July 28, 2013 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jul 28 at 06:01am

psalms // psalm 27

July 28, 2013 SERMON NOTES

Psalm 27:1-14

Traditional: Chris Causey

1. The Black Box of Faith

a. Many of us are unaware of the inner workings of Holy Confidence so we are unable to effectively grow in difficult times

b. Psalm 27 gives a look into the inner workings of Holy Confidence regardless of our circumstances

2. Holy Confidence: Snapshot of a Duck Swimming

a. Holy Confidence up top is because of the persistence of two practices underneath

i. Remembering God’s faithfulness in the past (Verses 1-6)

ii. Faithfulness to God in the present in spite of circumstances and emotions

1. Faithfulness in prayer

2. Faithfulness in obedience

b. These two practices allow us to practice a Holy Confidence regardless of the circumstances

3. Waiting in Holy Confidence

a. Waiting strips our allusion of control we have in our life but is an excellent incubator of faith

b. Holy Confidence in waiting isn’t dependent on the circumstances but on the Character of God

Contemporary: Doug Mize

1. Our Stronghold is NOT our “Stronghold to Victory.” He is our “Stronghold of Victory.”

2. Our Stronghold has proven His Faithfulness in days past. So, bring it to remembrance.”

3. Our Stronghold Deserves our #1 Worship Position…does he have it?

4. Our Stronghold is a Rescuer, and relates to our fear through Christ the Rescuer.

Modern: Jason Hodges

1. They Trust in God

2. They Long for God

What David Longed For

1. To be in God’s presence

2. To see God’s beauty

3. To inquire of Him

3. They Seek God’s Face

4. They Wait For Him

“Wait at his door with prayer; wait at his foot with humility; wait at his table with service; wait at his window with expectancy.” – Spurgeon

Pray and wait for His answer. Humble yourself before Him and He will exalt you. Serve Him with great joy. Wait for His arrival.

Refusing to wait

1. Shows a lack of trust

2. Shows an attempt to deliver yourself


1. Says, “God, I trust you.”

2. Says, “God, you are my deliverer.”

July 21, 2013 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jul 21 at 03:10am

psalms // psalm 23

July 21, 2013 SERMON NOTES

Psalm 23:1-6

1. The Shepherd guides us toward contentment (Psalm 23:1-3).

Four requirements for rest for sheep. (via Phillip Keller, A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23)

1) Free from fear.

2) Free from conflict.

3) Free from pests like flies or parasites.

4) Free from hunger.

VIDEO: Ray VanderLaan, green pastures.

2. The Shepherd guards us through danger (Psalm 23:4).

PICTURES of Tightrope Walker

3. The Dinner Host pursues us with His great love (Psalm 23:5-6).

July 14, 2013 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jul 14 at 06:04am

psalms // psalm 2

July 14, 2013 SERMON NOTES

Psalm 2:1-12

1. While fears are real, they are no more than empty threats (Psalms 2:1-3).

Acts 4:24-31

2. God establishes the reign of His Son for his people (Psalms 2:4-6). 

3. The Son’s authority causes us to see our fears differently (Psalms 2:7-9).

4. Our fears are calmed through obedience to the Son (Psalms 2:10-12).

July 7, 2013 Sermon Notes

Posted on Jul 07 at 05:10am

psalms // psalm 1

July 7, 2013 SERMON NOTES

Introduction to the Book of Psalms

Aim of the book of Psalms: The psalms are no longer just songs to be sung in worship or even heartfelt prayers with which we resonate emotionally in our own heart. Even more, they are a source of God’s word to us — a word that must be considered carefully and incorporated daily into the very fabric of our lives.

Gerald Wilson, NIV Application Commentary, Psalms, Vol. 1., 2002

Psalm 1:1-6

1. Different Allegiances (Psalm 1:1-2)

A. The allegiance of the ungodly: themselves.

A Warning:

i. Realize our own sinfulness. Just how narrow is the line that separates us from immersing ourselves in sinfulness

ii. Remember our godliness is a display of God’s grace to us and good news to others.

B. The allegiance of the godly: God’s Word: Deuteronomy 6:6-9

2. Different Results (Psalm 1:3-4)

A. Fruitful: Jeremiah 17:7-8

Gerald Wilson writes that it’s this Word of God that invites “God’s healing, revealing, confronting, forgiving love to penetrate the darkest corners of our secret places …”

B. Worthless

3. Different Endings (Psalm 1:5-6)

A. Eternal Separation from God and his community.

B. The security, joy and intimacy of God forever.