Gracious, Merciful, Patient, Loving

On Monday, August 27th, 2018 in Sitting with the Psalms

We conclude our “Sitting with the Psalms” sermon series with a Psalm that is not as well known as many of the Psalms we’ve studied…and yet…one that has a profound and amazing reminder of who God is for us!  In the first seven verses, the Psalmist talks about extolling, praising and glorifying God, but He … Continued

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The Lord is My Keeper

On Sunday, August 19th, 2018 in Sitting with the Psalms

The Lord is My Keeper Psalm 121 is one of the most loved Psalms and mostly so for it’s opening verses “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” Those beautiful words give comfort and hope in any … Continued

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Sing a New Song

On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 in Sitting with the Psalms

One of the blessings in our culture is that we are inundated with the gift of music–it is everywhere and all the time. It is in the house, in the car, in the work-place, in the hallways, and on our phones. Music is not just part of our culture, it is at the core of … Continued

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God’s People

On Monday, July 30th, 2018 in Sitting with the Psalms

We call ourselves a lot of different things—Christians, Believers, Christ-followers, Disciples of Jesus, and the Church. All of those names are actually true and biblical, but there is one name that we don’t often use—God’s People. It’s repeated in Psalm 95 and elsewhere. It reminds us of an amazing truth—we belong to God!  We are … Continued

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Continual Praise

On Monday, July 23rd, 2018 in Sitting with the Psalms

When we think of worshiping our Lord and Savior, we think of coming to Gloria Dei to sing His praise, hear His Word and receive His Sacraments…and all of that is “worship” or “praise” to be sure. But today, we remember through the words of Psalm 34, that “praise” isn’t an event in our week…“praise” … Continued

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Blessed

On Monday, July 16th, 2018 in Sitting with the Psalms

When we think about our blessings, typically we go to things like family and house and career and other tangible, physical, earthly blessings.  And to be sure, those are blessings from the hand of God.  And yet, the greatest blessing we have is the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. We know that’s true, and … Continued

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Walking with God

On Monday, July 9th, 2018 in Sitting with the Psalms

Day after day we walk in a world that taxes, stresses, and generally drags us down. How wonderful then to have the truths from Psalm 23 in our lives.  It’s poetic. It’s beautiful. It’s much loved…but it is also true. Christians walk with God day after day, embracing the deep and enduring love-relationship with their … Continued

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Can Anyone Be Saved?

On Monday, July 2nd, 2018 in Sitting with the Psalms

When you read Psalm 15, you begin to wonder “If this is God’s expectation, will anyone be saved?”  The Psalmist tells us that the person who will dwell on God’s holy hill must be blameless. To which we say “no one can meet those qualifications.” Can anyone be saved? This week’s Psalm reminds us that … Continued

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God is with Us?

On Sunday, June 24th, 2018 in Sitting with the Psalms

  God is with us! Psalm 14 is especially important because the Psalmist reminds us that we are surrounded by people, day after day, who do not believe in God as we do. The Psalmist writes, “The fool says in his heart  ‘There is no God.’” We all know that we are surrounded by people … Continued

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God Cares About Me

On Sunday, June 17th, 2018 in Sitting with the Psalms

One of the more amazing truths about our God is that He actually cares about us when we are simple, minute creations of His Almighty hand! Now as a believer, you might ask, “Yeah..so?”  You see, for those of us that are long time Christians, we take this truth for granted. Of course God loves … Continued

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