Category: Psalms

After Psalm 150
July 16th, 2017

Psalms for the Psummer Despite what you have heard, Christians are not nice people. After all, do nice people get angry? Are nice people jealous? Do nice people feel bitter and betrayed and delight in delicious plots of revenge? Are nice people discouraged and depressed? Are nice people hypocritical? Don’t get me wrong, Christians are […]

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Praise for a Parade
August 28th, 2016

Psalm 118 It is always amazing and a bit surprising to see where a sermon series takes us. We began in mid July to preach from psalms that are quoted in the New Testament and have looked at psalms 2, 14, 16, 22, 69, 110, and today 118. I have known intellectually that Jesus is […]

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Zealous for the Lord
August 14th, 2016

Psalm 69 I preached last week from Psalm 22, a psalm of David. Psalm 22 speaks about death by crucifixion. Because this was not something that David ever faced, at least not that we know, and because there are so many details about the crucifixion of Jesus in that psalm, it is viewed as a […]

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The Mystery and Triumph of the Cross
August 7th, 2016

Psalm 22 As we continue in our series of psalms that are directly quoted in the New Testament, we come to Psalm 22 which opens with a verse that we have no difficulty placing in the New Testament. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? There are seven times Jesus spoke on the […]

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Resurrection Out of the Ashes of Defeat
July 31st, 2016

Psalm 16 When Paul wrote to Timothy and said, (2 Timothy 3:16) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, what Scripture was he talking about? I pointed out last week that we are sometimes surprised to discover that when the early church read the Bible, there was […]

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