Contributed on Nov 30, 2007
God, the Sovereign rules over earth and sky and universe, but does He rule your life? This Psalm teaches us not only about the King of Glory but also the four necessary elements needed to dwell in His eternal presence.
Savior, Like a Shepherd, Lead Us Griffith Baptist Church – 12/2/07 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 24 Introduction Nikita Khrushchev once boasted that he would exhibit the last Soviet Christian on television by 1965. Khrushchev has since gone to give account of himself to the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 10, 2007
Psalm 25:12 speaks to us concerning the type of person that the Lord can give instruction to. Until we have a teachable spirit within us, we will never have joy in the deeper things of Christ.
A Teachable Spirit Griffith Baptist Church – 12/9/07 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 25 Main Verse: 25:12 Introduction What distinguishes a teachable spirit from an unteachable spirit? It is not the willingness to learn that which we would desire to learn but rather a willingness to learn ...read more
Contributed on Dec 31, 2007
Separation is such an ugly word to many in Christianity today. We want to be inclusive. But have we become so inclusive that we have forgotten that purity in God’s church and God’s people is of more value to God than surrendering standards for some so c
Come Out From Among Them Griffith Baptist Church – 12/16/07 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 26 Introduction 1. The Plea for Examination – 26:1-3 2. The Purpose of Separation – 26:4-8 3. The Precedence of Purification – 26:9-12 The main subject we are talking about here is this subject of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 31, 2007
We live in a fear ridden society. Everybody has some type of phobia and it just keeps getting worse. While the Christian should respect certain areas of life, we are to be fearless in living for the Lord. What four truths from this Psalm can help us ac
What Are You Afraid Of? Griffith Baptist Church – 12/23/07 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 27 Introduction Fear can make you look foolish. A friend of mine got to start on the football team his sophomore year. He received the opening kick-off and dropped the ball, picked it up, broke through ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2008
Part of God’s special plan for us is protecting us from that which we cannot protect ourselves. He knows our frailties and has His watchcare over us to help us in our confrontation daily with evil.
How God Keeps Us From Evil Griffith Baptist Church – 12/30/07 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 28 Introduction The story is told of a farmer in a Midwestern state who had a strong disdain for “religious” things. As he plowed his field on Sunday morning, he would shake his fist at the church ...read more
Contributed on Jan 11, 2008
People nowadays talk better than they listen. We have tuned out God when He is trying to lead us. This message endeavors to get us thinking about listening to God once again.
The Voice of the Lord Griffith Baptist Church – 1/13/08 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 29 Introduction A former park ranger at Yellowstone National Park tells the story of a ranger leading a group of hikers to a fire lookout. The ranger was so intent on telling the hikers about the flowers ...read more
Contributed on Jan 18, 2008
We go through some tough times in our life that make us sad and feeling lonely. But God desires to make our hearts glad again.
The Other Side of Sadness Griffith Baptist Church – 1/20/08 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 30 Key Verse: Psalm 30:5 Introduction I heard of a pastor who was visiting a hospital when the nurse told him about a patient that had just been transferred from a nursing home because her condition was ...read more
Contributed on May 16, 2008
The right kind of courage is an indispensable part of the Christian life.
Courageous Living Griffith Baptist Church – 5/18/08 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 31 Main Verse: Psalms 31:24 - Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. The Introduction “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” - Mark ...read more
Contributed on May 28, 2008
We need so desperately, the forgiveness of God daily. It is cleansing and vital to our walk with Him.
God’s Forgiveness Griffith Baptist Church – 6/1/08 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 32 Main Verse: Psalms 32:5 - I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. The Introduction ...read more
Contributed on May 30, 2008
Sometimes, we do not have a right perspective of the Christian life because we do not have God where He belongs in our lives. He is not in His proper place.
God in His Proper Place Griffith Baptist Church – 6/15/08 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 33 Main Verse: Psalms 33:13 - The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. The Introduction A man was driving in the country one day and he saw an old man sitting on a fence rail ...read more
Contributed on Jun 20, 2008
How many times were you told as a little kid to taste something and see if you like it? Well, here is an invitation from God to give Him a test of His goodness, and He never fails to satisfy.
Taste and See Griffith Baptist Church – 6/22/08 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 34 Main Verse: Psalms 34:8 - O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. The Introduction How many times were you told as a little kid to taste something and see if you like ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2008
God is not detached from your affairs as though He saved you and then left you to fend on your own. Behind the scenes, God comes to the aid of His children. Our Father has the best plans for His children and intercedes for them daily.
God’s Intervention Griffith Baptist Church – 6/29/08 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 35 Main Verse: Psalms 35:1 - Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. The Introduction Maria Fedorovna, the empress of Russia and wife of Czar Alexander ...read more
Contributed on Jul 3, 2008
When you think of mercy, what do you think of? More importantly, how does mercy apply to you?
The Majesty of Mercy Griffith Baptist Church – 7/6/08 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 36 Main Verse: Psalms 36:5 - Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. The Introduction The subject of mercy is so expansive and wonderful that time could not allow ...read more
Contributed on Jul 18, 2008
Did you ever feel like someone was watching you? When you were all alone? God is watching us and our lives are like an open book to Him
The Eyes of the Lord Griffith Baptist Church – 7/20/08 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 38 Main Verse: Psalms 38:9 - Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. The Introduction God’s Retribution - 38:1-3 Sin’s Ramifications - 38:4-10 Other’s Reactions - ...read more
Contributed on Jul 23, 2008
Here we have a wonderful Psalm that communicates to us contentment and some hints at helping to achieve contentment.
Cure for the Discontent Griffith Baptist Church – 7/13/08 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 37 Main Verse: Psalms 37:3-4 - 3Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine ...read more
Contributed on Jul 24, 2008
There are two types of hearts that we deal with as Christians, one that is carnal and one that is spiritual, one that is controlled by sin and the other that is controlled by the Savior.
The Burning Heart Griffith Baptist Church – 7/27/08 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 39 Main Verse: Psalms 39:3 - My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue, The Introduction The Consideration of a Closed Heart- 39:1-6 The Confession of an Open ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2008
In this Psalm, we notice three aspects of this topic of joy and the motivations that can keep us joyful.
Keeping Your Joy Alive Griffith Baptist Church – 8/3/08 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 40 Main Verse: Psalms 40:8 - I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. The Introduction 1. God Helps the Troubled – 40:1-3 2. God Helps the Humble – 40:4-5 3. God Helps the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 9, 2008
We may not live long enough to outlive our enemies, but two things are certain: 1. We will have enemies, and, 2. God wants us to deal with them in a certain way.
What To Do With Your Enemy Griffith Baptist Church – 8/10/08 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 41 Main Verse: Psalms 41:11 - By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. The Introduction 1. Confession of the Afflicted – 41:1-4 2. Characteristics of an ...read more