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Psalms Book 3

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 88. And as you do so, let me encourage you to brace yourself, because this is probably the saddest Psalm in the whole of the 150 Psalms.

You know, in almost every Psalm, no matter how low the psalmist gets, by the end of it you get to some spark of hope, some...

Psalms Book 3

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 87. It's been interesting working through these Psalms in the Third Book of the Psalms, and especially these more recent ones: the constantly recurring themes of God's people's love for the people of God; God's delight in His people; the importance of the body of Christ, of the church. And as we look at...

Psalms Book 3

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 86, and you will notice as you turn to this Psalm that it is a Psalm of David. Now, there's nothing surprising about a Psalm of David. There is something unique about a Psalm of David in the Third Book of the Psalms. This is the only Psalm of David in the Third Book...

Psalms Book 3

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to take them, open them, and turn with me to Psalm 85 as we continue to work our way through the Third Book of the Psalms. You may remember...way back, we started working through the Psalms in the First Book in Psalm 1, and then we studied the Book of Genesis, and then we came back after studying Genesis and...

Psalms Book 3

Wednesday Evening
January 18, 2006
Psalm 84
“The Janitor's Song”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Some of you, when you hear just the words “Psalm 84”, maybe the first few words of the Psalm itself, “How lovely are Thy dwelling places, O Lord...” immediately go into Brahms...it starts playing in your mind: “How lovely”...Die Leiblich, from the Brahms Requiem. It's the...

Psalms Book 3

The Lord's Day Evening

January 8, 2006
Psalm 83
“God Help Us”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn to Psalm 83 as we continue to make our way through the Third Book of the Psalms. This Psalm is an imprecatory Psalm, and as we’ll see later on, it's, by the...

Psalms Book 3

The Lord's Day Evening

January 1, 2006
Psalm 82
“You are Gods”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Please be seated. We continue working through the Third Book of the Psalms together, and we return to Psalm 82: a short Psalm, a Psalm about God and government. And if you sneaked a peek in The First Epistle at the title of this sermon or...

Psalms Book 3

The Lord's Day Evening

November 27, 2005
Psalm 81
“You Wouldn't Listen”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 81. This is a Psalm, as you have already noted perhaps from your own study or perhaps from a quick glance at the outline tonight, that is sung or based around the Feast...

Psalms Book 3

Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 80 as we continue to make our way through the Third Book of the Psalms.

Last week as we studied Psalm 79 together, we saw the lament of the Psalmist for the fall of Jerusalem and the Southern Kingdom with it. Tonight we move from that concern in Psalm 79...

Psalms Book 3

The Lord's Day Evening

November 13, 2005
Psalm 79
“Brought Very Low”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. We’re in Psalm 79 as we continue to work our way through the Third Book of the Psalms. We read and worked through all too briefly a long Psalm last week. This is a short Psalm this week; a very poignant Psalm...

Psalms Book 3

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 78 as we continue to work through the Third Book of the Psalms together. This is one of the longer Psalms in the Psalter, and in order to help us follow it, I'm going to break up our reading tonight as we work through it so that it doesn't run...

Psalms Book 3

If you have your Bibles, please open them with me to Psalm 77. Edward Young once provocatively said, “Among my lists of blessings infinite stands this at the foremost: that my heart has bled.”

The Psalmist who wrote this Psalm would have understood that, but that stands in stark contrast to the comfortable spirituality of our own age.

In our own day, we suffer from a...

Psalms Book 3

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 76. We've already commented that Psalm 74 and 75 are tied together. Psalm 74 ends with a plea for God to rise up and defend His own cause (in the 22nd verse), and Psalm 75 contemplates the confidence of the believer at the very thought of the coming of God's judgment, whereas Psalm...

Psalms Book 3

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 75 as we continue our way through the Book of the Psalms. Last Lord's Day evening we were together in Psalm 74, and it was a Psalm that in part lifted up a plaintive cry to God to vindicate His oppressed people. It featured the Psalmist looking around him and seeing those who were...

Psalms Book 3

If you have Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Psalm 73.

Now we come to the Third Book of the Psalms beginning here in Psalm 73, and one of the things that you will notice is that in this Third Book of the Psalms, eleven of the Psalms bear the name “Asaph.” Asaph, as you remember, was one of the leaders of temple...

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