Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sermon Text: Psalm 69

Psa. 69:1 Save me, O God,
For the waters have threatened my life.
Psa. 69:2 I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold;
I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.
Psa. 69:3 I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched;
My eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Psa. 69:4 Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head;
Those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies;
What I did not steal, I then have to restore.
Psa. 69:5 O God, it is You who knows my folly,
And my wrongs are not hidden from You.
Psa. 69:6 May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord GOD of hosts;
May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel,
Psa. 69:7 Because for Your sake I have borne reproach;
Dishonor has covered my face.
Psa. 69:8 I have become estranged from my brothers
And an alien to my mother’s sons.
Psa. 69:9 For zeal for Your house has consumed me,
And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.
Psa. 69:10 When I wept in my soul with fasting,
It became my reproach.
Psa. 69:11 When I made sackcloth my clothing,
I became a byword to them.
Psa. 69:12 Those who sit in the gate talk about me,
And I am the song of the drunkards.
Psa. 69:13 But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, at an acceptable time;
O God, in the greatness of Your lovingkindness,
Answer me with Your saving truth.
Psa. 69:14 Deliver me from the mire and do not let me sink;
May I be delivered from my foes and from the deep waters.
Psa. 69:15 May the flood of water not overflow me
Nor the deep swallow me up,
Nor the pit shut its mouth on me.
Psa. 69:16 Answer me, O LORD, for Your lovingkindness is good;
According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me,
Psa. 69:17 And do not hide Your face from Your servant,
For I am in distress; answer me quickly.
Psa. 69:18 Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it;
Ransom me because of my enemies!
Psa. 69:19 You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor;
All my adversaries are before You.
Psa. 69:20 Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick.
And I looked for sympathy, but there was none,
And for comforters, but I found none.
Psa. 69:21 They also gave me gall for my food
And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Psa. 69:22 May their table before them become a snare;
And when they are in peace, may it become a trap.
Psa. 69:23 May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see,
And make their loins shake continually.
Psa. 69:24 Pour out Your indignation on them,
And may Your burning anger overtake them.
Psa. 69:25 May their camp be desolate;
May none dwell in their tents.
Psa. 69:26 For they have persecuted him whom You Yourself have smitten,
And they tell of the pain of those whom You have wounded.
Psa. 69:27 Add iniquity to their iniquity,
And may they not come into Your righteousness.
Psa. 69:28 May they be blotted out of the book of life
And may they not be recorded with the righteous.
Psa. 69:29 But I am afflicted and in pain;
May Your salvation, O God, set me securely on high.
Psa. 69:30 I will praise the name of God with song
And magnify Him with thanksgiving.
Psa. 69:31 And it will please the LORD better than an ox
Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.
Psa. 69:32 The humble have seen it and are glad;
You who seek God, let your heart revive.
Psa. 69:33 For the LORD hears the needy
And does not despise His who are prisoners.
Psa. 69:34 Let heaven and earth praise Him,
The seas and everything that moves in them.
Psa. 69:35 For God will save Zion and build the cities of Judah,
That they may dwell there and possess it.
Psa. 69:36 The descendants of His servants will inherit it,
And those who love His name will dwell in it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Guest Preacher : Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We have done a number of historical sermons, sermons delivered by a preacher from the past. It is read word for word on Sunday and has been very inspirational.

We have read sermons from George Whitefield & Martin Lloyd Jones. This coming Lord's Day it will be Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the famous German Preacher from the mid 20th Century.

Come and here his sermon on Psalm 58.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sermon Text: Psalm 58

Psa. 58:1 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods?
Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?
Psa. 58:2 No, in heart you work unrighteousness;
On earth you weigh out the violence of your hands.
Psa. 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb;
These who speak lies go astray from birth.
Psa. 58:4 They have venom like the venom of a serpent;
Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,
Psa. 58:5 So that it does not hear the voice of charmers,
Or a skillful caster of spells.
Psa. 58:6 O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth;
Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD.
Psa. 58:7 Let them flow away like water that runs off;
When he aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts.
Psa. 58:8 Let them be as a snail which melts away as it goes along,
Like the miscarriages of a woman which never see the sun.
Psa. 58:9 Before your pots can feel the fire of thorns
He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.
Psa. 58:10 The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
Psa. 58:11 And men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely there is a God who judges on earth!”

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sermon Text: Psalm 51

Psa. 51:0 For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Psa. 51:1 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
Psa. 51:2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
And cleanse me from my sin.
Psa. 51:3 For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.
Psa. 51:4 Against You, You only, I have sinned
And done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified when You speak
And blameless when You judge.
Psa. 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
Psa. 51:6 Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
Psa. 51:7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Psa. 51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness,
Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
Psa. 51:9 Hide Your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.
Psa. 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Psa. 51:11 Do not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Psa. 51:12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.
Psa. 51:13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners will be converted to You.
Psa. 51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;
Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
Psa. 51:15 O Lord, open my lips,
That my mouth may declare Your praise.
Psa. 51:16 For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
Psa. 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
Psa. 51:18 By Your favor do good to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
Psa. 51:19 Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,
In burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Sermon Text: Psalm 47

Psa. 47:1 O clap your hands, all peoples;
Shout to God with the voice of joy.
Psa. 47:2 For the LORD Most High is to be feared,
A great King over all the earth.
Psa. 47:3 He subdues peoples under us
And nations under our feet.
Psa. 47:4 He chooses our inheritance for us,
The glory of Jacob whom He loves. Selah.
Psa. 47:5 God has ascended with a shout,
The LORD, with the sound of a trumpet.
Psa. 47:6 Sing praises to God, sing praises;
Sing praises to our King, sing praises.
Psa. 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth;
Sing praises with a skillful psalm.
Psa. 47:8 God reigns over the nations,
God sits on His holy throne.
Psa. 47:9 The princes of the people have assembled themselves as the people of the God of Abraham,
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
He is highly exalted.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Christianity Today Article on George Whitefield

This feels like self promotion, but I guess I will risk it. I was recently interviewed by a free lance journalist who was doing an article on George Whitefield. It appears in the July Issue of Christianity Today. Here is the link to the article.

(For those who don't want to read the article but are looking for what I said, go to page 3 of the online article.)

Monday, August 03, 2009

Filming of the Dawn Treader has begun

Can not wait to see this movie, although I am preparing myself not to be overly disappointed. It is my favorite book in the Chronicles of Narnia Series, I hope they can do it right.

They have begun shooting the movie in Australia. Should be fantastic......