Sermons

God’s Plans for the Husband

God's Plans for the Husband

by Craig Williams | PBC Sermons

The husband is the leader of the family who loves them above himself. That’s the clear instruction of God’s Word (Ephesians 5:22-29; 1 Peter 3:7). In order to have balance and order in the family there are some practical commands that a husband ought to pay attention to for his home. 

sermon by: Craig Williams
date: 09.22.2019

The Blessings of Fearing God

Psalm 34 is a special psalm, especially, because we have some insight into its context. The inscription points us to 1 Samuel 21 where we see David’s failure when he feared the thoughts, words, and actions of people more than He feared and trusted the LORD. Deception became David’s way of dealing with danger. Out of this fear (1 Samuel 21:12), an ingenious plan came to David’s mind. Concealing his sanity, David began to act like a lunatic (1 Samuel.21:13). It was after this and because of this colossal failure that David wrote Psalm 34. 

The key to our understanding of the relationship of 1 Samuel 21 to Psalm 34 is that David was forgiven by faith in the Lord and renewed by his fear of the LordDavid could teach others about the fear of the Lord because he was understanding it more fully from his own failures. Reflecting on how he responded to his fears of men, David could now see clearly the blessings of fearing the Lord – more!

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 09.15.2019

The Nearness of God

The Nearness of God in Grief

by Robert Matthews | Psalm 34

Everyone experiences some form of grief over the loss of health, love ones, relationships, work, or hope. Because grief is a part of life, it’s important that we understand it and how to comfort others going through it. In Psalm 34:18, David says by experience, “The LORD is near the brokenhearted; he saves those crushed in spirit.”

sermon by: Robert Matthews
date: 09.08.2019

Fearing the LORD

Normally, we try to avoid fear because we think of it as a bad thing. In many cases, fear has a purpose. That’s especially true when it comes to the “fear of the LORD.” The Bible explains that it’s a good thing to fear Him and it’s part of our maturing in Him. Fear of the LORD and love of the LORD go together in life.
 
The psalmist, David, says to us, “come, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD” (Psalm 34:11).

sermon by: Jeff Edmunds
date: 09.01.2019

The LORD is GOOD

 

The image of the Christian life as a journey through the wilderness captures our experience of following Christ like few others. Journeys involve movement, action, stops and starts. The wilderness involves dryness, detours, difficulties, often, delays. That was David’s experience. God called him to leave his job as a shepherd to conquer Goliath and to, one day, serve as the anointed king of Israel. But, David was not king, yet. Instead, he was on the run for his life, hunted by King Saul, and driven to deceive others out of fear. On his journey with the Lord to become king, David was stuck. Fleeing from Saul, He took refuge in a cave (1 Samuel 21:1-22:1).

Like David, there are many of us who, as followers of Jesus, are stuck, too. It’s then we find ourselves stuck, however, that God works through our suffering to clean our palate, rewire our taste buds that we might taste of His goodness fully. God works through our insufficiency to help us see that He is sufficient. He is good!

Psalm 34:8-10 Taste and see that the Lord is good. How happy is the person who takes refuge in him! You who are his holy ones, fear the Lord, for those who fear him lack nothing. Young lions lack food and go hungry, but those who seek the Lord will not lack any good thing.  

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 08.25.2019

The Rescue from Fear

 

Psalm 34:4-7 teaches us that even though we live in difficulty and trouble, our response when we are fearful should be to seek the Lord and trust Him. Because of Christ’s finished work on the cross and the grace He extends because of it, we can find our rescue from fear— in the Lord!

sermon by: Ryan Rives
date: 08.18.2019

Praising God at ALL Times

Praising the Lord at ALL Times

by Larry Murray | Psalm 34

In Psalm 34, praising God is encouraged, explained, and exemplified. Whether in good times or in dark times David offers up praise to God. He says, “I have reason to praise the Lord– join me!”

Psalm 34:1-3 uses four different Hebrew words to describe how we praise the Lord together: 

  • Barak בָּרַךְ (bless)
  • Halal הָלַל(praise/boast)
  • Gadal גָּדַל(proclaim)
  • Rum רוּם(exalt)

“I will bless the Lordat all times; His praise will always be on my lips.I will boast in the Lord; the humble will hear and be glad. Proclaim the Lord’sgreatness with me; let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:1-3

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 08.11.2019

It Is Well with My Soul

Horatio Spafford had known peaceful and happy days as a successful lawyer in Chicago until a series of tragedies impacted his life starting with the great Chicago fire followed by the drowning of all four of his daughters. Spafford received sustaining comfort from God that enabled him to write, “When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll—Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well with my soul.”  This well-known hymn comforts and encourages us today as we face the hardships of life and heart-aches of death. Knowing the story behind the lyrics by Horatio Spafford adds even deeper significance to their meaning.

In the same way, the background story of what David was experiencing and feeling as he wrote Psalm 34 encourages us to praise the Lord all times in any circumstances of life.  As we look at the things that happened to David (1 Samuel 21), we begin to see how God uses similar situations in our lives.We discover how the fearful experiences of life cause us to fear the Lord – more.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 08.04.2019

Under Construction

Under Construction

by Larry Murray | Identity in Christ

Construction on Interstate 35 in Texas began 60 years ago in 1959. During the Cold War, it was the vision of President and former General Dwight D. Eisenhour to have the infrastructure, an interstate highway system that might be necessary for mass movement if war came to U.S. soil. In Texas, I-35 spans over 500 miles from Laredo on the Mexican Border to Gainesville. It was operational ten years later, in 1969, but various sections of the road have been under construction for repairs and expansions ever since then. Many of us have been on there, stuck in traffic, forced to make detours, or make a pit stop at Bucces. It seems I-35 will never be completely finished.

Our lives are similar. We’re constantly under construction. We live in the era between Christ’s ascension to Heaven & the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost and the second coming of Jesus for us, His church. It’s an era described by theologians as “already, but not yet.” There is a tension between who we already are through our identity in Christ, and what we see ourselves to be in our daily experience. We’re under construction.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 07.28.2019

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Dr. Constable’s Bible Study Notes

Dr. Constable’s Notes are freely available providing commentary on all 66 books of the Bible. Click HERE for Web-based format (best for viewing on-line) or click HERE for PDF format (best for printing).

 

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