What is God’s glory worth to us? Do we as individuals or congregation desire His glory so much we are willing to pray for it. When we pray “Hallowed be Your name” we express our desire for God’s name to be held in high honor, as reflected by our lives. To that end we seek to delight in […]
Bless the Lord
Jerry Croyt (November 20, 2022) Psalm 34: Even under duress, David the psalmist finds reason to bless the Lord. In this text, he calls the listener to do the same and, even more, to savor the goodness and faithfulness of the Lord and to place one’s fear of the Lord over the inevitable competing fears […]
How Can A Man Be Justified?
Jerry Croyts, whom we are always privileged to have, was our guest preacher today. His text was the telling of the two men praying: one a Pharisee and the other a ‘tax collector’. Each of these two had an “I” problem; each had a heart problem. One was justified before God-the other was not. Listen.
Thy Will Be Done
What exactly does it mean- in the Lord’s prayer -“Why will be done”? And that followed up with “On earth as it is in heaven.” Pastor Jerry helped us see that it means a lot more than perhaps it seems on the surface.
What Is Man, That You Are Mindful Of Him...
I don’t know about you, but when I look at the the stars, the planets, and the galaxies- when I can identify them, that is -I can come away feeling rather small. Totally inconsequential, might be more appropriate. King David might have had similar feelings based on his expressions in Psalm 8, as Pastor Croyts […]
Our All Sufficient Shepherd
1 Peter is an epistle, a letter, that speaks to believers who are experiencing “tough times” of some kind. Suffering? Persecution? We are unclear the exact nature of what it is. But St Peter makes it clear that suffering is “part of the deal” when you “sign up” as a Jesus follower. He then points […]
“Will not the judge of all the earth do
Pastor Jerry finishes his teaching on Psalm 7. This is a Psalm which challenges thinking that God is never angry; or that those who live according to God’s designs wait in vain for God to come and rescue them from those who harm; who do evil; who stand against what is godly.
“Shall not the judge of all the earth do
Psalm 7 is the longest Psalm yet in Pastor Jerry’s series. In the first six psalms, when the subject of “righteousness” comes up, David always suggests the “righteousness of God” and not his own. In Psalm 7 David sounds like he is claiming that he is righteous based on his own merit. What is going […]