Sermons on Psalms (Page 2)
There has been much debate about the subject of worship in the past 40 years. But what is worship and what does it look like? In this psalm we are given three specific ways to worship and each of them flows from a life that has encountered God on a very personal level. True worship should produce joy, humility and obedience in the life of a believer. Are they evident in your worship? Of course, congregational singing is one aspect of worship, but let’s take the much bigger view that Psalm 95 urges us to do.
Listen as the Psalmist gives us three reasons why it is fitting that we praise God. May we always remember just how worthy of praise God is.
In the Psalms we find great encouragement in the prayers of God’s people. We learn what it means to be in close relationship with God and how we too can be confident that he hears us and answers our prayers. Listen as Pastor Dave shares from Psalm 17 how King Davids prayer for help turned to an expression of hope and praise to the living God.
To those who genuinely look for Him, God promises make Himself known (Jeremiah 29:13). But how does He actually do this? Psalm 19 answers this question for us. Firstly, He “speaks” to us through the world of nature. Secondly, He “speaks” to us through His written Scriptures (the Bible). Thirdly, He “speaks” to us personally by exposing our sinful hearts and convicting us of our need to be made right with God Himself. As we take this journey of seeking to know God, it will eventually lead us to the One who alone can remove our sin and make us right with God… the Lord Jesus Christ… our Rock and our Redeemer!
Psalm 14 is a song for the people of God. It helps us understand how we should feel when we see a world which has turned its back on God.
Listen as Pastor Dave unpacks what we can learn from the psalmist’s experience as to why God is worthy of our praise.
The famous Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, the first man into space in 1961, made the sarcastic comment on his return to earth: “I looked for God but couldn’t find him”. Atheists love to taunt Christians about the lack of hard evidence for God. In Psalm 8 we have a powerful response to this skepticism. The evidence for God is all around us… if only we will see it! From the vastness of the universe to the cry of the tiniest baby creation speaks of His greatness. And so do people, like us, made individually in God’s image with their special place in God’s world. Psalm 8 calls the doubter to reconsider, and even points to the “perfect man” (Jesus) who would one day perfectly display God’s majesty to a broken and skeptical world.
Tune in as Guest Speaker Dave Walter from AFES shares from Psalm 73
Psalm 23 contains possibly the best known and best loved verses in the whole Bible. They have been a massive comfort to millions of people, especially when going through difficult times and even death. But can we genuinely say: “The Lord is my shepherd”? Only if that is true does the rest of the Psalm really apply. But if we really do know the Lord as our Shepherd, then these truths comes to life. Let God “restore your soul” as Pastor Murray takes us through this great old Psalm in this message.
God is vast, immense and we cannot fully comprehend him. Yet at the same time he is intensely intimate and draws us into a relationship with him, whereby we can know and experience his presence in a personal way. Listen as Pastor Dave shares from Psalm 139 about our ultimate relationship with our Heavenly Father, the God who made us.
If you could pass on one thing to the next generation what would it be? The reality is there is so much that we could pass on to the next generation. But what are the key things, the important things that matter to us, that we feel should be passed on? Listen as Pastor Dave looks at Psalm 78:1-8 on passing on what is important to the next generation.