perfectly. Although written by David this Psalm goes so far beyond anything that David suffered that many modern scholars try to…

“Future Victory for God’s King” – Psalm 21:7-13

Previously we saw the people of God praising God for His answer to their prayers on behalf of King David. David had not just been victorious, but God had done far more than what they had even asked for. They now begin to praise God for the victories that He will bring in the future. Faith in God’s mercy The people had a tremendous faith in future success. This was built not upon themselves; the king trusted God. It was…

The Joy of Victory” – Psalm 21:1-6

Psalm 21 is a song for the king returning from victory in battle. It is divided into two parts. The first part expresses thanksgiving to God for the victory; the second part expresses confidence in future victories. Throughout the whole psalm it is clear that God is the only hope for the king and God alone is to receive the glory and praise. Rejoicing for answered prayer The congregation prayed that God would hear the prayers of their king. They…

God Save the King – Psalm 20:1-9

Psalm 20 is a prayer for the king on the eve of battle. The Hebrew word “of” can also mean “for” or “about.” It is uncertain if David wrote this Psalm or if this Psalm was written as a prayer for David before he went to war. David was a warrior king who was engaged in war almost his entire reign. This was a prayer meant to be sung by the people of God before David led the men off…

“The Personal Response to Revelation” – Psalm 19:12-14

David now concludes by giving a personal response to what God has revealed. The depths of our depravity After looking at how God has revealed Himself in nature and in the Bible, David realizes his own depravity. In frustration he asks who can be aware of all of their own faults and sins. The truth is that in our pride we are blind to our many failures and sins. The more we look at Who God has revealed Himself to…