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

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

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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.

Set A Guard, O Lord, Over My Mouth

1/12/14

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 141

Psalm Series

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David was a man after God’s own heart, and he was a man of prayer. In Psalm 141 we see that David sought the Lord’s help and protection from being pulled into sin. David wanted to live a righteous life and to control his tongue and his actions. Psalm 141, I Samuel 25

Blessed is the Man Who Fears the Lord

5/26/13

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 112

Psalm Series

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Scripture tells us that the righteous man has a reverence for God. The godly live their lives reflecting the character of God. Psalm 112 gives us a good description of the righteous man.  Psalm 112

The Works of the Lord

4/21/13

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 111

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Psalm 111 is a beautiful psalm of praise, which reveals God’s character to us and praises Him for the great works that He has done. God alone has brought salvation to His people and faithfully stands in covenant with them forever.  Psalm 111

God Brought Me Out of a Horrible Pit

1/27/13

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 40

Psalm Series

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David the psalmist had a great love for God and His law. So, when David sinned it would deeply affect him, causing him to cry out for God’s mercy, with repentance for his sin. In Psalm 40 David gives a joyful testimony of God’s deliverance and forgiveness of his sins. Psalm 40

For In You, O Lord, I Hope

 

12/23/12

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 38

Psalm Series

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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

 

Psalm 33

6/17/12

Jim Zes

Text: Psalm 33

Psalm Series

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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.