March 2019

Psalm 51: A Real Confession

Text: Psalm 51   Confession is the key to cleansing.   From the very beginning sinners have been running from a holy God.  When the Lord stepped into the garden to fellowship with Adam and Eve, they ran and hid themselves from his presence, but God sees what we do not want anyone else to see.  […]

February 2019

Psalm 19: A Real Revelation

Text: Psalm 19   Listen, learn, and live.   There is a significant difference between hearing someone and listening.  Our God is the God who speaks.  He has chosen to speak to us through his creation and most importantly through his word.  Psalm 19 is a song celebrating how the Lord has chosen to speak.  In […]

Psalm 30: A Real Testimony

Text: Psalm 30   It’s not about you!   Every person in the world is either in a mess, coming out of a mess, or headed into a mess.  David has come out of a mess and takes a moment to look back upon his journey to see what God has done.  He is so overwhelmed […]

Psalm 6: A Real Prayer

Text: Psalm 6   God’s perfect purpose is our purity.   The Bible clearly tells us that the Lord disciplines those whom he loves.  This can be easy for us to accept from a distance, when we are not under the heavy hand of God’s love, but David writes from the midst of the storm.  Psalm […]

January 2019

Psalm 2: The Rightful Ruler

Text: Psalm 2   Rebellion leads to destruction but repentance leads to refuge.   The power of the Psalms lies within their honesty.  They are honest about who we are as human beings, what we experience, and what we feel.  They are honest about who God is, what he is like, and what he intends.  In the […]

Psalm 1: The Rewarding Road

Text: Psalm 1   There is great reward in a relationship with the Lord.   The Psalms stand out from any other book of the Bible in one primary sense: they are the Spirit inspired words of men to God.  So, in a profound and unique way the Psalm connect the reader to the Lord in […]

December 2018

The Promised Joy

Text: Isaiah 9:1-7   We have reasons to rejoice.   Despite the impending darkness faced by the people of Israel because of the judgment of the Lord, the faithful remnant has hope.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit and by the grace of the Lord, Isaiah is given a vision of a people who have […]

The Promised Ruler

Text:  Micah 5:2-6   We need King Jesus!   What happens when there is a void of godly leadership?  Should we buck the system altogether and give embrace spiritual independence, or worse, spiritual anarchy?  The testimony of Scripture is clear, we are creatures created to be ruled by a good and righteous king.  Last week, we […]

The Promised Throne

Text: 2 Samuel 7:1-17   Even plans made with the best intentions must sometimes be put on the back burner.  David was facing a crisis of conscience.  He was living in a palace while the ark of the Lord, the physical representation of the Lord’s presence with his people, was sitting in a tent.  How was […]

The Promised Presence

Text: Isaiah 7:14   Trust in God.   What happens when the promises of God are threatened?  For Ahaz, King of Judah and descendant of David, that is exactly the question that he faces in Isaiah 7.  Will he trust that God will keep his word no matter how dire things might look around him or […]