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“When I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Psalm 56:3-4 HCSB).

September 12, 2021

TRUSTING INSTEAD OF TREMBLING The psalmist knew what to do when he felt afraid. He had already decided in advance that when fear came, he would replace it with faith in God. When he felt afraid, he recalled God’s Word and praised God for it. When he felt afraid, he compared the size of his

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” (Psalm 55:22 HCSB).

September 11, 2021

ARE YOU BURDENED WITH A LOAD OF CARE? Who carries your cares? Are you trying to carry them alone? Why would you keep laboring under such a burden when the Lord offers to “sustain” you? Cast your burdens on the Lord. Pull them off your back and put them on His. For He is able

“Against You—You alone—I have sinned and done this evil in Your sight. So You are right when You pass sentence; You are blameless when You judge” (Psalm 51:4 HCSB).

September 7, 2021

ADMITTING THAT WE HAVE SINNED AGAINST GOD David wrote this psalm in repentance after committing adultery with Bathsheba. Although he surely recognized he had sinned against her and her husband, he felt more grieved that he had sinned against God.   This is the mark of true repentance. Not that we admit that we have

“Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 43:5 HCSB).

August 29, 2021

ASKING QUESTIONS OF YOUR SELF There are at least two ways of reading this Scripture. The first is to view the psalmist as truly questioning the source of his feelings of discouragement and sadness. He knows that he is depressed, but he is not sure why. So, he is lifting up his heart to the

“Therefore let everyone who is faithful pray to You at a time that You may be found” (Psalm 32:6 HCSB).

August 12, 2021

WHEN MAY THE LORD BE FOUND? David wrote of a time when his unconfessed sin weighed heavy on him. He finally decided to stop trying to hide his iniquity and to confess his sins to the Lord. When he did, the Lord heard his prayer and forgave him. Experiencing the Lord’s forgiveness himself, David urged

“I will rejoice and be glad in Your faithful love because You have seen my affliction” (Psalm 31:7 HCSB).

August 9, 2021

REJOICE, FOR GOD SEES YOUR AFFLICTION This Psalm of David teaches us to choose gladness and worship, while giving our troubles to God. David wrote that God had “seen” his trouble. In other words David had stopped thinking about his affliction and had given it to God for His consideration.   This was how the

“The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom should I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom should I be afraid?” (Psalms 27:1 HCSB).

August 4, 2021

OVERCOMING FEAR BY DECLARING YOUR FAITH IN GOD David wrote this powerful declaration of confidence in the Lord, revealing how he faced his fears. For David, like any man, had fears, yet he overcame them by faith in God. There are at least three fears implied here, that are common to man, that David chose

“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.