Sunday sermon for 13 December – Psalm 10 – Where to look in trouble part 2

This is the next message in the book of Psalms and follows on from last Sunday’s message. We see the raw honesty of David’s cry to God and how this cry resolves in prayer and confidence. As usual the video is recorded ahead of our Sunday service for those who are unable to attend. The … More Sunday sermon for 13 December – Psalm 10 – Where to look in trouble part 2

Sunday sermon for 6 December 2020 – Psalm 9 – Where to look in trouble part 1 –

Today’s sermon, from Psalm 9, looks at how David focuses on the Lord’s wonderful deeds and who He is. It is from this foundation that David prays for God’s grace and deliverance. The video (recorded yesterday) is below, followed by the notes that go to those without internet. Last time Psalm 8 encouraged us to … More Sunday sermon for 6 December 2020 – Psalm 9 – Where to look in trouble part 1 –

Sunday sermon – Psalms series message 11 – Psalm 8 – How majestic is Your name (22 November 2020)

Here is the recording and notes for today’s sermon that I shared with my church, Lansdowne Evangelical Free Church. I will not be posting much (if anything) for the next week as I am taking some time off to recharge, but I will be back to posting devotionals and other things on 30 November. May … More Sunday sermon – Psalms series message 11 – Psalm 8 – How majestic is Your name (22 November 2020)

Sunday sermon – Psalms series message 10 – Psalm 7 – Justice (15 November 2020)

For yesterday’s message, I returned to the book of psalms. Psalm 7 is a cry for justice. I was struck about how in the West, we can easily dismiss these psalms and others (especially the imprecatory psalms) as somehow un-Christian. In many nations, where the rule of law is respected, there are legitimate ways of … More Sunday sermon – Psalms series message 10 – Psalm 7 – Justice (15 November 2020)

Psalms series message 9 – Psalm 6 – Fear, favour and faith – 11 October 2020

I have not posted any sermons now for a few weeks and so am a little behind. I will try and catch up over the next few days! This message was preached three weeks ago, on 11 October, and is the next in the series on the psalms. Once again, we see the honesty of … More Psalms series message 9 – Psalm 6 – Fear, favour and faith – 11 October 2020

Psalms series message 8: Psalm 5v8-12 – Why and how we pray in a broken world – straight paths – 4 October 2020

This is the second part of the message on Psalm 5. I found this part of the psalm especially challenging as David prayed, not simply for safety but for godliness. The video is below, followed by the notes distributed to those without internet. Introduction We’re picking up from where we finished last week. The first … More Psalms series message 8: Psalm 5v8-12 – Why and how we pray in a broken world – straight paths – 4 October 2020

Psalms series message 7 – Psalm 5v1-7 – How we pray in a broken world – 27 September 2020

It had been my original plan to preach one sermon on Psalm 5, but the message would have been well over an hour. So, this is part 1. As usual, I have reproduced the notes that have been sent out to those without internet. Here, first, is the video. Introduction The psalms contain prayers that … More Psalms series message 7 – Psalm 5v1-7 – How we pray in a broken world – 27 September 2020

Psalms series message 6 – Psalm 4 – Security and satisfaction (13 September 2020)

Psalm 4 Today’s message continues the series on the Book of Psalms. The video message is below (there may be some parts where the audio is out of sync – I had some problems getting the technology to work this week). As usual, the notes underneath are those prepared for church members who are unable … More Psalms series message 6 – Psalm 4 – Security and satisfaction (13 September 2020)

Psalms series message 5 – Psalm 3 – Resting through trouble (6 September 2020)

The psalms are so rich that my plan to cover two psalms this week has failed. So, it is just Psalm 3. We see David, God’s chosen king (who was the partial fulfilment of Psalm 2), in great trouble and yet still trusting the Lord. The video is below, followed by the notes that I … More Psalms series message 5 – Psalm 3 – Resting through trouble (6 September 2020)

Psalms series message 4 – Psalm 2 – The King and the world (30 August 2020)

Psalm 2 brings a challenge to a world that wants to live independent of the Living God and His chosen King. It also brings comfort to those who have taken refuge in the Son (verse 12) as to who is on the throne. At the same time, it is a call to the church, who … More Psalms series message 4 – Psalm 2 – The King and the world (30 August 2020)