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Chapter 51

Sermon on Jul 31, 2016

Psalm 51

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Psalm 51. We have been looking at different psalms this month. This morning we come to Psalm 51. It’s on page 474 in the church Bible in front of you. And just before we jump in and read, something to consider. I love old sports movies and a movie that I grew up watching, really on repeat with...

Psalm 51, as you may know, is the great penitential psalm, a psalm of confession, crying to God for cleansing and pardon. The historical context is provided for us in the superscription at the head of the passage which reads, "To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him after he had gone into Bathsheba." So you remember the situation. David has committed...

Biblical Priorities for the Life of the Church

Sermon on Feb 4, 2007

Psalm 51:1-19, John 3:1-8

The Lord's Day Morning

First Presbyterian Church

February 4, 2007

Psalm 51:1-19; John 3:1-8

“A Biblical Understanding of Conversion”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

We've been working for a number of weeks through what we've called biblical priorities for a healthy church. We've been looking at some of the qualities which characterize a local gathering (a local body, a local congregation) of...

Chapter 52

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...

Chapter 53

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Jan 11, 2004

Psalm 53:1-6

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...

Chapter 54

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Jan 28, 2004

Psalm 54:1-7

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...

Chapter 55

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Feb 4, 2004

Psalm 55:1-23

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...

Chapter 56

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Feb 11, 2004

Psalm 56:1-13

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...

Chapter 57

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Feb 18, 2004

Psalm 57:1-11

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...

Chapter 58

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...

Chapter 59

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Mar 10, 2004

Psalm 59:1-17

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...

Chapter 60

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Mar 17, 2004

Psalm 60:1-12

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...

Chapter 61

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Mar 24, 2004

Psalm 61:1-8

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...

Chapter 62

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...

Worldviews Summer

Sermon on Jul 14, 2004

Psalm 62:1-2

Wednesday Evening July 14, 2004

Psalm 62:1,2 "Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage”

Reverend Brad Mercer

Let me commend another book to you. We've been commending books along the way that we think might be helpful. This one is hot off the press, and we don't have it yet, but we will. The title is Naming the Elephant. Surely you’ll remember that one! Naming the Elephant:...

Chapter 63

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Apr 7, 2004

Psalm 63:1-11

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...

Chapter 64

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Apr 14, 2004

Psalm 64:1-10

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...

Chapter 65

Psalms Book 2

Sermon on Apr 28, 2004

Psalm 65:1-13

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...

Chapter 67

Sermon on Apr 23, 2014

Psalm 67:1-7

Glad to be here with you tonight to open God’s Word.  If you would, take your copies of God’s Word and turn to Psalm 67, or you can look on the back of the prayer guide; it will be printed on there.  Psalm 67.  And before we read God’s Word let’s go to Him in prayer and ask for His help.

Our Lord and...

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