This is one of a number of psalms that include a superscription concerning David. Readers through the centuries have interpreted “A Psalm by David” to mean “A Psalm written by David,” but a number of scholars question that interpretation today. There are a number of reasons for that, including the fact that “several Davidic psalms refer to the ‘temple’ (e.g., 5:7, 27:4; 65:4; 68:29” (Broyles, 28)—but the temple was built by David’s son, Solomon, and was not in existence during David’s lifetime.
Sermon Psalm 27 Living With Confidence Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Psalm 27 Living With Confidence Dr. Keith Wagner One time I counseled a young woman who had three children. She was divorced because of an abusive relationship. She was going to school, hoping to have a career [...]
Sermon Psalm 37 Trusting God in Troubled Times A response to the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting. Biblical Commentary Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Psalm 37 Trusting God in Troubled Times The Rev. Vaughan Smith Several Psalms and many Proverbs divide all of humanity into two groups:the righteous and the wicked. Certainly in Psalms and Proverbs, and [...]
Hymns for Psalm 19 HYMNALS: Baptist Hymnal (BH) Chalice Hymnal (CH) Collegeville Hymnal (CO) Common Praise (CP) Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) Gather Comprehensive (GC) JourneySongs (JS) Lutheran Book of Worship (LBW) Lutheran Service Book (LSB) Lutheran Worship (LW) Presbyterian Hymnal (PH) The Faith We Sing (TFWS) The Hymnal 1982 (TH) The New Century Hymnal (TNCH) [...]
Lots of people today are adrift. That’s the first group the psalmist mentions. The second are those who’ve rejected God. The third are lost in sin. The fourth suffers through no fault of their own. The Good News is that God is faithful to all four groups.
In the hospital, I asked Vanessa what her favorite Bible story was. She spoke of the boy Jesus staying behind in the temple. She liked it because—“Sometimes kids just do things. Even Jesus got in trouble once in a while when he was a kid.”
What does it mean to praise the Lord? Being overused, this phrase has lost its meaning. Remember Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and the PTL Club? PTL stands for Praise the Lord. The Bakkers ran a lucrative business under that name for twenty-five years.
This sailor twice over has embarked from among us on a dark and silent tide that will take him beyond the boundaries of place and time to where in his final, peaceful harbor he will indeed see his Pilot face to face and hear long-expected words of welcome.
Just imagine what it would be like to be God, listening to all those prayers--millions of prayers each hour. What do all these prayers say? If there is one common denominator, I suspect that it could be summarized by the words, “Give me!”
Should we or shouldn’t we? What brings the issue to mind, of course, is that stem cell research has been in the news again lately. The 213th General Assembly (2001) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), affirms the use of fetal tissue for vital research.