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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 […]

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Job Hears From God

21-Oct-18 Job 38 (Reader’s note: the sermon was the 38th chapter of Job. The following is merely commentary.) It’s been years since I’ve seen it, but I really like the movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” It’s one of those movies that you never forget. I looked it up before I went on vacation, and the […]

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Peace In Mystery

11-Jun-17 Psalm 131 Sometimes, life just falls apart, all of a sudden. Nothing seems to be right, all is messed up, and things are going to pieces faster than we can collect them up. During the past few weeks, I’ve been in the presence of lots of people whose lives have suddenly come undone. Such […]

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A Prayer For The Second 200 Years

22-Jan-17 Psalm 27 Note: Thomaston Baptist Church recently completed a year-long celebration of 200 years of ministry in this community. The following is a prayer based on Psalm 27, for the next 200 years of ministry. The numbering of the paragraphs corresponds to the verses in the Psalm. This prayer was presented in the regular […]