Best Worship “Seminar” Ever

No session about guitar solos, riffs and fills. No tips on drumming independence, syncopation, grooves and rhythms. No instruction on how to incorporate soul, R&B, and hip-hop styles in worship. To download or … [Read more...]

The Righteous and the Wicked (Psalm 1)

The psalms are an extremely important part of the church: prayers, songs, emotions, and doctrine. During the early church and the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation, the Psalms were almost exclusively sung in the … [Read more...]

The First Petition: “Hallowed be Your Name”

  Psalm 105:1-11 (text); Revelation 15:1-8; Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 47 March 3, 2013 Download this sermon (PDF)   Last Sunday, we studied the introduction to the model prayer that … [Read more...]

The Sixth Commandment: Pro-Life!

Cain and Abel by Titian

  Psalm 8:1-9 (text); Genesis 9:1-7; Matthew 5:21-22; Heidelberg Catechism LD 40 September 2, 2012 • Download PDF sermon Recently, a Norwegian court found Anders Breivik, who methodically murdered 77 people … [Read more...]

“From Where Does My Help Come?” (Psalm 121)

  Our help comes from the mountains, which represent God's dwelling-place. He created them, and all heaven and earth, out of nothing, and therefore his sovereignty and power is infinite and unlimited. No one can … [Read more...]

Our Lord’s Glad News

Jeremiah by Chagall

  Our song of grief in the midst of suffering is to turn into a new song of praise after God pulls us out of the muddy pit. This is why the Psalms often speak of “a new song," not because the Psalmist composes a … [Read more...]

God is Our Refuge, Strength and Help

"Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden" by Wenzel Peter

Scripture Readings: Ezekiel 47:1-12; Matthew 6:25-34; Revelation 21:1-4; 22:1-3 • Text: Psalm 46:1-11 Song: God is Our Refuge and Strength (bottom of page) Download PDF sermon   The world today is a … [Read more...]

A Psalm of Lament for Christmas

This is why we celebrate Christmas. This is why we have joy at Christmas. This is why we could say with David, “My heart shall rejoice in your salvation!” This is why the angels in heaven rejoiced at the birth of Christ, … [Read more...]

Praise God for His Great Works (Psalm 111)

David Playing the Harp Before Saul

Scripture Readings: Psalm 111:1-10; Ephesians 5:15-21 ● Text: Psalm 111:1-10 November 17, 2008 Song: "O Give the Lord Wholehearted Praise" (Psalm 111) Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved people of God, … [Read more...]