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Psalm 25 — Waiting on the Lord

Psalm 25 — Waiting on the Lord

BIG IDEA: THE MAN WHO FEARS THE LORD CAN WAIT ON THE LORD:FOR SPIRITUAL VICTORY ANDFOR PERSONAL GUIDANCEI. (:1-3) WAIT ON THE LORD FOR SPIRITUAL VICTORY SO THAT FAITH MIGHT BE VINDICATED”Let me not be ashamed”David’s historical context was more one...
Psalm 24 — Praise Anthem – The Triumphal Entry

Psalm 24 — Praise Anthem – The Triumphal Entry

BIG IDEA: WORSHIP USHERS THE KING OF GLORY INTO HIS RIGHTFUL DOMAININTRODUCTION: A Psalm of DavidA Messianic Psalm in that it pictures the Triumphal Entry of Christ to usher in His kingdom of victory and glory; Background probably in the OT conveying of the ark of the...
Psalm 23 — The Good Shepherd

Psalm 23 — The Good Shepherd

BIG IDEA: CONTENTMENT IS NO PROBLEM WHEN WE ARE FOLLOWING THE GOOD SHEPHERDINTRODUCTION:Do you ever have a problem with contentment? Who doesn’t!How do you feel when your kids or your wife complain … = a reflection on your ability to provide and care for...
Psalm 22 — Prophetic Picture of Crucifixion

Psalm 22 — Prophetic Picture of Crucifixion

THE MESSIAH SUFFERS EXTREME REJECTION (CRUEL CRUCIFIXION) BUT ANTICIPATES THAT GOD’S DELIVERANCE WILL SPARK EVER EXPANDING CIRCLES OF PRAISE AND TESTIMONYINTRODUCTION:AGONIZING QUESTION:”My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46)The...
Psalm 21 — The Coronation of God’s King

Psalm 21 — The Coronation of God’s King

BIG IDEA: THE CORONATION OF GOD’S KING MEANS:1) CELEBRATION — REJOICING FOR GOD’S KING — IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE2) SECURITY — THRU A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP OF FAITH IN GOD’S LOVINGKINDNESS = “he will not be shaken”3)...
Psalm 20 — Battle Hymn of the Kingdom of God

Psalm 20 — Battle Hymn of the Kingdom of God

BIG IDEA: WE WILL BOAST IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, OUR GODI. (:1-5) PRAYER THAT GOD WOULD HELP THE KING IN BATTLEA. Prayer is the Necessary Preparation for Battle1. “day of trouble” — comes to all; the king must be alert and anticipate conflict2. Need...
Psalm 19 — The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Psalm 19 — The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

BIG IDEA: GOD IS SPEAKING … AM I OBEYING?I. (:1-6) GOD SPEAKS IN NATURE — NON-VERBAL NATURAL REVELATION REVEALS THE GLORY OF GODA. (:1) Natural Revelation”the heavens””their expanse””publish, declare, proclaim” —...
Psalm 18 — SuperGod and Superman

Psalm 18 — SuperGod and Superman

BIG IDEA: A SUPERGOD MAKES HIS ANOINTED VICTORIOUS LIKE A SUPERMAN(:1-3) INTRODUCTION: LOVE THE ROCK OF SALVATIONA. Relationship: Love the Lord – Why?“my strength”“my rock”“my fortress”“my deliverer”“the one in whom I take refuge”“my shield”“the horn of my...
Psalm 17 — Cry for Justice

Psalm 17 — Cry for Justice

BIG IDEA: THE MAN OF INTEGRITY CRIES OUT FOR GOD’S JUSTICE AND PROTECTION WHEN HUNTED BY THE WICKEDI. (:1-2) THE CRY FOR JUSTICE – Why should the Lord give attention?A. My Cause is a Just Cause”Hear a just cause, O Lord”B. My God is Compassionate and...
Psalm 16 — 7 Reasons to Bless God as We Face Death

Psalm 16 — 7 Reasons to Bless God as We Face Death

BIG IDEA: DEATH OPENS THE DOOR TO THE RICHES OF OUR SPIRITUAL INHERITANCE SECURED BY THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRISTINTRODUCTION:Remember that this is a Messianic Psalm — Acts 2:25-28; Acts 13:34-35; True of David in his own experience, but ultimately speaking...
Psalm 15  — Rubbing Shoulders With a Holy God

Psalm 15 — Rubbing Shoulders With a Holy God

Every year for the Christian Athletic Association soccer season I like to pick a fundamental spiritual principle that we can focus on as we relate to the kids and to one another as coaches and referees. This year I think the concept of “Integrity” would be...
Psalm 14 — Longing for the Salvation of Israel

Psalm 14 — Longing for the Salvation of Israel

BIG IDEA: THE CORRUPTION OF THIS WORLD CREATES A LONGING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF GODI. (:1-3) THE CORRUPTION OF THIS WORLD IS UNIVERSAL AND UNAVOIDABLEA. The Foolishness of Corruption1. The Denial of the Fool — “There is no God”2. The...
Psalm 13 — Faith in the Lord’s Lovingkindness

Psalm 13 — Faith in the Lord’s Lovingkindness

BIG IDEA: REJOICING BY FAITH WHEN TIMES ARE TOUGH REQUIRES FAITH IN THE LORD’S LOVINGKINDNESSINTRODUCTION:Patience: “bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint””steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity”I. (:1-2) THE...
Psalm 11 — Faith vs Expediency

Psalm 11 — Faith vs Expediency

BIG IDEA: OUR RESPONSE TO PERSONAL DANGER AND NATIONAL COMPROMISE MUST BE FAITH NOT EXPEDIENCYBackground:Tied to Psalm 10same context of wicked attacking the innocent in secretsame emphasis on the eyes of the Lord seeing both the righteous and the wickedI. (:1-3)...
Psalm 10 — God Sees All

Psalm 10 — God Sees All

BIG IDEA: THE WAY OF THE WICKED IS NOT HIDDEN FROM THE EYES OF THE LORDKEY VERSES:1) :11 The wicked deny that God sees2) :14 The righteous testify that God seesI. (:1-2) THE RIGHTEOUS WRESTLE WITH THE DELAY IN GOD’S DELIVERANCE AND JUDGMENTA. (:1) The Why...
Psalm 9 — Victory Hymn

Psalm 9 — Victory Hymn

BIG IDEA: THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE WILL PUT THE WICKED IN THEIR PLACEI. (:1-2) THE RIGHTEOUS REJOICE WHEN THE WICKED ARE FINALLY JUDGEDA. Give Thanks wholeheartedly“I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart”B. Testify to God’s wonders“I will tell of all Thy...
Psalm 7 — Integrity Counts for Something

Psalm 7 — Integrity Counts for Something

BIG IDEA: INTEGRITY ENSURES PROTECTION FROM FIERCE ADVERSARIES SINCE THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE WILL VINDICATE THE INNOCENT AND EXECUTE THE WICKEDI. (:1-2) THE RIGHTEOUS TAKE REFUGE IN GOD FROM FIERCE ADVERSARIESA. The Role of Protector1. Our Responsibility = Take Refuge‘O...
Psalm 6 — Staying Afloat in Tears of Grief

Psalm 6 — Staying Afloat in Tears of Grief

BIG IDEA: GOD HEARS US AT OUR BREAKING POINTI. (:1-3) WE STRUGGLE WITH HOW GOD CAN WAIT SO LONG TO DELIVER USA. The Nature of the suffering — Discipline but not Wrath“O Lord, do not rebuke me in Thine anger,Nor chasten me in Thy wrath”B. The Intensity of the...