Sermons by Daniel Kendall

Sermons by Daniel Kendall

“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…

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…

“Special Revelation” – Psalm 19:7-11

In this second part of David’s Psalm we now look at what is known as “Special Revelation.” General revelation is the general knowledge of God that we can glean from looking at His creation. Special revelation is the direct voice of God revealing to us His thoughts, character, and will. Special revelation is contained in the Word of God alone. Jesus reveals God directly to us, and He is the incarnate Word of God (John 1.) The perfection of God’s…

“General Revelation” – Psalm 19:1-6

In this first section we deal with General Revelation. Romans 1:19-20 is an application of this Psalm. Today we are going to be addressing the question, “How can God condemn people who have never heard the Gospel?” General Revelation Although David uses very poetic language, he also uses very precise language. He shows us that creation teaches us much about God. All of creation shows us God’s glory, power, and nature. This voice of nature transcends all cultural, ethnic, and…

“Christ’s Victory Over Our Sin” – Psalm 18:37-50

As we finish out this Psalm we see David praising God for the strength He gave to defeat his enemies. We will look at it from three different perspectives. Historical David describes in detail how he defeated the Amalekites. He then describes how Saul was defeated and God refused to answer Saul. From there he speaks of how quickly and easily he will defeat the surrounding Gentile nations. A simple reading of 1 and 2 Samuel show how God delivered…

“Sustained Through Trials” – Psalm 18:29-36

David continues reflecting on how God has brought him through his trials. Supernatural strength David declares that by God’s strength he can fight an entire company of soldiers and win. He can jump over the highest wall. David is showing how what has happened to him is impossible. By human standards, he should not be here. It is God that has brought him this far, and God that will sustain him into the future. God’s Way is Perfect David looks…