Sermons on Psalms

Sermons on Psalms

“Killing Poor People for Profit”

Text: Psalm 10:8-12 Main thoughts: Last week we saw the proud heart behind the oppression of the poor. This week we look at the actual oppression of the poor. The lies, deceit, and cursing move into actual actions. Secret sins As we read of the oppression of the poor it is very evident that this all takes place in secret. Even though we will all eventually see this oppression, we need to remember that it is always done in a…

“The Wicked Described” – Psalm 10:4-7

We looked last time at how the psalmist is upset at the oppression of the poor and is crying out to God for Him to intervene. He now continues this idea by describing the wicked. Wicked men are practical atheists The psalmist does not continue in the thought pattern that we are accustomed to. Instead of speaking against greed, he instead speaks about the character and thoughts of the wicked. This is because the root of greed is a heart…

“Misconceptions About Christianity” – Psalm 10:1-3

We know little about the background of Psalm 10. All we know is that the author is struggling spiritually because he sees the wicked oppressing the poor. As we look at Psalm 10 the context shows us that there are four misconceptions about Christianity that are not true in light of what the Psalmist teaches us Pain is a part of Christianity We so often view coming to faith in Jesus as the end to all of our troubles. In…

Christ’s Victory (Part 4) – Psalm 9:17-20

As we come to the conclusion of Psalm 9 we must have the humility to look at the text clearly. We all are the hero in our own stories. No one actually thinks of themselves as the enemy. However, as we look at the conclusion to this Psalm we must ask the questions, “Am I on God’s side?” Wicked are judged David speaks of the certainty of judgment for those who are wicked. Those who ignore God’s Law and live…

“Christ’s Victory” (Part 3) – Psalm 9:13-16

The last few weeks we have been looking at David’s song of victory. We pick up in verse 13. Actively opposed As we listen to David sing his song of victory, we could quickly come to the wrong conclusion. David has won victories, but David is CURRENTLY facing opposition. It is easy to have confidence after you have received victory; David has confidence when he has not received victory. David confidently cries out to God for victory. Several things of…

“Christs Victory” (Part 2) – Psalm 9:7-12

The last few weeks we have been looking at David’s song of victory. We pick up in verse 13. Actively opposed As we listen to David sing his song of victory, we could quickly come to the wrong conclusion. David has won victories, but David is CURRENTLY facing opposition. It is easy to have confidence after you have received victory; David has confidence when he has not received victory. David confidently cries out to God for victory. Several things of…

“The Destructive Nature of Sin” – Psalm 7:12-17

David continues to discuss the judgment of God against the wicked, specifically those who are slandering him. The imminence of God’s judgment demands immediate repentance David has just finished expressing how God is just and has a righteous anger against those who do evil. He now describes what will happen to those who do not repent. God’s judgment is as imminent as an arrow from a drawn bow. It only takes one more step into evil for God to unleash…

“Responding to Slander” – Psalm 7:1-5

Background This is a “rambling poem” of David. It covers many different rambling thoughts, but the main circumstance that David is singing about is the slander of Cush. We do not have this incident recorded for us in Scripture, so we do not know if this was while Saul was king or after David became king. Either way, Saul was from the tribe of Benjamin so there was always some level of animosity towards David from the Benjamites. David tried…

“Overwhelming Grief” – Psalm 6

Background This Psalm of David was to be played upon a stringed instrument that was an octave lower than normal. It would be comparable to a cello. The song is one of distress, and a lower musical accompaniment adds to the melancholy feeling. We do not know the exact background of the psalm; all we know is that David is having a difficult time. This could be because of his sin, some sickness, the loss of a loved one, some…

God as Father (Psalm 68:5-6)

Because this Sunday is Father’s day, we are going to be looking at God as a Father from Psalm 68. God identifies as Father When Jesus revealed God to us He revealed Him as Father. Of all the positions and relations that He could have chosen God ordained the position of father to most closely resemble His character, nature, and operations in this world. Fathers have an awesome responsibility In light of this fathers have a huge responsibility. Our children’s…

Foundations of Our Faith (Psalm 11:3)

The foundation of our faith is under constant assault. If the foundations crumble, our faith will fall. We must strengthen and pass on the foundations If our faith is going to stand, we must strengthen the foundations. We must constantly be reminded of and refresh our minds to the great foundational truths of Christianity. In addition to this we must pass on these truths to our children and others who are new in the faith. Jesus is our foundation Christianity…
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