Category Archives: Psalms

Psalm 67 Bless You (Vertical Habits – Benediction)

What is a blessing?  A woman sneezes in public and what does the stranger say?  God bless you.  An Irishman headed out on a trip hears these words, “May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be … Continue reading

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Psalm 42 Asking WHY? (Vertical Habits – Lament)

We don’t often talk about the harder side of the faith life – those times when we don’t understand what God is doing or when our life is hard and we cry out in despair.  We don’t often talk about … Continue reading

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Psalm 119:65-72 I’m Listening (Illumination)

A Prayer for Illumination From the liturgy of John Chrysostom, 4th century: Shine within our hearts, loving Master, the pure light of Your divine knowledge, and open the eyes of our minds that we may comprehend the message of your … Continue reading

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Ps 136 Saying Thank You!

As we continue in our series on the vertical habits worship, we come to the words “Thank You.”  Like the other worship habits we have covered so far, we have assigned simple English that fits to the words many parents … Continue reading

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Psalm 32 Saying I’m Sorry (Confession)

A 6-year-old child refuses to apologize for hurting his sibling.  A 10-year-old girl refuses to say she is sorry for torturing her brother.  Instead of admitting the wrong he or she has committed, each one justifies it, tries to ignore … Continue reading

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Psalm 111 Saying I Love You to God

Today we are starting a new series entitled the Vertical Habits that will take us until Lent. Simply stated: Vertical Habits are a way of describing the various ways Christians relate to God.  They are relational words, much like the … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 Christ is my Shepherd

Psalm 23 is one of the most beloved pieces of poetry in all of Scripture, but mostly we read it as a piece of poetry to aid us when times are tough – after funerals, during great trials like a … Continue reading

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Psalm 49 & HC 13-17 Our need for divine redemption

Sermon Outline: Wisdom for the entire World Wealth and material things can secure your life Trusting in material things brings death Who can redeem our lives? Jesus [Can we get a trumpet to be blown before I start.]  Hear ye! … Continue reading

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The Community with a story of Faithfulness – Psalm 78:1-8 & Deut 6:4-7

An anniversary is the celebration of an event that took place in the past and which a person or group of people desire to remember.  Sometimes they are sad events like Pearl Harbor, but normally the event we want to … Continue reading

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The Who, Why and How of worship from Psalm 96

Who is worship all about? There might have been a point in history when this question could have been answered quickly and easily.  Every person would have known the answer, but in recent history, the answer to this question seems … Continue reading

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