Sermons by Daniel Kendall

Sermons by Daniel Kendall

“Keeping the Faith in an Ungodly Culture” – Psalm 12:1-8

Although we do not have the exact context of this psalm it is generally considered as having been written by David while he was fleeing from Saul. This psalm shows David’s struggles in a wicked culture filled with ungodly people. Help, Lord The psalm begins with David turning to the Lord for help. This is the whole point of this psalm. Where do you turn when things go bad? Where do you turn when you are struggling? David here begins…

“God’s Testing” – Psalm 11:4-7

We saw last week the anxiety that David felt and his desire to run away. At the end of the day though, he did not run away, he ran to God for his refuge. God reigns As David looks at his troubles, he reminds himself that God has not given up His sovereignty. God rules and reigns over all of creation. He does not turn away from the problems of this world; God is sovereign over them. God is using…

“Stay and Fight” – Psalm 11:1-3

We do not know much about the background of Psalm 11. All we know is that it was written by David for the head musician. It would appear from the content that David is facing adversity. Faith in God David begins by affirming his trust in God. God is like a fortress for him in times of trouble. Instead of running away from his problems he is going to run to God for deliverance. The temptation to run away It…

“Hope for the Hurting” – Psalm 10:13-18

As we have seen the Psalmist begins in despair wondering where God is in all of the evil he sees. The wicked men are murdering poor people in their greed. We ended last time with the attitude of the greedy: God doesn’t care about what they are doing. The attitude of the wicked The wicked man truly has a flippant attitude towards God. They show a contempt or disregard for His authority. In their self-righteousness they go so far as…

“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…