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“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands” (Psalm 19:1 HCSB).

July 25, 2021

THE WITNESS OF CREATION When David looked at the sun and blue sky by day or the moon and stars at night, he did not worship them. No, he saw how they bore witness of God’s glory and the wonder of His creation. For David, the sun, moon and stars were not objects to be

“For You will not abandon me to Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see decay.” (Psalm 16:10 HCSB).

July 20, 2021

PETER’S FIRST SERMON TEXT This psalm of David was quoted by the apostle Peter (Acts 2:25-36) as a biblical proof that Jesus Christ, Son of David, was prophesied to rise from the dead without seeing “decay.” Peter preached this sermon on the day of Pentecost and 3,000 Jews from all over the Roman world came

Receiving Children as a Gift from God

July 18, 2021 | Psalm 127:1-5 | parenting

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Let’s admit it. Parenting can be very scary! Now, I realize that not everyone here is a parent. Whether you’re single, married w/o kids, or you’re empty nesters, what the Bible teaches about parenting is still relevant. Because as a church family, we all can help support and encourage the raising up of the next generation.

In Psalm 127, Solomon wrote about the necessity of recognizing the Lord as the One builds families and watches over them. As a result, he wrote that children are to be received as a gift from the Lord. We can receive our children as a gift from the Lord.

“The helpless entrusts himself to You; You are a helper of the fatherless.” (Psalms 10:14b HCSB).

July 13, 2021

THE FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS The psalmist began by questioning where God is when the wicked persecute the poor. For the wicked appear to prosper and take advantage of the poor. Like a lion they attack the helpless who have no apparent protection.   But God does observe their trouble and grief. The helpless are

“For You, Lord, bless the righteous one; You surround him with favor like a shield” (Psalm 5:12 HCSB).

July 7, 2021

SURROUNDED WITH GOD’S SHIELD OF FAVOR David wrote of God’s loving-favor and blessing as a shield that surrounded him, both protecting him from harm without, and comforting him with acceptance within. It may seem unusual to visualize God’s love and favor as a shield, which is a defensive weapon of war. But David felt surrounded

“I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord sustains me” (Psalm 3:5 HCSB).

July 5, 2021

THE LORD SUSTAINS US EVEN WHILE WE SLEEP David wrote this psalm after he had to flee from his son, Absalom, who sought to overthrow him and take the crown. Surely he was overcome by grief from this betrayal. Sleep had no doubt eluded him during this time. Yet, he finally lay down and slept.

“Hallelujah! Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of the godly” (Psalm 149:1 HCSB).

July 1, 2021

WHY SING A NEW SONG TO THE LORD? The Scripture often instructs that a “new song” be sung to the Lord. In fact, this is in the Bible a total of nine times: six in the Psalms, once in Isaiah, and twice in Revelation. So, why does the Lord desire a new song from his

“Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous in Your sight” (Psalm 143:2 HCSB).

June 25, 2021

NO ONE IS RIGHTEOUS BEFORE GOD David understood that he could not stand before the Lord as one accused. For he was a sinner, as are we all. So, he called on the Lord’s “unfailing love” (v.8) instead of His judgment. God’s “unfailing love” or “chesed” as it is in the Hebrew, is His covenantal

“Lord, set up a guard for my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips” (Psalm 141:3 HCSB).

June 23, 2021

TAMING THE TONGUE David understood that his tongue was beyond his control. We need help from the Lord to tame the tongue. So, David prayed that God would take control of his words and set a guard over his lips.   The Spirit inspired the apostle James to write about the same topic saying, “If

“Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I stand up; You understand my thoughts from far away. You observe my travels and my rest; You are aware of all my ways.” (Psalm 139:1-3 HCSB).

June 21, 2021

ARE YOU GLAD FOR GOD’S ATTENTION? The psalmist David wrote of his wonder at God’s constant awareness and attention towards him. He considered it wonderful that God would be so attentive to him.   Yet, not everyone wants God to see everywhere they go and know everything they do. They desire a secret life hidden