The Book of Job: (Un)Worthy

The Book of Job: (Un)Worthy

Job 35:1-16 1 Elihu continued and said: 2 “Do you think this to be just? You say, ‘I am in the right before God.’ 3 If you ask, ‘What advantage have I? How am I better off than if I had sinned?’ 4 I will answer you and your friends with you. 5 Look at the heavens and...
Psummer of Psalms II – 70

Psummer of Psalms II – 70

Psalm 70:1-5 To the leader. Of David, for the memorial offering. 1 Be pleased, O God, to deliver me. O Lord, make haste to help me! 2 Let those be put to shame and confusion who seek my life. Let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who desire to hurt me. 3...
Psummer of Psalms II – 149

Psummer of Psalms II – 149

Our scripture reading today is Psalm 149, but before we begin, I’d like to recognize a few milestones: Tomorrow is July 8th, which is the seventh anniversary of the day you voted to elect me as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church. I can always remember that...
Psummer of Psalms II – 44

Psummer of Psalms II – 44

Psummer of Psalms II – 44 Today’s scripture passage is Psalm 44. It’s a bit of a long one, so instead of reading it all at once, I’m going to split it up in parts, interspersed throughout the sermon. I invite you to follow along in your pew...
Psummer of Psalms – The Last Psalm

Psummer of Psalms – The Last Psalm

Psalm 150:1-6 1 Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament! 2 Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness! 3 Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! 4 Praise him with...
Psummer of Psalms – The Least Popular Psalm

Psummer of Psalms – The Least Popular Psalm

Psalm 79:1-13 A Psalm of Asaph. 1 O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins. 2 They have given the bodies of your servants to the birds of the air for food, the flesh of your faithful to...
Psummer of Psalms – Sing a New Song

Psummer of Psalms – Sing a New Song

Psalm 40:1-11 To the leader. Of David. A Psalm. 1 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. 2 He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a...