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Not Quite a Thanksgiving Sermon

21-Nov-21 Psalm 132 Have you ever been so absolutely committed to some cause, worthy, or not so worthy, that you spent nearly every waking moment thinking about it? Did that cause, from time to time, even enter into your nightly dreams, because you were so consumed by it? This can happen from time to time […]

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Both of Me in There at the Same Time

07-Mar-21 Psalm 27 Third Sunday in Lent This psalm is very nearly divided right down the middle. It is a psalm that expresses deep confidence in God and in God’s ways, but it is also a psalm that admits, quite boldly, that not all is well all the time. Sometimes things go horribly wrong. David […]

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Coming Home With Joy

13-Dec-20 Psalm 126 Third Sunday In Advent 2020 has been a difficult year for every person in this world. Very little has gone according to plan. Our lives have been disrupted in countless ways. In normal situations, Christmas is a difficult time for many people. Struggling with the coronavirus is making this time of year […]

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Like A Broken Vessel

19-Jul-20 Psalm 31 This is a psalm of David. This is a psalm written by the man, who, with one tiny stone set in his little slingshot, killed the mighty Philistine, Goliath. This psalm was written by the man who as a shepherd was victorious over lions and bears as he protected his sheep. This […]

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Times And Seasons And Seasons And Times

12-Jul-20 Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 The book of Ecclesiastes was written either by an incredibly wise person who had a deep and profound faith in God, or it was written by somebody who was once a person of faith but who has become an agnostic, and is now riddled with doubt, despair and hopelessness. It is really […]

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Words to Our Souls

Psalms 42 & 43 31 May 2020 There is the idea among some of the followers of Jesus that one must be happy all of the time. And I understand that. I don’t always agree with it, but I understand it. On one level, persons of faith ought to be giddy with joy. We’ve been […]

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Prayer for Forgiveness

Psalm 25:4-10 22 March 2020 Every one of us listening today has compromised our walk of faith in one way or another. We are united in this. We are sinners. We are all prone to engaging in sinful acts. Not one of us, wherever we may be hearing or reading this is exempt. And to […]

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Hope In God

13-Oct-19 Psalm 43 In our passage this morning we meet an individual who is struggling to live out his faith in God in a hostile environment. The psalmist has enemies who are oppressing him, and he is feeling mightily down-trodden and depressed, and probably quite a bit sorry for himself. Sadly, this feeling is natural […]

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A Sudden, Cold Wind

08-Sep-19 Psalm 139:19-24 So far this morning, at least until just a few minutes ago, we’ve been having a pretty awesome experience with Psalm 139. It is a wonderful psalm, chock full of some really nice stuff; glorious stuff, even. And then, there’s all that majestic stuff that just sends our hearts soaring toward heaven. […]

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A House For The Lord

25-Nov-18 Psalm 132  Have you ever been so absolutely committed to some cause, worthy, or not so worthy, that you spent nearly every waking moment thinking about it? Did that cause, from time to time, enter even into the life of your dreams because you were so consumed by it? This can happen from time […]