When the righteous disobey God’s Word, their sin causes them a great deal of distress. But God is faithful to work in His people to bring them to repentance. Psalm 38
Just as meekness is necessary for inheriting eternal life, humility is necessary in the propagation of the Gospel. This is because God alone must receive all the glory in our labors for His Kingdom. In fact, the more we rejoice in God’s gift of our eternal life, the more rejoicing we will have in propagating His Kingdom and seeing His glory. Mr. Ford’s sermon will address what makes our Savior joyful and what makes us truly rejoice in Him. Luke 10:17-24
How Precious is Your Loving-Kindness, Oh God! -verse 7
In Psalm 35, we read that David was pursued by those who wanted to kill him. David suffered for being a righteous man. David wrote this psalm as a plea to the Lord for help. Psalm 35
After Jesus showed some of His disciples His glory on the mount of transfiguration, they descended to where many were awaiting their arrival. It was there that Jesus showed them the glory of humility. Mr. Ford’s sermon will address the Lord’s demonstration of the greatness of humility and the failure of pride. Luke 9:37-50, Matthew 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-37
“Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.” -Psalm 34:11
In Psalm 34 David lays out what the heart of a godly man should look like: the righteous man is humble and he fears the Lord. Psalm 34, I Samuel 21:10-15
The revelation of God’s glory is one of the glowing themes in Scripture. The Lord’s shining glory was revealed again and again in the Old Testament, but it was never so radiantly displayed as it was in the eternal glory of His Son, Jesus Christ. In this sermon we’ll take a glimpse of Jesus’ eternal glory revealed to some of His Apostles in His transfiguration on the mount. Texts: Luke 9:28-36, Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-10
It is good for us to praise and worship our God – it is our duty to do so. In fact, Psalm 33 tells us that the righteous are to rejoice in the Lord. We also see from this psalm that God, and God alone, is to be the focus of our worship.
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Jesus asked His disciples: “But whom do you say that I am?” He was not asking this question because He needed to know who He was. This is the question placed before all who hear of Jesus, and it is we, not He, who are judged by our answer.
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Even though David was a sinner, he was a man after God’s own heart. David therefore confessed his sins before God and he was forgiven. And with forgiveness, David tells us in the Psalms, there is great joy!