Blessed Are Those (II) | Psalm 119:2

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,who seek him with their whole heart, Psalm 119:2 ESV Blessed are those who both keep and seek. Both actions are decidedly fixed upon the LORD Himself. His testimonies are what He has testified to us about Himself. He is the God who speaks, who reveals Himself to His …

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Blessed Are Those (I) | Psalm 119:1

Blessed are those whose way is blameless,who walk in the law of the LORD. Psalm 119:1 ESV Verses 1-3 are the preamble to this magnificent and glorious psalm, while the remaining 173 verses are a long-form plea to God for this blessed description to become a reality within our hearts and lives. Blessed is the …

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Lift Up Your Eyes | Psalm 121:1

I lift up my eyes to the hills.From where does my help come? Psalm 121:1 ESV Life under the sun is vanity. Even in places of justice and righteousness, we still find wickedness. No one does good, not even one. Some die young. Others die old. Some are rich. others are poor. Some love life. …

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No Good Thing Does He Withhold | Psalm 84:11

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11 ESV Sin can only offer a false promise, a moment of pleasure followed by death. It strips us of the strength that it promises, corroding and binding …

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The Authority of the Word

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV Blessed is the manwho walks not in the counsel of the wicked,nor stands in the way of sinners,nor …

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Biblical Worship

A Psalm for Giving Thanks (Psalm 100)

This sermon was originally preached in 2015. Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. …

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A Prayerful Longing for God | Psalm 84

The following sermon was originally preached in 2015. How lovely is your dwelling place,O LORD of hosts!My soul longs, yes, faintsfor the courts of the LORD;my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home,and the swallow a nest for herself,where she may lay her young,at your altars, …

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The Heart of Repentance (Psalm 51)

The following sermon was originally preached in 2015. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!  For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you …

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The LORD Is My Shepherd | Psalm 23

The follow sermon was originally preached in 2015. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousnessfor his name's sake.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no …

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2 Reasons for Worship (Psalm 19)

The heavens declare the glory of God,and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.Day to day pours out speech,and night to night reveals knowledge.There is no speech, nor are there words,whose voice is not heard.Their voice goes out through all the earth,and their words to the end of the world.In them he has set a tent …

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