Sermon Series
  • 1. The Happy Path

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Exposition of Psalm 1 about the two paths that lie before us

    Text: Psalm 1:1-6, Title: The Happy Path, Date/Place: NRBC, 11/16/08, AM A. Opening illustration: At a wedding we were attending, my granddaughter Melissa asked, "Why is a bride always dressed in white?" "Because white represents happiness and today is the happiest day of her life," I replied. more

  • 2. Ragin' Nations

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Exposition of Psalm 2 regarding the rebellious heart of men against God and His Christ

    Text: Psalm 2:1-12, Title: Ragin’ Nations, Date/Place: NRBC, 11/23/08, AM A. Opening illustration: We want, in fact, not so much a Father in heaven as a grandfather in heaven--a senile benevolence who, as they say, "liked to see young people enjoying themselves" and whose plan for the universe was more

  • 3. Peace In The Face Of Death

    Contributed on Nov 26, 2008

    Exposition of Psalm 3:1-8 about David fleeing from Absalom, and turning to the Lifter of his head

    Text: Psalm 3:1-8, Title: Peace in the Face of Death, Date/Place: NRBC, 11/30/08, AM A. Opening illustration: story of Polycarp and his facing death B. Background to passage: This is the first psalm attributed to David in the Psalter. But more than that, it is one with a circumstance, which more

  • 4. Theological Pragmatism

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Exposition of Psalm 4 regarding the turning of people away from God because of some national tragedy

    Text: Psalm 4:1-8, Title: Theological Pragmatism, Date/Place: NRBC, 12/7/08, AM A. Opening illustration: the story of Jonah provides a great introduction to this text, not because they share time frame or characters, but because of theological pragmatism. Define. Remember when Jonah boarded a more

  • 5. Personal Worship

    Contributed on Dec 12, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    Exposition of Psalm 5 about David spending some time in the morning in worship of God

    Text: Psalm 5:1-12, Title: Personal Worship, Date/Place: NRBC, 12/14/08, AM A. Opening illustration: Tell about Lew’s comments about Jesus only making disciples of those who want to be discipled, A man walked up to a vending machine, put in a coin, pressed the buttons labeled, “coffee, double more

  • 6. From The Depths

    Contributed on Dec 23, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Exposition of Psalm 6 about pain in life and a divine remedy

    Text: Psalm 6:1-10, Title: From the Depths, Date/Place: NRBC, 12/21/08, AM A. Opening illustration: Some other story about pain, ask Francis if I can share the summary of her year in pain. B. Background to passage: Again we are not given a background, but a new notation about this song being more

  • 7. How To Handle Criticism

    Contributed on Dec 23, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    Exposition of Ps 7 about the words of Cush against David and his pleas for God to execute justice

    Text: Psalm 7:1-17, Title: How to Handle Criticism, Date/Place: NRBC, 12/28/08, AM A. Opening illustration: The church in Jacksonville and media criticism, Rick Warren and Ann Curry B. Background to passage: Concerning the works of Cush the Benjamite—Shimei and Sheba of Benjamin, 2 Sam 16:7-8, more

  • 8. Mixed Emotions

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    Exposition of Ps 27 regarding David's confidence in God, as well as his dependence on God

    Text: Psalm 27:1-14, Title: Mixed Emotions, Date/Place: NRBC, 11/14/10, AM A. Opening illustration: China 1984, Brother Yun had just been beaten, electrocuted, tortured, kicked, frozen, starved, and transported to the second prison of his first stent in the big house, and as he prepared for more

  • 9. No Collateral Damage

    Contributed on Nov 30, 2010

    Exposition of Psalm 28:1-9 regarding David's plea that the righteous not be drug away to judgment with the wicked.

    Text: Psalm 28:1-9, Title: No Collateral Damage, Date/Place: NRBC, 11/21/10, AM A. Opening illustration: Sept 11, 2001 will go down in history…many “good Christian people” died. B. Background to passage: David again writing, unknown situation, unknown time, but sharing his heart more

  • 10. The Thunder Rolls

    Contributed on Dec 20, 2010

    Exposition of Ps 29 about how David views God's power as a storm

    Text: Psalm 29:1-11, Title: The Thunder Rolls, Date/Place: NRBC, 12/5/10, AM A. Opening illustration: video ill, what words would you use to describe that? Story about the commentator’s son who did a back flip while watching the storm after a close bolt and a loud peel of more

  • 11. Does God Make Us Sick?

    Contributed on Dec 27, 2010

    Exposition of Ps 30:1-12 regarding David's experience of pride, sickness/humility, repentance, and worship

    Text: Psalm 30:1-12, Title: Does God Make Us Sick? , Date/Place: NRBC, 12/26/10, AM A. Opening illustration: story of the young woman from a Christian home in rebellion, B. Background to passage: some think that this psalm was written following the census incident, but we can’t be sure. more

  • 12. Bush University

    Contributed on Jan 4, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    Exposition of Psalm 31 regarding David's pattern for prayer in turbulent times

    Text: Psalm 31:1-24, Title: Bush University, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/2/11, AM A. Opening illustration: Billy Graham at Bush University, 1949 in CA B. Background to passage: “Context, context, context, I know that you have heard me say it before, but it is true. The context of this psalm makes more

  • 13. The Joys Of Spilling Your Guts

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2011

    Exposition of Ps 32 regarding confession of sin to God and others

    Text: Psalm 32, Title: The Joy of Spilling Your Guts, Date/Place: NRBC, 2/20/11, AM A. Opening illustration: Driver: Yeah, I’ll bet he told you I was speeding, too. Commentators two reasons for the absence of “confession” 1) Independence and privacy 2) Perfectionism and guilt more

  • 14. More Than A Suggestion

    Contributed on Feb 28, 2011

    Exposition of Psalms 33 regarding reasons for us to praise the Lord.

    Text: Psalm 33:1-12, Title: More Than a Suggestion, Date/Place: NRBC, 2/28/11, AM 1. Opening illustration: The church has surrendered her once lofty concept of God and has substituted for it one so low, so ignoble, as to be utterly unworthy of thinking, worshipping men…the gravest more

  • 15. Taste Buds Of The Soul

    Contributed on Mar 7, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    Exposition of Psalm 34 regarding a feast for the soul upon the most Satisfying thing in the universe.

    Text: Psalm 34:8, Title: Taste Buds of the Soul, Date/Place: NRBC, 3/6/11, AM 1. Opening illustration: “the soul has a palate and a throat, else Jesus would not bid us to drink,” Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and more

  • 16. Kill 'em And Bless 'em

    Contributed on Mar 21, 2011

    Exposition of Psalm 35 regarding how we can genuinely fast, mourn, and pray for our enemies.

    Text: Psalm 35:13-14, Title: Kill ‘Em and Bless ‘Em, Date/Place: NRBC, 3/20/11, AM 1. Opening illustration: the police officer that wrote me a ticket for turning left into a parking space: rain on his head, and bless him, Lord. 2. Background to passage: David is again under more