In God’s Shelter I Will Trust (Psalm 2)

Why do the nations rant?    Why do the peoples rave uselessly?2 The earth’s rulers take their stand;    the leaders scheme together    against the Lord and    against his anointed one.3         “Come!” they say.        “We will tear off their ropes        and throw off their chains!”4 The one who rules in heaven laughs;    my Lord makes fun of them.5 But then God speaks to them angrily;    then he terrifies themContinue reading “In God’s Shelter I Will Trust (Psalm 2)”

Bear Fruit (Psalm 1)

When I began this series, my intention was, we would spend a year in Psalms. It dawned on me that to do that, It would be necessary to have a minimum of two posts for each psalm. So, with that in mind, I am backing up to Psalm 1 and adding a second post. MyContinue reading “Bear Fruit (Psalm 1)”

Prayers for a Precious Child of God

21 From there, Jesus went to the regions of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from those territories came out and shouted, “Show me mercy, Son of David. My daughter is suffering terribly from demon possession.” 23 But he didn’t respond to her at all. His disciples came and urged him, “Send her away; she keeps shoutingContinue reading “Prayers for a Precious Child of God”

Shielded (Psalm 5)

Psalm 5 For the music leader. For the flutes. A psalm of David. 5 Hear my words, Lord!    Consider my groans!2     Pay attention to the sound of my cries, my king and my God,        because I am praying to you!3 Lord, in the morning you hear my voice.    In the morning I lay it all out before you.    Then I wait expectantly.4 BecauseContinue reading “Shielded (Psalm 5)”

I Wait (Psalm 5)

A poem based on selected verses from Psalm 5 Hear my words, Lord!    Consider my groans!2     Pay attention to the sound of my cries, my king and my God,        because I am praying to you!3 Lord, in the morning you hear my voice.    In the morning I lay it all out before you.    Then I wait expectantly.4 Because you aren’t a God    whoContinue reading “I Wait (Psalm 5)”

Fish Stories

Sermon for 1/26/2020 5 One day Jesus was standing beside Lake Gennesaret when the crowd pressed in around him to hear God’s word. 2 Jesus saw two boats sitting by the lake. The fishermen had gone ashore and were washing their nets. 3 Jesus boarded one of the boats, the one that belonged to Simon, then asked himContinue reading “Fish Stories”

Enter the House (Psalm 5)

Psalm 5 For the music leader. For the flutes. A psalm of David. 5 Hear my words, Lord!    Consider my groans!2     Pay attention to the sound of my cries, my king and my God,        because I am praying to you!3 Lord, in the morning you hear my voice.    In the morning I lay it all out before you.    Then I wait expectantly.4 BecauseContinue reading “Enter the House (Psalm 5)”

Sleep in Peace (Psalm 4)

Psalm 4 For the music leader. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David. 4 Answer me when I cry out, my righteous God!    Set me free from my troubles!        Have mercy on me!        Listen to my prayer! 2 How long, you people,    will my reputation be insulted?How long will you continue    to love what is worthless    and go after lies? Selah3 Know this: theContinue reading “Sleep in Peace (Psalm 4)”

Refuge in God, the Church (Psalm 2)

2 Why do the nations rant? Why do the peoples rave uselessly?2 The earth’s rulers take their stand; the leaders scheme together    against the Lord and against his anointed one.3         “Come!” they say. “We will tear off their ropes        and throw off their chains!”4 The one who rules in heaven laughs; my Lord makes fun of them.5 But then God speaks toContinue reading “Refuge in God, the Church (Psalm 2)”

Restored By God (Psalm 3)

Psalm 3 A psalm of David, when he fled from his son Absalom. 3 Lord, I have so many enemies!    So many are standing against me.2 So many are talking about me:    “Even God won’t help him.” Selah3 But you, Lord, are my shield!    You are my glory!    You are the one who restores me.4 I cry out loud to the Lord,    and heContinue reading “Restored By God (Psalm 3)”