Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
When I kept silence , my bones wasted away through my groaning all the day long.
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my moisture was turned into the drought of summer. Selah !
I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord --then You forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin. Selah !
For this let everyone who is godly pray--pray to You in a time when You may be found; surely when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach him.
You are a hiding place for me; You, Lord, preserve me from trouble, You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah !
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
Be not like the horse or the mule, which lack understanding, which must have their mouths held firm with bit and bridle, or else they will not come with you.
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on the Lord shall be compassed about with mercy and with loving-kindness.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ; shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
Summary: Many people suffer from an overactive conscience. They sin, they repent and receive forgiveness but still carry the weight of the guilt with them. All of this has already been paid for by the blood of Jesus.
Summary: Did you realize that God has a prescription for dealing with guilt and shame. And that this prescription works for both Christians and non-Christians. What could even non-Christians possibly do to resolve their guilt in sin?
Summary: Seeking God and having the ultimate relationship with Him requires complete honesty. Covering our faults and failures is no good to anyone. This message challenges the hearer to examine how honest he/she is with the Lord, himself and others.
Summary: Guilt can be self-inflicted. Not all guilt comes from God. And there can be times when you or I have committed a sin and we feel guilty so we pray and ask for forgiveness and we still feel guilty.
Summary: In this message we will see that David gives us the prescription for true blessedness, which lies in having favor with God; and the favor of God will grant us access and entrance into the kingdom of heaven when we leave this world.
Summary: I. EXORDIUM:
Are you always happy?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that happiness came from our knowledge that all our sins in this lifetime are all forgiven by the LAMB of GOD.
Psalms 32:1-2 (Ampli
Summary: Here God gives 4 keys for our peace of mind:
1. Confession to the Lord (vs. 1-5).
2. Confidence in the Lord (vs. 6-7 & 10).
3. Calling on the Lord (vs. 6).
4. Character like the Lord's (vs. 8-9 & 11).
Summary: Blessed is one of those religious words that are hard to translate into realistic terms. Perhaps the closest we can come is “happiness.” The psalmist says that the blessed person is the one who understands forgiveness. But we can’t understand the reality
Summary: David said, “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” What makes forgiveness such an incredibly valuable thing? Where does it originate? What are 3 wonderful effects of being forgiven?