Psalm 37

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Psalm 37 deals with our response to evil and the evil doer. We are encouraged not to fret, be envious, or angry, and completely turn our trust over to God. Verse 4 of this Psalm tells us that when we delight in the Lord he will give us the desires of our heart. But wait, is God going to give me...

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This week we looked at Psalm 139. It's one of the most encouraging Psalms relating to God's omniscience and omnipresence. We read these words and immediately are reminded of how intimately God knows everything about us. We are reminded that He is always with us. Yes, our heart cries out, "God is...

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Some Trust In...

Posted by Nate Foreman on

This week we looked at Psalm 20. The central idea is this: The man or woman of God can arise and proceed with confidence, despite trials and an uncertain future. Notice that he begins by anticipating a coming day of difficulty. "May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!" Sometimes we pray...

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The Prayer of a Failure

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David was a failure, but the reason David's failures did not cripple him and maim him and render him useless is because he channeled the power of the gospel through repentance. Psalm 51 is the record of David's confession after his sin with Bathsheba and the murder of Uriah the Hittite. The...

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Meaningful Labor

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We all want our lives to mean something. We all want our toil and labor and sweat and effort to accomplish something, to count in some way. We all have this insatiable thirst for our lives to be about more than just survival or even pleasure or entertainment. But Solomon says your no matter how...

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Hearers and Doers

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As we finished our series on the Sermon on the Mount this past week, we started by highlighting how many times Jesus set himself up as the ultimate authority. He didn't quote from other teachers or prophets, but simply stated "I say to you!" He claimed authority on human happiness...

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Worry is Wasteful

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Worry has such a deadening effect on the Christian life. It chokes us and uses up our energy, so that we are left unfruitful in God's kingdom. Looking at this passage in Matthew 6:25-34, it struck me that worry is a serious weapon. Worry has hurt the lives of many people. Worry causes us to lose...

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The Coming of God

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We finished our Morning Star series by looking at a passage from Isaiah chapter 9. Isaiah prophesied prior to the Assyrian invasion of Israel and this particular text looks forward and envisions the nation conquered by the Assyrians. They are starving, they’re crushed under all sorts of...

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The Entrance of God

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Herod the Great was one of the greatest known builders of the Roman empire. His building achievements are still impressive by even modern standards. We remember this incredible architect as Herod the Great. But was he great? What is true greatness? Jesus answers that question for us. "You know...

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The Silence of God

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For the third message in our Christmas series, we find ourselves in the blank pages between the testaments. These are often called the 'silent years' because there was no biblical or recorded prophet. However, this time period was anything but silent historically. The nation of Israel endured...

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