Psalm 139:1-24 The Greatest Relationship

Psalm 139:1-24 The Greatest Relationship The greatest relationship you will ever have is with God. Why? Because even though our lives may be filled with mountain peaks and valleys, God is faithful to be with us every step of the way. The reason can be so faithful is because God has eternal qualities that will [Read More…]

Psalm 33:1-22 The Greatest Challenge For Our Nation

Psalm 33:1-22 The Greatest Challenge For Our Nation I want to speak to you this morning about the greatest challenge for our nation. You may have seen the phrase on our American currency: “In God We Trust.” The phrase is about the nation’s trust in God. I think our greatest challenge is not to make [Read More…]

5 Ways to Prove That I Love God’s Word

5 Ways to Prove That I Love God’s Word 3 July 2017 Year A Psalm 119:161-168 When is the last time you fell in love with God’s Word? I don’t mean whether you loved the new translation. I am not asking if you were impressed by the new commentary that came with the latest Bible [Read More…]

7 Reasons a Nation Should Trust in God

A nation is only as good as the people who make up its population. So a nation that says it trusts in God, should be made up of people who trust in God. [Read more…]

Psalm 126:1-6 The Greatest Future Is Yet to Come

Psalm 126:1-6 The Greatest Future Is Yet to Come “Bringing in the Sheaves,” a hymn in the Baptist Hymnal was written by Knowles Shaw, is based on the last verse of Psalm 126. Mr. Shaw was born October 13, 1834. When Knowles was about twelve, his dying father gave him his cherished violin and told him [Read More…]

5 Times God Shows His Faithfulness

5 Times God Shows His Faithfulness 19 June 2017 Year A Psalm 105:7-45 Psalm 105 is a hymn of praise for the faithfulness of God to His people. The psalmist begins by describing “5 Ways to Show Appreciation to God for His Faithfulness.” Yet, the Psalm doesn’t end there. The psalmist continues to explain through [Read More…]

4 Ways to Thank the Lord

4 Ways to Thank the Lord 15 June 2017 Year A Psalm 116:12-19 The psalmist spends the first half of this psalm praising God for how God has helped him. The psalmist loves the Lord (Psalm 116:1) and reminds himself of the ways in which God has shown both mercy and grace. Psalm 116:1-11 sounds [Read More…]

Psalm 8:1-9 The Greatest Glory

Psalm 8:1-9 The Greatest Glory Psalm 8:1-9 The Greatest Glory is the first sermon in a series on “The Greatest.” If you look in your Baptist hymnals, you will see a song that is based upon this psalm. Turn to page 29. Let me sing this song for you. Song: “Oh Lord Our Lord How [Read More…]

Psalm 78:1-8 Parenting with Purpose

Psalm 78:1-8 Parenting with Purpose A young man said to the psychiatrist, “I had a strange dream last night. I dreamed you were my mother. I woke up and couldn’t understand it. Why should I dream you were my mother?” The psychiatrist said, “Well, what did you do after having the dream?” “I had this [Read More…]

Enduring Pain in Light of Eternity

Enduring Pain in Light of Eternity May 15, 2017 Year A Psalm 102:1-17 My earthly pain is nothing compared to the eternal glory of God. The psalmist here shares a prayer that expresses his pain to God. He complains about his pain in a lament – a type of psalm where the writer expresses his [Read More…]