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Sing, Sing, Sing (Psalm 96)

Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:1-2 Have you ever gone to a big event and had someone come out and yell into a microphone, “How’s everyone doing tonight!?!”  My observation is that the proper response is not simply to answer, “Fine,” but to yell.  You don’t have to formulate words, just make noise.  And…

Psalm 23 – Comfort in the Valley

As we preach through our August sermon series, “Praying the Psalms,” we will be posting meditations on some of the psalms which we are encouraging you to pray through during the week.  This is the sixth meditation in the series. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a good metaphor is worth a million, and a good poem is worth a billion! David chose the second and third options, giving us six simple verses that make up one of…

Today's Big Headline (Psalm 46)

As we preach through our August sermon series, “Praying the Psalms,” we will be posting meditations on some of the psalms which we are encouraging you to pray through during the week.  This is the fifth meditation in the series. photo courtesy of flickr.com/photos/spyrospapaspyropoulos/ “Be still, and know that I am God.    I will be exalted among the nations,    I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 I once heard the national news broadcast described as, “bad things that happened today,” and the…

Psalm 32 – Forgiveness that brings Fellowship

As we preach through our August sermon series, “Praying the Psalms,” we will be posting meditations on some of the psalms which we are encouraging you to pray through during the week.  This is the fourth meditation in the series. I am currently in the process of training for a long charity bike ride, a much longer ride than I have ever done before. The day after every day that I go on a challenging training ride, I’m really sore. It’s…

Psalm 51 – Get Real

As we preach through our August sermon series, “Praying the Psalms,” we will be posting meditations on some of the psalms which we are encouraging you to pray through during the week.  This is the third meditation in the series. I have multiple articles of clothing that have permanent stains on them.  For me, the most common permanent stain is ink.  One of my rules of life is that I always carry a pen.  Sometimes I accidentally click the pen in…

Psalm 8 – Crowned with Glory

As we preach through our August sermon series, “Praying the Psalms,” we will be posting meditations on some of the psalms which we are encouraging you to pray through during the week. I’m a city boy. I don’t like to admit it, seeing how I’m from the south and all. People assume I grew up in the country, so they are surprised when they don’t hear much of an accent in my voice. It’s because I’m a city boy. Actually, I…

Psalm 78 – Remembering Our Rescuer

As we preach through our August sermon series, “Praying the Psalms,” we will be posting meditations on some of the psalms which we are encouraging you to pray through during the week.  This is the first meditation in the series. Psalm 78 – Remembering Our Rescuer Image courtesy of Bill Davenport, rgbstock.com Psalm 78 is in the genre of a historical Psalm, meaning the majority of the verses are a retelling of the history of Israel. Other historical Psalms include…