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   Gospel Depth to the Next Generation
   Psalm 78:1-8
Special Service,  September 29, 2017
 
If we are to reach the next generation(s) in South Africa (or anywhere for that matter), we must proclaim and teach the Gospel with doctrinal depth. The task is not simply finished at evangelism. The task of making disciples has just begun.

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   Prescription for Happiness
   Psalm 119:1-8
Sunday School,  September 25, 2016
 
Many people spend their lives searching for happiness, not realizing that it is not found in circumstances or possessions. Happiness and blessing can only be found in a proper relationship to the Lord and His word.

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   God Forgives Sinners
   Psalm 130
Sunday Morning Service,  June 19, 2016
 
Did you know that God forgives? The Psalmist examines this an other truths in Psalm 130.

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   Resting in God's Care
   Psalm 23
Sunday Morning Service,  March 13, 2016
 
Psalm 23 is one of the most familiar and well-loved passages of Scripture.  In it we read of God being a wonderful Shepherd and Benefactor to his people. Yet, if we are honest, we still look to ourselves to fix our own problems and calm our own fears.  And so, worry and frustration crowds our souls when we look to ourselves to provide for our own needs. Psalm 23 simply reveals that God alone is the Provider of your needs, so you must completely rest in His care.

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   My Hope Is in the Lord
   Psalm 46
Sunday Morning Service,  June 21, 2015
 
Genuine, unshaken confidence occurs not when we place our hope in God and something else or someone else, but when we hope in God alone. That’s the message of Psalm 46, encouraging us to cling to God alone as our refuge and strength.

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   The Quieted Soul
   Psalm 131
Sunday Morning Service,  May 10, 2015
 
When the psalmist desires to paint a picture of the child of God at peace, he likens the soul to a weaned child, resting in complete contentment with his mother. In this psalm, God is calling us to lay aside our arrogant spirit and restless ambitions, and to repose with absolute confidence in him.

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   Forgetting to Be Thankful
   Psalm 103:1-13
Sunday Morning Service,  November 23, 2014
 
We will officially celebrate Thanksgiving in America Thursday, but how many people will truly remember to be thankful to God. Turkey, family and Black Friday will cause many to forget what Thanksgiving is all about. Yet thankfulness is much the pulse of the Christian life, a sign of spiritual health. Psalm 103 is totally an expression of praise and thankfulness moving from personal praise (1-5) to grace and mercy abounding (6-18) and closing with a doxology of praise (19-22). Without making any requests, the psalmist praises God for five wonderful blessings.

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   The Fearful Presence of the Lord
   Psalm 114
Sunday Morning Service,  September 7, 2014
 
In Psalm 114 the author calls upon God’s people to stand in utter awe at God’s mighty power and control; not by calling his people themselves to amazement, but by calling upon the earth to tremble at his presence. True praise to God from his people happens when we acknowledge who he is and respond with a “glad fear” that is appropriate for the God of glory who loves us.

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   Who Is Like the Lord? - Part 2
   Psalm 113
Sunday Morning Service,  August 31, 2014
 
This first of the “Egyptian Hallel” or Praise Psalms confronts us with a profound question: “Who is like the Lord our God?” (v. 5). In other words, this psalm calls us to praise the Lord because there is no answer for that question. Our God is incomparable. This psalm celebrates why God is incomparable, and instructs us how we should approach him.

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   Who Is Like the Lord? - Part 1
   Psalm 113
Sunday Morning Service,  August 24, 2014
 
This first of the “Egyptian Hallel” or Praise Psalms confronts us with a profound question: “Who is like the Lord our God?” (v. 5). In other words, this psalm calls us to praise the Lord because there is no answer for that question. Our God is incomparable. This psalm celebrates why God is incomparable, and instructs us how we should approach him.

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   Thankfulness Worthy of God
   Psalm 116
Sunday Morning Service,  August 17, 2014
 
You may have once said, “Words cannot express my appreciation.” Or, “This gift is only a token of my thankfulness.” Sometimes what we are able to say or give cannot possibly match the sheer gratitude we feel. This is the author’s dilemma in Psalm 116: “What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me?” For how can our feeble gifts to God ever be worthy of his profound blessings to us? Yet, as the psalm unfolds we learn that our expressions of thanks to God are appropriate when they are marked by at least three qualities which come from the heart.

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   A Contrast of Shepherds – Part 3
   John 9 - 10; Ezekiel 34; Psalm 23
Sunday School,  August 10, 2014
A significant backdrop for John 9 and 10 is found in Ezekiel 34. There the prophet declares judgment against the wicked shepherds (leaders) of Israel who neglect and take advantage of the flock (God’s people). God promises that he himself will one day come to lead and care for his sheep. In John 9, Jesus, acting as the Good Shepherd, heals, seeks, and cares for one of his sheep, while the religious leaders abuse him and excommunicate him. In John 10, Jesus makes his identity as the Good Shepherd explicit, again in contrast with the wicked shepherds who would not receive him. These two chapters help us to understand the profound care our Good Shepherd offers us as his sheep, and challenge us to follow him as we should.

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   A Contrast of Shepherds – Part 2
   John 9 - 10; Ezekiel 34; Psalm 23
Sunday School,  August 3, 2014
A significant backdrop for John 9 and 10 is found in Ezekiel 34. There the prophet declares judgment against the wicked shepherds (leaders) of Israel who neglect and take advantage of the flock (God’s people). God promises that he himself will one day come to lead and care for his sheep. In John 9, Jesus, acting as the Good Shepherd, heals, seeks, and cares for one of his sheep, while the religious leaders abuse him and excommunicate him. In John 10, Jesus makes his identity as the Good Shepherd explicit, again in contrast with the wicked shepherds who would not receive him. These two chapters help us to understand the profound care our Good Shepherd offers us as his sheep, and challenge us to follow him as we should.

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   A Contrast of Shepherds – Part 1
   John 9 - 10; Ezekiel 34; Psalm 23
Sunday School,  July 27, 2014
A significant backdrop for John 9 and 10 is found in Ezekiel 34. There the prophet declares judgment against the wicked shepherds (leaders) of Israel who neglect and take advantage of the flock (God’s people). God promises that he himself will one day come to lead and care for his sheep. In John 9, Jesus, acting as the Good Shepherd, heals, seeks, and cares for one of his sheep, while the religious leaders abuse him and excommunicate him. In John 10, Jesus makes his identity as the Good Shepherd explicit, again in contrast with the wicked shepherds who would not receive him. These two chapters help us to understand the profound care our Good Shepherd offers us as his sheep, and challenge us to follow him as we should.

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   Defining Worship: Knowing God
   Psalm 29; Hebrews 12:28
Sunday Afternoon Service,  June 8, 2014
If we are going to think with discernment about worship, then we must first determine what worship is. The worship of God’s people is illustrated for us in Psalm 29, at the very juncture where the worshipers cry, “Glory!” Yet we can worship as this psalm suggests only when we meet two qualifications that are implied in the definition of worship: first, we must know the God whom we worship.

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   The Shining Face of God in Scripture
   Psalm 119:135
Sunday Afternoon Service,  June 2, 2013
 
The Psalmist declares his desperate need for God to give him spiritual understanding. God's grace is necessary for us to have a spiritual understand of the Bible. And if this is necessary, believers should pray for God to give spiritual understanding when they read the Scripture.

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   Cleansing the Conscience
   1 Timothy 1:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11:30-31; 1 John 1:9; Philippians 4:8; Psalm 119:11
Wednesday Evening Service,  October 31, 2012
Once a person is given over to an evil conscience, can he again be turned back to having a good conscience? That is the question before us in this session. It can be done but few individuals accomplish it because the one with the evil conscience must truly want his conscience cleansed. An unsaved person can have his conscience cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ by faith in Christ (Hebrews 9:14; 10:22; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 2:8-9). A backslidden believer must repent of his sin and totally yield his life to the control of the Holy Spirit of God who indwells him if he is truly born again (Ephesians 5:18; John 16:13). The Spirit of God will guide the believer into the truths of God’s Word. It is the Word of God that cleanses the person’s evil conscience (Psalm 119:11; Ephesians 5:26; Titus 3:5).

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   Psalm Two
   Psalm 2
Sunday Morning Service,  October 28, 2012
 
We Christians living in America are growing increasingly discouraged with the overall downward spiral of the moral values of our country. We need to understand what is going on from a biblical viewpoint. Psalm 2 provides God's perspective on what's going on and where things are heading.

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   Hope for Hurting Parents
   Proverbs 22:6; Psalm 127:4; Deuteronomy 6:1-7; Matthew 22:37-39; Jeremiah 17:5-8
Wednesday Evening Service,  October 3, 2012
 
Godly parents will allow the trials and sin of their children help them to see their own sin more clearly. They must understand that God helps those who humble themselves. The goal of parenting must never be to win the battle between you and your children, but instead to glorify God – even in the midst of the trials. Parents must keep their focus on God and not the trials or their feelings. All parenting trials to drive you to desperate, fervent prayer.

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   The Place of Prayer in the Christian Life and in the Church
   Jeremiah 33:3; Psalm 109:21, 22; Hebrews 11:6
Sunday School,  August 12, 2012
Prayer is one of the greatest privileges given to God’s people, that of being able to commune with God. It is the conscious experience of humbly coming face to face with God, communicating with Him and declaring our dependence on Him. This is a two part series. Today we will be looking at prayer in the broad perspective for all believers and then narrow it down in the second part to the local church in prayer.

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   Biblical Revival – Part 2
   Nehemiah 8; Psalm 85:6; Matthew 5:3-4; Ephesians 3:14-21
Wednesday Evening Service,  August 8, 2012
Revival is only for those who belong to God by faith in Christ Jesus. Unsaved people cannot be revived for they are dead in trespasses and sins. New life implies that life already exists. Some of the indications that revival is taking place are: 1) A desire to hear from God, 2) Full attention to God's Word regardless of the length of time, 3) Respect and reverence for God's Word, 4) Agreement with God, 5) A response of humility and genuine worship, 6) Seeing ourselves as God sees us, 7) Obedience to God's Word and 8) Strength that comes our of the joy of the LORD.

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   The Music of the Spheres
   Psalm 19; Romans 1
Sunday School,  July 15, 2012
 
All we see is evidence of what we cannot see. But evidence alone is not truth. It is the interpretation of the evidence that leads to truth. Many people look at the sky and conclude different things, but Psalm 19 interprets, "The heavens are telling the glory of God." We will explore this distinction between evidence and interpretation through three important observations: (1) We must depend upon the Word of God to interpret the evidence we see in the physical world; (2) We must exercise wisdom when interpreting the evidence; and (3) We are fully assured that God has given to us the true interpretation in his faithful Word.

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   Biblical Revival
   Psalm 85:6; Acts 3:19; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Isaiah 57:15; Romans 13:10-14; Habbakuk 3:2
Wednesday Evening Service,  July 11, 2012
There is much confusion and mixed feelings regarding the word revival. Few Christians really know what it is and the many more believers have never truly experienced it. The term revival is used by many churches for an evangelistic emphasis instead of genuine revival. Revival is not something that a church can decide to have. It cannot come without a sensitivity to sin and God's people dying to self so that Jesus might truly be Lord in their lives.

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   Three Exceptional Nations
   Psalm 33:12
Sunday Morning Service,  May 27, 2012
 
When God raises up a nation for His purposes, they become exceptional by His blessing. Exceptionalism is not based upon who they are, but their willingness to make Jehovah their only God.

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   Philemon - Inductive Study 2
   John 5:39, 46, Romans 12:3, Psalm 1, Philemon
Sunday School,  November 20, 2011
Today, we are beginning where we left off last week in our observing and learning all we can about the Apostle Paul in the book of Philemon. I will do a summary statement at the end and we will then go right into the second lesson, where eventually, we will begin to observe and learn all we can about the person, Philemon from the text.

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   Praise Him All Nations
   Psalm 117
Sunday Morning Service,  August 7, 2011
 
Psalm 117 commands the nations to praise God. What has God done for the nations that could cause them to exalt His name. Tracing this theme of praise through several passages, we come to see that the reason for praise is found in God's salvation manifested through the Person and work of Jesus Christ.

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   Song of the Soul at Rest
   Psalm 131
Sunday Afternoon Service,  June 5, 2011
 
So often our busyness and rushing to and fro masks a disquieted heart. In this psalm, however, David’s hope in the Lord causes him to rest, secure and satisfied, in God. Our activities and responsibilities and devotion in the will of God can be overshadowed by this attitude of rest, as a testimony to God’s salvation and grace, if we learn the essence of the faith which gives us hope.

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   Sensationalism Versus Substance - Part 3
   Daniel 9:24-27; Acts 1:6-8; Isaiah 2:1-4; 11-12; 2 Kings 21, 23; Psalm 74; Lamentations 3; Revelation 20:1-4
Wednesday Evening Service,  June 1, 2011
Putting together a timeline of end time events is sometimes like doing a jigsaw puzzle. People’s puzzles that they construct sometimes differ from one another, sometimes because a person doesn’t have all of the right pieces, or because he is using different pieces, or because there is disagreement about what the picture should look like in the end. In this session we will finish our introduction to Eschatology by considering the issue of ‘biblical hermeneutics,’ or the science of putting together the biblical pieces to make the correct picture. Ultimately we must answer the question, are the biblical pieces present, and may they be arranged in an order sufficient to support a dispensational eschatology, i.e. a view of the end times in which God finishes His plan with the nation of Israel?

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   The Giving of God’s People
   Romans 8:23; Psalm 116:12-19; 2 Corinthians 8-9
Sunday Morning Service,  January 23, 2011
 
One of the greatest blessings of the church comes when God’s people give of their resources for the benefit of the Lord’s work and his people in need. This morning we will see how the Bible sets forth the idea of Christian giving as we recognize three important truths.

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   The Lord's Table as Worship
   Psalm 41:13; Revelation 1:7; 7:12; 1 Corinthians 10:14-21; 11:17-34
Sunday School,  August 29, 2010
In this session, which brings us near the end of our series, we will take a look at two topics: the subject of "the amen" in worship, and the significance of the Lord's Table. The "amen" is traditional language in biblical worship by which we affirm and commit ourselves to what God has said. Likewise, when we gather around the Lord's Table, we are at once remembering what Christ has done for us in His cross work as well as affirming that work by our identification with Him and with each other.

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   The Didache and the Early Church
   Psalm 1
Wednesday Evening Service,  June 30, 2010
When we read “The Teachings of the Twelve Apostles,” or the Didache, we are reading what is probably the oldest writing in the church outside of the NT documents themselves. The Didache is an unpretentious collection of (1) doctrines for new believers that they must affirm subsequent to their baptism into the church, (2) instructions concerning baptism, fasting, and the Lord’s Table, (3) general church policies, and (4) a brief section on the end times. This fascinating document allows us to glimpse what was important to the early church and to see how the church originally interpreted and applied apostolic teaching. In this session we will look at the Didache in general, its contents, and teachings of special interest.

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   Philosophy of Worship in the Church – Part 2
   Psalm 29
Sunday School,  May 16, 2010
As a believer, Christian worship is something that takes place in our heart, an expression of our affections as they are evoked when we encounter the True and Living God. This definition raises two significant questions which inform our worship.

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   Philosophy of Worship in the Church – Part 1
   Psalm 29
Sunday School,  May 9, 2010
The state of your heart is at the center of real worship. That means you must examine your heart, and order your heart, and prepare your heart in order that you may worship God rightly. This is true for at least two reasons.

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   Praying Ourselves from Despair to Faith
   Psalm 13
Sunday Morning Service,  October 18, 2009
 
Much to our surprise, we go through times as Christians in which we feel that God has abandoned us and will not listen to us. David teaches us in this psalm how to anchor our souls on God's loyal love and move from despair to faith.

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   Praise Hymns
   Psalm 33
Sunday School,  April 19, 2009
We have noted that the Psalms teach us how to worship God. The climax of worship is praise. It is interesting to note that the further we get in the book of Psalms, the more dominant the category of praise hymns becomes. All the other categories have been moving us in this direction. Thus, it is fitting to end our study looking at praise, which is the ultimate purpose for which we were created.

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   Behold Your King!
   Psalm 68; Ephesians 4:7-10
Sunday Morning Service,  April 12, 2009
Using the royal imagery of Psalm 68, Paul proclaims the victory of Christ, risen and ascended, as the conquering King. Let us rejoice and exalt the Lord this Resurrection Day as we behold Jesus Christ, our living, triumphant, coming King.

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   The Royal Psalms
   Psalm 22
Sunday School,  March 29, 2009
When we studied the imprecatory psalms, we noted that they are difficult to deal with because we tend to be troubled by their content. With the royal psalms, the difficulty comes in understanding their relevance to us as New Testament Christians. After all, we are not kings sitting on thrones. However, we will soon see that these royal psalms have the closest possible relevance to our lives.

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   Psalms of Ascent
   Psalms 120-134
Sunday School,  March 22, 2009
Why are Psalms 120-134 called the Psalms of Ascent? Are there themes throughout the Psalms that encourage the pilgrims to worship God? How can we apply these to our lives as sojourners in this world?

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   The Egyptian Hallel Psalms
   Psalms 113-118
Sunday School,  March 8, 2009
Psalms 113-118, sung by the Jews at their Passover celebration, call us to praise God for His steadfast love. Set in the historical context of the Hebrew exodus, this collection of psalms points ultimately to the perfect representation of God's faithfulness, Jesus Christ, God's passover lamb.

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   Plead My Cause, O Lord
   Psalm 35
Sunday School,  March 1, 2009
This lesson is a progressive look at the doom of the unsaved. How does David's imprecatory psalm relate to our concern for the lost?

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   Overcoming Fear by Understanding and Wisdom
   Psalm 49
Sunday School,  February 8, 2009
The Psalmist overcame his fear of the ungodly by meditating on God's wisdom and thereby solving the perplexing problem that caused the fear.

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   Psalm 51, A Penitential Psalm
   Psalm 51, 2 Samuel 11:1-12 :14, Numbers 19
Sunday School,  January 25, 2009
This lesson examines the broken and contrite heart of David to see the aspects of one who is truly penitent. Viewing the psalm from several differing perspectives leads us to consider our response to our own sin and the sins of others.

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   Penitential Psalms
   Psalm 32
Sunday School,  January 11, 2009
Some people believe that Old Testament saints were saved by keeping the Law while New Testament believers are saved by faith. Paul uses Psalm 32, however, to prove that justification by faith alone is an Old and New Testament concept. This psalm teaches us about both justification and about the need of believers to continually confess sin.

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   The Almighty God Is Mightier than All the Mighty
   Psalm 110
Sunday Morning Service,  December 28, 2008
 
This messianic Psalm presents Christ as both king and priest.

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   God Keeps His Promises
   Psalm 89
Sunday School,  December 28, 2008
We can trust in God because He always keeps His promises.

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   The Perfect Human Being
   Psalm 2:5-9, 14-15
Sunday Morning Service,  December 21, 2008
 
Last week, we celebrated three marvelous privileges that mark the uniqueness of being human. This morning, we consider the Lord Jesus as the perfect human being, who entered our humanity that he might die as our representative. In Jesus, we see the wonderful qualities of the human creation fully exalted.

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   Being Human
   Psalm 8
Sunday Morning Service,  December 14, 2008
 
In this psalm, wrapped in the wonder of God’s creation, David marvels at what it means to be human. But we consider the Lord Jesus, who became a human being, the perfect Adam, that He might give his life for Adam’s race. As humans, we have at least three marvelous privileges which Jesus came to share with us.

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   Thanksgiving to God for His Lovingkindness
   Psalm 107
Sunday School,  November 30, 2008
Psalm 107 is one of the thanksgiving Psalms in which God's lovingkindness is emphasized using four stanzas like a hymn. In each one the Psalmist details the distress, desperation, deliverance, and doxology for God's mercy.

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   Evening of Tears, Morning of Joy
   Psalm 30
Sunday Morning Service,  October 26, 2008
 
The establishment of David’s house was the sign that God had finally brought him through a time of great turmoil, fulfilling the promises He had made to him. When we read this psalm of dedication, we realize that the rest David was given by God allowed him to put his time of heartache into larger perspective. For God’s people, there may be weeping in the night, but always joy in the morning.

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   Worshiping God in Times of Distress
   Psalm 55
Sunday School,  October 19, 2008
The book of Psalms teaches us how to worship God. But how do we worship when we are in distress and faced with intense fear, sorrow, or depression? The supplication psalms teach us how to worship in the midst of our deepest struggles.

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   The Anatomy of a Psalm: Lessons from Psalm 3
   Psalm 3
Sunday School,  October 12, 2008
David cries out in desperation, declares His dependence on God an rejoices in God's deliverance. In the midst of great heartache, (betrayal by his son and closest friends) David is still able to be at peace because of His reliance on God's character.

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   God's Control over Men and Nations
   Psalm 2
Sunday School,  October 5, 2008
The attempts of wicked men to throw off the restraints of God and wrest control from Him causes God no concern. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh.

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   The Psalm of the Two Ways
   Psalm 1
Sunday School,  September 28, 2008
This psalm is a microcosm of the whole Scripture. It promises blessing to the man who obeys God and condemnation to the man who disobeys.

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   Exploring the Psalms: Gearing Up for the Journey
   Psalms
Sunday School,  September 21, 2008
This morning we begin a study entitled, "Exploring the Psalms." Our purpose is not to analyze the Psalms critically, as if we stand over them with a microscope, but to endeavor to enlarge our understanding of this "hymnbook of Israel," that we may know God as its authors did. In this introduction, we will discover some necessary equipment, certain items of knowledge, that will help us on our journey as we explore the Psalms.

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   The Foundation of a Christian Worldview
   Psalm 19; various texts
Sunday School,  February 3, 2008
 
The heart desire of every Christian is to bring the Bible to bear on every issue of life. We desire to connect the Scriptures with where we live and process life biblically. The ability to do that begins with answering fundamental questions about the Bible’s reliability. In this lesson, Richard Winston seeks to answer two major questions: “How do I know that the Bible is the Word of God?” and “How do I know that I have the Bible?”

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   Numbers: A Book about Restoration
   Psalm 90; Numbers
Sunday Afternoon Service,  December 16, 2007
The stories of failure recounted by Numbers can be discouraging. Israel’s transgression of the covenant in light of many covenant mercies causes us to scratch our heads and wonder what went wrong. However, there is more to the book than just death and discipline. In fact, the book culminates with several evidences that God has restored His people and reinstituted the covenant with them. The theme of Numbers is God’s restoration of His covenant people. The sermon concludes with applications for our lives today.

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   The Lord Our Confidence - Part 1
   Psalm 46
Sunday Afternoon Service,  September 23, 2007
 
True confidence that is unshaken is not in God and something else or someone else; true confidence is in God alone. The writers of this psalm encourage God's people to cling to God alone as their refuge and strength.

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   The Absolute Goodness of God
   Psalm 107:1-32
Sunday Afternoon Service,  August 12, 2007
 
Is God really a good God? The Psalmist is convinced that He is and presents four word pictures to assure the reader. The proper response in each section: O that men would praise the Lord for His goodness.

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   Returning to God
   Psalm 61
Sunday Morning Service,  July 29, 2007
 
Do you ever feel far away from God, as if, somehow, the closeness you once enjoyed with Him has evaporated, leaving a sense of emptiness or apprehension? In this psalm, David expresses a deep yearning to return to a place of fellowship with God. His confession in these brief verses is like a beacon of hope, helping us to find our way back to that closeness with God we desire to know.

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   God's Greatness and Goodness
   Psalm 19
Sunday Afternoon Service,  June 24, 2007
 
The Psalmist declares the glory of God through the heavens and the goodness of God through His Word. His response to this knowledge is not pride, but a petition to God found in verse fourteen.

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   Genesis: A Book about God
   Psalm 47; Genesis
Sunday Evening Service,  June 10, 2007
Genesis is a magnificent book that reveals God in the fullness of His attributes. God is the chief subject of this grand book, especially His sovereignty, grace, and goodness. In this message, Richard Winston explores these attributes as they are revealed through the timeless events of the book of Genesis.

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   Introduction to the Pentateuch
   Psalm 105
Sunday Evening Service,  May 27, 2007
What value does the Pentateuch have for NT Christians? In this introduction to a survey series on the first five books of the Bible, Richard Winston demonstrates that the Pentateuch is rich in value for all Christians because it inspires us to glorify God for His faithfulness, mercy, and grace, it teaches us how to worship, and it heightens our anticipation for the coming of Christ. Issues such as the basic content of the Pentateuch and why these books were written at all are dealt with in the introduction.

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   The Exaltation of Zion
   Psalm 87
Sunday Afternoon Service,  May 6, 2007
 
Psalm Eighty-Seven begins and ends with praise for Jerusalem, know as "Zion," the city of God. It is through Zion that God has manifested His presence and through Zion that God will bring salvation to the entire earth. This wonderful aspect of God's salvation encourages us to love God and to rejoice in His grace and mercy.

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   Serve with Gladness
   Psalm 100
Sunday Evening Service,  February 11, 2007
 
Yes, we serve the Lord, but with what spirit, what attitude ? and how do we show how we serve. Psalm 100 teaches us to serve with gladness. How does this attitude of gladness work out in our actions?

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   Psalm 112
   Psalm 112
Sunday School,  January 14, 2007
 


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   Fear Not
   Psalm 46
Sunday Evening Service,  December 24, 2006
 


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   Psalm 73
   Psalm 73
Sunday School,  July 23, 2006
 


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   Psalm 63
   Psalm 63
Sunday Morning Service,  July 16, 2006
 


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   Our Awe-Inspiring God
   Psalm 29
Sunday Morning Service,  May 28, 2006
 
In this psalm, a violent storm leaves David standing in awe of the power and majesty of God. Only when we are overwhelmed with God can we respond to Him appropriately, as God's people do in this text. When we are awe-struck by the Person and Work of God, we are led to three things.

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   The Blessedness of Loving God's Word
   Psalm 119:97-105
Sunday Morning Service,  April 23, 2006
 
This stanza of Psalm 119 is an interlude to magnify the Psalmist's love for the Word of God. In fact, it is his vast love for God's Word that produces in him three spiritual blessings that can be ours also if we will love as he loves.

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   Who is Like the Lord? - Part 2
   Psalm 113
Sunday Morning Service,  December 4, 2005
 
The first stanza of this psalm is a magnificent call to praise the name of the LORD. The remaining two stanzas offer the reasons why the LORD's servants should praise Him, showing that He indeed is the one God among whom there is no other who can compare.

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   Who is Like the Lord? - Part 1
   Psalm 113
Sunday Morning Service,  November 27, 2005
 
This magnificent psalm calls us to praise the Lord because there is no one else like Him in all the universe. In the first stanza, verses 1-3, we see this call to praise the Lord. We can unpack the wonderful truth of this call by asking three central questions.

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   Thanks-giving Worthy of God
   Psalm 116
Sunday Morning Service,  November 20, 2005
 
Is genuine thanks-giving part of your everyday Christian walk, or has your praise to God become mundane or even absent? The writer of this psalm is overcome with sincere gratitude toward God. His thanks-giving teaches us what it means to give to God the kind of gratitude that is worthy of Him, because it is marked by three heartfelt qualities.

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