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Chapter 32

Sermon on Jul 28, 2019

Psalm 32

There are times, there are times for all of us aren’t there, when what gets out, where what gets found out, where what you were hiding that was a secret that was kept in the dark, there are times where those things are exposed and you’re unglued. And it’s not fun and light, but it’s heavy and there are real consequences. This psalm is written after that happened...

Chapter 34

Sermon on Jul 5, 2015

Psalm 34

I invite you to take your Bible and turn with me to Psalm 34. This is one of the psalms that has a short superscription, an introduction that sets the words of this psalm in context. And they’re brief. They say, “Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.” Now that little introduction points us back to...

Sermon on Nov 23, 2017

Psalm 34:8-10

Chapter 40

Sermon on Feb 11, 2018

Psalm 40

I think Psalm 40 shows us something. Psalm 40 shows us David reflecting on God’s past deliverance and drawing conclusions that help him trust God in his present troubles. I think the psalm breaks that way. Around verse 11, David begins to talk about the present. Up until that time, he’s talking about the past. Let’s remember, with David, God’s past deliverance.

Chapter 42

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Sep 14, 2003

Psalm 42:1-11

I invite you to turn with me to Psalm 42.  On Sunday evening, August 17, 1997—right about a year after I came to First Presbyterian Church—we finished a year-long study of the first book of the Psalms: Psalm 1 through Psalm 41.  And, of course, in Psalm 41 we dealt with the calamities and comforts of God’s people in a fallen world.  I said then that we would...

Chapter 43

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Sep 21, 2003

Psalm 43:1-5

Psalm 43 A Plea for Justice

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 43, but allow your eyes to drift a few verses back to Psalm 42 and verse 6. We’re working our way through the second book of the Psalms. That second book entails Psalms 42-72, and we're going through those Psalms on Sunday evenings. And over and over...

Chapter 44

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Sep 28, 2003

Psalm 44:1-26

Turn with me to the forty-fourth psalm as we continue to work our way through the second book of the Psalms, from Psalm 42 all the way to Psalm 72.  I do need to pause and say that tonight our brother Ed Bowman is here with us.  And I don’t mean to embarrass you, Ed, but he’s right up front, and I know that many of you are...

Chapter 45

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Oct 5, 2003

Psalm 45:1-17

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Psalm 45.  We’re working our way through the second book of the Psalms, Psalms 42 to 72, on Sunday evenings, and over and over we have been asking and will continue to ask, “What does this psalm teach me about Christ and what does this song teach me about Christian experience?” Over the last three...

Psalms

Sermon on Oct 5, 2003

Psalm 45:1-17

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 45. We’re working our way through the second book of the Psalms, Psalms 42 to 72, on Sunday evenings, and over and over we have been asking and will continue to ask, “What does this psalm teach me about Christ and what does this song teach me about Christian experience?” Over the last three...

Chapter 46

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Oct 12, 2003

Psalm 46:1-11

Psalm 46 The Christian Experience of Divine Support in Time of Trouble

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me tonight to Psalm 46. We’re working our way through the second book of the Psalms on Sunday evenings, and that will take us from Psalm 42 eventually to Psalm 72. And over and over we're asking what we learn about Christ in these...

Chapter 47

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Oct 19, 2003

Psalm 47:1-9

Now, we pick up this evening in the study of the second book of Psalms to Psalm 47. Before we read it together, let's once again come before God in prayer and ask for the help and illumination of the Spirit to make these words known and clearer to us. Let's pray.

We come, O Lord, again into Your presence. “We dare not trust the sweetest frame,...

Chapter 48

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Oct 26, 2003

Psalm 48:1-14

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 48. We’re working our way through the second book of the Psalms on Sunday evenings. Over and over we've said that we want to ask what these Psalms teach us about Christ and what these Psalms teach us Christian experience. Derek walked with you through that glorious Psalm 47 with its opening words, “O...

Sermon on Aug 13, 2014

Psalm 48

Well good evening.  It’s good to be with you all tonight.  If you have your Bibles handy turn with me to Psalm 48.  It’s also printed on the back of your bulletin, I believe there, for you.  I love to get to sing the psalms together, especially when it works well with our text, so it’s always enjoyable to get to sing the text of Scripture that we’ll...

Sermon on Jan 19, 2014

Psalm 48:1-14

Please take your copy of God’s Word and turn with me to Psalm 48.  Psalm 48.  As you are turning, I just want to say it’s a great privilege to be with you, a great privilege to come and talk a little bit about Blessed Zion and explain why I titled the history of First Pres. Blessed Zion.  I hope what we’ll find as we come to God’s...

Chapter 49

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Nov 9, 2003

Psalm 49:1-20

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 49, as we continue to work our way through the Second Book of the Psalms–that is, Psalm 42-72–on Sunday evenings. The last time we were together in the Second Book of the Psalms we were in Psalm 48, and we were surrounded by our enemies, but we were safe in Zion and smiling on...

Chapter 50

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Nov 23, 2003

Psalm 50:1-23

I'd invite you to take your Bibles and turn with me to Psalm 50. Before you get to 50, allow your eyes to fall upon Psalm 49, and remember from a couple of weeks ago, as we continue to go through the second book of the Psalms, a couple of weeks ago we were looking at Psalm 49 which is a very different kind of psalm. It sounds...

Chapter 51

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Nov 30, 2003

Psalm 51:1-19

Turn with me to Psalm 51. We’re working our way through the Second Book of the Psalms–that is, Psalms 42 to 72–on Sunday evenings. And the last time we were together, last Lord's Day evening, we were in Psalm 50. And that Psalm exhorted us to remember that the mighty God, the covenant Lord of His people, has summoned the whole world to court. And in that Psalm...

Sermon on May 17, 2015

Psalm 51

We return this evening to the second of two parts, considering the message of Psalm 51. Psalm 51. So if you would go ahead and take your Bibles and turn there - if you’re using one of our church Bibles you’ll find that on page 474. With the conclusion of the fifty-first psalm, our studies in this psalm, I will be taking a break for the summer Sunday...

Sermon on May 10, 2015

Psalm 51

If you would take a copy of God’s Word in your hands, you’ll find them in the pew racks in front of you if you don’t have your own Bible with you, and open it to the book of Psalms, Psalm 51 on page 474 in the church Bibles. Tonight and next week we’ll be considering the message of this psalm together and I want you to notice...

Sermon on May 15, 1949

Psalm 51:1-13

The Lord’s Day Morning

May 15, 1949

“Being a Radiant Christian or Joy of Salvation” Psalm 51:1-13

The Reverend Dr. Girard Lowe

Sometimes, we who are Christians, loose the sense of what a great thing it is to be a Christian and then the glow, the joy, the radiance is gone from our Christian lives. This should not be...

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