Service Preview – Sunday, December 9

Last Sunday, Max Smith preached from Luke 1:67-79, helping us to consider God’s faithfulness to keep his promises, giving us redemption from the past and hope for the future. If you missed the message, you can still listen by clicking here: This coming Lord’s Day, we welcome back David Robinson of High Pointe Baptist Church to help bring us God’s Word. He …

Forever and Ever

“I will keep your law continually, forever and ever,” Psalm 119.44 As we work through this epic poem, this inspired prayer about the Word of God, we’re at the quarter mark. What a gracious study it has been. The psalmist has sung the blessings of a life lived according to God’s Word. He’s extolled the Word’s power to give and …

Proclaiming Our Hope

“And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in your rules.” Psalm 119.43 O that the Word of God would ever be on the lips of his people! As the psalmist continues to extol the Scripture, he longs to proclaim it. Having begged for the steadfast love of God according to the promises …

Confidence in the Word

“Then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word.” Psalm 119.42 In the previous verse, the inspired poet expressed his need for the steadfast love of God, his only source of salvation. The loyal love and salvation of God is the cause for his hope, the cause for his assurance. One effect of that …

Longing for Salvation

“Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise;” Psalm 119.41 The psalmist opens a new stanza with this verse. These eight verses ring out with the love and fear of the psalmist. He has expressed his longings as a wanderer in a fallen world (25-32). Then, he expressed his dependence as a weak, frail, sinful man …

Longing for Life

“Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!” Psalm 119.40 This verse marks the end of the fifth stanza of this extraordinary psalm. This section is filled with expressions of the writer’s dependence on the Lord. He culminates this prayerful section by extolling the life-giving power of God. May we never let familiarity with this truth keep …

Praying for Protection

“Turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good.” Psalm 119.39 Again, the Psalmist cries to the Lord for protection. He asks the Lord to turn away reproach, that is from disgrace and shame. The faithful man dreads reproach. He loathes the idea that his sin would bring reproach. He also dreads the idea that persecution would bring …

Service Preview – Sunday, December 2

Max Smith from Dayspring Fellowship will be joining us again this coming Sunday, preaching from Luke 1:67-79. To help us prepare, he gives us these words: “Zechariah understands that he stands at the pivotal point in all of redemptive history. He gives us a glimpse of how God has fulfilled all of His OT promises at one time, giving us redemption from …

The Promises of God

“Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared.” Psalm 119.38 What a joy to consider the promises of God! The writer here expresses his dependence on God to confirm these promises to him. He longs to be firmly established in the truth of God, in his eternal promises. Consider the promise made by God in Genesis 3.15: …

The Worth of the Word

“Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.” Psalm 119.37 One of the recurring themes in Psalm 119 is the worth of God’s Word. We’ve already seen the psalmist proclaim that he delights in the Word “as much as in all riches” (Ps. 119.14). Later in the psalm, he extols the value of Scripture …