May 2018

01932 The Gospel of the Good Shepherd (An Apologetic for the Christian Faith) Part Six Psalm 23:

01931 Walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death (Part Five) Psalm 23

Living Life on Purpose (Learning to Follow the Good Shepherd in Paths of Righteousness) Psalm 23: 3b

The Gospel of Restoration – (Moving from Fear into Pastures of Peace) Part Three – Psalm 23:2,3a

April 2018

01928 The Lord is My Shepherd, I SHALL NOT WANT – Psalm 23:1b Part Two

01927 The LORD is My Shepherd; I Shall Not Want – Psalm 23:1

February 2018

The Psalm of the Cross of Christ

One of the greatest apologetics for the defense of the reliability of the Scriptures is the subject of prophecy. How could have the psalmist written such a precise description of the suffering Savior hundreds of years before the event? There is only one explanation: the prophetic word of God. We can take great comfort in the realization that God’s Word is true from cover to cover and reliable for faith, life and practice. This Psalm, Psalm 22:1-31 speaks to the suffering Servant and specifically His work on the cross of Calvary. What could possibly be more comforting than knowing God knows our needs before we do and has already provided an answer and the strength needed to go through whatever faces us around the corner. We may not see what lies ahead but God does. He’s already been there and His love, support, strength and provision is ready to be poured out in abundance to all who know Him. Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE!

“Triumph of the King!”

Psalm 20: and 21: go together. David writes this psalm, (Psalm 21:1-13) to the Choir Director of Israel to petition the Lord for His favor and protection in Psalm 20: and then he writes another song to be sung by the nation of God’s provision and grace in giving the nation physical and spiritual victory over their enemies in Psalm 21:. It is sad when God gives victory and His people do not give Him the praise who made it all possible. It’s as if God can’t win with us, even as His people. He rarely gets the praise and thanks He deserves when we experience victories over our enemies, but it seems He always gets blamed for whenever things seem to not go our way. May we never forget where our victories come from and Who made them possible. Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE!

“Trust Not in Chariots”

Whenever we find ourselves up against a battle, we obviously want God’s help and favor. King David was no different. As he anticipated physical conflict with his enemies he also considered the spiritual connection and found himself, with his people, on their knees in petition seeking God’s favor and help. Victory in any battle must proceed from a reservoir of personal intimacy with God. While the battle belongs to the Lord we often do battle with ourselves to get our own hearts right and submissive before the High King of Heaven. What conflict are you facing right now? Is it a battle you are fighting in your own energy and power of the flesh or have you acknowledged that that the battle belongs to the Lord? We must not trust in chariots or horses or in our own might and power, we must place our confidence in God alone for the victory. Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE!

December 2017

“The Mighty Works of God” Part Two

Last message we only got through verse six of Psalm 19: In this Psalm of David we are introduced to God as Creator in His World and this week we are introduced to God as Redeemer in His Word. No one can come to faith with the revelation of creation and the Creator alone, we need to hear and respond in faith to the gospel of Jesus Christ through His eternal Word. In Psalm 19:8-14 the Psalmist unpacks the glory of the Word of God and of its many benefits to the reader and believer. We would do well to heed these great truths and bring it home to our lives as we Listen for LIFE!