Your Face Lord, Will I Seek

5/17/15

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 27

Psalm Series

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King David was a man who delighted in trusting and worshipping God. He understood the priority of worship. Even in the midst of trouble David had hope. His faith sustained him through many trials. David’s faith and hope was a deep settled confidence in God’s keeping of His promises. Psalm 27

 

Persecution by the Wicked

4/12/15

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 10

Psalm Series

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The righteous are often persecuted by the wicked.  Much of this persecution by the wicked stems from their pride.  We can be confident that God sees this persecution and He will judge the wicked in due time. Psalm 10

Beholding the Glory of Christ

3/15/15

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 22:6-22

#3 in Psalm 22: The Atonement

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As Christ hung on the cross He was, in His human nature, the true sin offering for His people. By His death and resurrection, Christ brought victory over sin and death. This should be a matter of great praise to the glory of God, by all those who have been saved by the shed blood of Christ.

Christ Jesus is King and He rules over the nations. As we learn to fear God more and more it helps us be better equipped to praise and glorify God more and more for our redemption. Psalm 22:22-31

The Centrality of the Gospel

2/1/15

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 22:6-22

#2 in Psalm 22: The Atonement

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Christ was despised and rejected by men as He hung on the cross. Christ gave His own body to be crucified as the perfect and complete sacrifice for sin.  Psalm 22:6-22

Learning to Suffer through Christ’s Example

1/4/15

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 22:1-5

#1 in Psalm 22: The Atonement

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The darkest time of Christ’s earthly ministry was His crucifixion at a place called Calvary. Psalm 22 reflects the pain and suffering that Jesus endured as He hung on a cross for the sake of His people. Jesus was despised by the people and He was temporarily cut off from God the Father’s presence.

Psalm 85

10/26/14

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 85

Psalm Series

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This Election Sermon is based on Psalm 85. This psalm could really be classified as a prayer. It is a devout and earnest prayer for the restoration of our nation. It is a plea for God’s mercy and for His deliverance. Psalm 85

 

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To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

LORD, You have been favorable to Your land; You have brought back the captivity of Jacob. You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people; You have covered all their sin. Selah You have taken away all Your wrath; You have turned from the fierceness of Your anger. Restore us, O God of our salvation, And cause Your anger toward us to cease. Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations? Will You not revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You? Show us Your mercy, LORD, And grant us Your salvation. I will hear what God the LORD will speak, For He will speak peace To His people and to His saints; But let them not turn back to folly. Surely His salvation [is] near to those who fear Him, That glory may dwell in our land. Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed. Truth shall spring out of the earth, And righteousness shall look down from heaven. Yes, the LORD will give [what is] good; And our land will yield its increase. Righteousness will go before Him, And shall make His footsteps [our] pathway. – Psalm 85:1-13 NKJV

Lord, Who May Abide in Your Tabernacle?

Who May Dwell in Your Holy Hill?

9/28/14

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 15

Psalm Series

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We know that as Christians we are to live righteously, but what does that look like? In Psalm 15 David tells us how a man is to live his life honoring God. In this psalm David describes a “citizen of Zion” – a man who strives to keep God’s commands. Psalm 15

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1 A Psalm of David. LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill?

2 He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart;

3 He [who] does not backbite with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend;

4 In whose eyes a vile person is despised, But he honors those who fear the LORD; He [who] swears to his own hurt and does not change;

5 He [who] does not put out his money at usury, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these [things] shall never be moved.

The Fool In His Heart Says There is No God

8/31/14

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 13-14

Psalm Series

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We live in a fallen world full of sin and wickedness.  There is a sharp contrast between the unrighteous (natural) man and the righteous (saved) man.  The unrighteous man lives as if there is no God, whereas the righteous man trusts in God’s mercy and rejoices in God’s salvation.

The Words of The Lord Are Pure Words

8/3/14

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 12

Psalm Series

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Man is sinful by nature. Our very words can often be destructive. Men lie, they flatter, and they deceive. At times it seems hard to find trustworthy men. But, we can take comfort in knowing that we can always trust the Word of God. It is the Truth. Psalm 12 tells us: ” the words of the LORD are pure words.” Psalm 12

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Psa 12:1-8 NKJV

1 To the Chief Musician. On an eight-stringed harp. A Psalm of David. Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.

2 They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; [With] flattering lips [and] a double heart they speak.

3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, [And] the tongue that speaks proud things,

4 Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips [are] our own; Who [is] lord over us?”

5 “For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, Now I will arise,” says the LORD; “I will set [him] in the safety for which he yearns.”

6 The words of the LORD [are] pure words, [Like] silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.

7 You shall keep them, O LORD, You shall preserve them from this generation forever.

8 The wicked prowl on every side, When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

Psalm 45: Christ Returns for His Bride

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7/6/14

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 45

#14 in the Kingship of Christ Series

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It will be a great and glorious day when Christ the King returns for His Bride, the Church. The marriage of Christ and His Bride will be a time of celebration and rejoicing! In Psalm 45 we have a prophetic picture of Christ the Bridegroom espousing the Church to Himself and ruling over His Kingdom. Psalm 45, Revelation 19

 

God is Our Refuge – Psalm 46

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6/8/14

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 46

#13 in the Kingship of Christ Series

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The children of God, even in the worst of times, have no reason to fear because God is in the midst of His Church. Our God is faithful – He will never desert His people in their time of need.  Psalm 46

Psalm 24

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5/11/14

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 24

#12 in the Kingship of Christ Series

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Psalm 24 proclaims the greatness and glory of Christ. He is the Lord of Hosts and the King of Glory. Christ’s ascension into heaven was with triumph and glory – Christ is Lord over heaven and earth.  Psalm 24, 2 Samuel 6:1-15, Hebrews 9:11-15