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Psalms Book 2

Turn with me in your Bibles to Psalm 72. Let me just remind you that at the time of the response at the end of the service, after the benediction, that we’ll sing the last stanza of that arrangement of Psalm 72. You will have noticed that everything we've sung tonight, except for the word before the Children's Devotional, is related to Psalm 72. We sang at the...

Psalms Book 2

I'd invite you to turn with me to the Psalms, to the seventy-first Psalm, which is the penultimate psalm in the Second Book of the Psalms. This is a Psalm for old age. Now, don't take offense! I'm not setting an exact date on when old age is. It's looking older and older to me, as I grow older myself. This is a psalm of old age. This...

Psalms Book 2

(1) “O God, hasten to deliver me; O Lord, hasten to my help!  (2)Let those be ashamed and humiliated who seek my life; Let those be turned back and dishonored who delight in my hurt. (3)Let those be turned back because of their shame who say, “Aha, aha!”  (4) Let all who seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee; and let those who love Thy salvation say...

Psalms Book 2

Psalm 69 is a great Psalm. What hymn comes to mind that you would sing when you are experiencing reproach and shame and discouragement? I can think of a few but not many that speak as frankly as this Psalm speaks. When you’re searching for the words to say, when you feel like you’re drowning and you can't feel the bottom and you can't come up for air...

Psalms Book 2

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 68, as we continue to work our way through the Second Book of the Psalms. Now Psalm 68 may well be a Psalm which dates from the procession of the Ark into Jerusalem in the days of the reign of King David when the Ark of the Lord was brought with great rejoicing into...

Psalms Book 2

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 67. We looked at this Psalm about two years ago at the time of the Missions Conference. You may not remember it but I do. The Missions Conference Committee had chosen the theme “Let the Nations Be Glad.” And they had done that in part based on John Piper's wonderful book called Let the...

Psalms Book 2

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 65 which is a Psalm about the bounteous God. We’re continuing in our study of the Second Book of the Psalms–that is, that section of the book of the Psalms that runs from Psalm 42 to Psalm 72–and we have come to Psalm 65. Before we read it and hear God's word expounded, let's...

Psalms Book 2

As you open to Psalm 64 let me tell you how excited I am to be here this evening. Usually on Wednesday nights you can find me in the youth house with our junior high. It's going to be a welcomed thing for me to speak to you and not be dodging projectiles thrown at my head, I hope. I was just joking with Ligon yesterday about the...

Psalms Book 2

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 63. David is in the wilderness. This is probably not the time of his wilderness flight from Saul. Our best hint at that comes from verse 11, which tells us about those whose mouths are speaking lies against him, [and] apparently indicates the time from the revolt of Absalom. You’ll remember his own son...

Psalms Book 2

If you have your Bible I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 62. We’re in Psalm 62 this week and this Psalm shows us the fruits of adversity, or to say it right, the way that God in His wisdom and grace brings forth spiritual fruit in our lives in and through adversity. Adversity, as you know, in and of itself doesn't create spiritual fruit. You've...

Psalms Book 2

As we continue to work our way through the Psalms we come to the 61st Psalm. The subject of this evening is “Pastoral Care: In Facing Life and In Facing Death.” Perhaps you noted the very hymns that we sang tonight were hymns that bring to our minds the issues: In the first hymn the issues of life and its struggles, and in the second hymn the...

Psalms Book 2

We’re continuing through the Psalms that we've been studying week by week, and tonight we're at Psalm 60. It's entitled, “A lament over defeat in battle and a prayer for help.” It has probably one of the longest introductions of any Psalm. It says, “For the choir director; according to Shushan Eduth. A Mikhtam of David, to teach; when he struggled with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab...

Psalms Book 2

As we continue our look at the Psalms, turn with me to Psalm 59, Psalm 59.

Hear the word of God from Psalm 59.

1 For the choir director: set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; set me securely on high away from...

Psalms Book 2

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to the 57th Psalm. If you've peeked ahead and looked at the Psalm, you’ll notice that it bears a relation to the Psalm that we studied the last time together, the 56th Psalm. Both of these Psalms come from that time in David's life in which he was fleeing from Saul. The last time...

Psalms Book 2

If you have Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 58, as we continue to work our way through the Second Book of the Psalms. David is still on the run, and David is reflecting on the injustice of those who are leaders, judges, rulers, people who are elders amongst the people of God, people who were to be administrators of justice, people who were...

Psalms Book 2

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 56. In Psalm 56 we find ourselves with David, but not King David, at least not King David in the eyes of Israel–King David in the eyes of God, to be sure, but at this point in his career he is a fugitive. He's a fugitive from Saul, prince of Israel, the anointed king...

Psalms Book 2

If you would please open with me in the word of God to Psalm 55. Our reading tonight is going to be from Psalm 55 and all of the verses. Let us pay reverent attention to the reading of God's holy, inspired and inerrant word.

Psalm 55:

For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. 1 Give ear to my prayer, O God...

Psalms Book 2

If you have Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 54. We are continuing through the Second Book of the Psalms now on Wednesday evenings. We started last autumn working through the Second Book of the Psalms at Psalm 42, and we made our way through to Psalm 51, and then we took a break. And then we began again in January on Sunday evenings...

Psalms Book 2

Our great God, our majestic God, we are so thankful that You have given us Your word that we might not be adrift in the sea without a rudder, without an anchor. Would You come tonight through this–Your inerrant, holy word–and teach, rebuke, train, correct, that we would be better equipped to serve You as men and women of God? We pray and ask all of these things...

Psalms Book 2

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 52. The last time we were together in Book II of the Psalms, we were in Psalm 51, and perhaps you remember something of the ground that we covered in that familiar but very important penitential Psalm, the greatest of the penitential Psalms. Just keep that in the back of your mind, that the...

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