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…]

5 Cries to God for My Protection

5 Cries to God for My Protection May 11, 2017 Year A Psalm 31:1-5 In the movies, Superman is not just an American hero. He is Lois Lane’s protector. In the original movie Superman, he comes to the rescue of Lois Lane. In Superman II, Superman turns back time to save Lois even after she [Read More…]

Psalm 16:1-11 How to Build Confidence in My Relationship with God

Psalm 16:1-11 How to Build Confidence in My Relationship with God A pastor was leading a group of high school students on a backpacking trip. Being a prudent planner, he had two scoutmasters and an Eagle Scout on the trip to ensure the safety of the students. Wanting to show his value to the team, [Read More…]

With a Little Help From My God

With a Little Help From My God April 4, 2017 Year A Psalm 143:1-12 The Beatles had a hit song entitled “With a Little Help From My Friends.” The song is about the fact that when things go wrong, one can depend on friends for help. In this psalm, David is asking for help from [Read More…]

Psalm 121:1-8 My Help

Psalm 121:1-8 My Help My dad has a farm where he raises cattle. At various times he employs people to help him with the work. Just like many other farmers in the area, he hires “the help” to assist in doing the work. The farmer may not get all of the work done in time [Read More…]