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.
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 on here??
Psalm 6 is one Psalm that has left many questioning its author or, if it was King David, if he really could have been in such a depressed state. Pastor Croyts, continuing he series in Psalms, pointed out that often when we are in deep dispair it confirms that God is still at work. Yes, that is hard to believe. Better hear Pastor Croyts explain it in his own words.
Psalm 5 is a Psalm that seems to go in unrelated directions. Very similar to our thoughts when we are under duress. Yet in the midst of this “randomness” there is an order to the Psalmist’s thinking; to his prayer. Pastor Croyts helps us see this in such a wonderful way.
How can we sleep when there is so much turmoil around us? King David had that challenge 4000+ years ago. Yet he found that his confidence in Jehovah was the solution.
One thing special about the Old Testament Psalms is we learn how real the writers were with God. In today’s sermon Jerry Croyts spoke on Psalm 3, and it this Psalm we learn that complaining to God is significantly different than complaining about God. Many of the Psalms also point us to Jesus, and teach us how our confidence can be in him.
Bible readers often consider Psalms on their own, as individual songs or poems or laments. In today’s sermon, Pastor Jerry Croyts concludes a two-part talk on Psalm 1 and 2. As he explains, these two Psalms most likely were written as one and were only divided into two by later editors. In Psalm 2, the author suggests we consider three conversations: one between the “kings of the earth”, a second is the contemplations of God in heaven, and then the psalmist himself is offering some thoughts to the reader.
We are pleased to have Jerry Croyts preaching today.