Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 2,850 views
Psalm 4 is a confidence (Lament) Psalm describing the struggle of David. He boldly proclaims his blessing and confidence in the Lord while exhorting unbelievers to trust in the Lord. He proclaims of his peace and joy that is found in Yahweh.
A recording of the entire worship service. In Psalm 4, David prays to God about the trouble he is facing because of his enemies, then he turns to his enemies and speaks truth to the lies, telling them how to change, then turns once again to God to find his ultimate joy, peace, and security.
Savoring the Psalter
What is it that you have learned about your glorious, saving, reviving, refining, prayer-answering God? Then tell that to others who need to hear what He has done!
Romans: The Righteous Shall Live By Faith
Christians are at war with the world,the flesh and the devil. Satan enpowers the world to attack believers externally ,persecuting ,deceiving and seducing them. Internally, sinfulness frustrates the efforts of believers to serve God fully.
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 37 views
ISIS is forcing many Christians to flee from their homes in the Middle East, and many are still being persecuted where they are. During one conflict, Bashir Estephanos lost two of his brothers, but his response to the killings of his family by ISIS is astonishing. During an interview about the incident,…
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 36 views
Does your struggle seem like it won’t end? Does your heart ache all day? This is the same struggle that David had. We do not know exactly the cause of his struggle, but he agonized awaiting God to answer. God seemed far away to him. Yet, David turned to Yahweh for help. He declared, “Consider me”. In light of God’s Steadfast love (v. 5) David confidently awaiting God to answer is plea for help. Likewise, through Jesus Christ God loves us. God in his wisdom may allow us to wait for his answer. But he always will bring deliverance because of His steadfast love for us.
Flashback: Remembering the Work of the Cross
Intro Week 5 of 6 Series looking at what it means to “be a living sacrifice” as Paul lays out in Romans 12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship. Do not be conformed…
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 8 views
In this time of polarization in our country it seems as if our society is fracturing. There is more racial and political tension today than in recent history. Social media plays some part, allowing anyone to blog, post to Facebook, or Tweet. Few of us have avoided the name calling and insults that seems…
Frenemies At night my step-son Drew has been asking for stories. And after camp where my brother Jono was a counselor, he is asking for very specific stories. “DaddyMack, tell me a story about you and uncle Jono!” So I told him the story where I almost died falling out a treehouse… and Jono just laughed…
Jonathan Prater • Sermon • • 3 views
Matthew 5:38-48 contains so of the most difficult words of Jesus Christ. If you were to list the hardest teachings of Jesus to obey this would be towards the top- if not THE top of everyone’s list. Jesus instructs us to pray for and bless your enemies. Now, I want to unpack this idea for a little bit…
Josh Clink • Sermon • • 3 views
ME: Lust for More When people ask me for things with wrong motives I have adopted this simple line my mom use to say to me when I was a kid Nope, but thanks for asking! Mom can have this cookie before dinner Nope, but thanks for asking! Mom can you buy me this really expensive toy Nope, but thanks for…
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 3 views
Dawlat Abouna is a deacon in St. George's Church in Bagdad, Iraq. He comes from a family with a rich history of Christianity. Recently Mindy Belz asked him about their worship services. With so much turmoil in Iraq how is the church doing? His answer was both surprising and encouraging. “We have started…