Psalm 24, part 4

“The one with blameless hands and a clean heart, who does not lift his soul to what is worthless; he does not swear to fraud.” (Psalm 24:4)   The righteousness of our God cannot abide by the presence of sin and deceit; how then will God accept our representative, the one who goes up into […]

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Psalm 24, part 3

“Who will go up upon the mountain of Yahweh; And who will rise in his holy place?” (Psalm 24:3)   In the context of the wonderful creation of all things, David cries out, who will go up for us?  Who will ascend the mountain of God, who will ascend Mount Zion and who will stand […]

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Psalm 24, part 2

“For He laid its foundation over the seas, and He built it over the rivers.(Psalm 24:2)   David continues his praise of God for what He has done.  The earth belongs to God not only because God has created it, but also because God has separated the land from the seas and made the land […]

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Psalm 24, part 1

“A Psalm of David: The earth and all its fullness is Yahweh’s; The world and that dwelling in it.” (Psalm 24:1)   It is always good, when we come to psalms that contain a superscription, to remember that these superscriptions are part of the original text, and thus are inspired as well as the text […]

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Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)   I.      The Setting  (Matthew 5: 1-2) II.    Opening (Matthew 5: 3-16) a.     The Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 3-12)                                                i.     Blessings for those broken coming to salvation (Matthew 5: 3-5)                                              ii.     Blessings for those who respond, hungering for the Gospel (Matthew 5: 6)                                             iii.     Blessings for […]

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He is Worthy!

Oh how important it is for us to worship Jesus!  He is worthy of our praise and no one else is.  Mohammed was not worthy, Buddha was not worthy, Krishna was not worthy, our governments are not worthy, humanistic teachers are not worthy—no one but Jesus is worthy of our praise and adoration.  Jesus is […]

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Testimony and Psalm 119

The word in Hebrew that is translated as testimony is tWd[e (eduth), and is derived from d[e (ed—note that both of these words are pronounced with an “ae” sound in English).  Both words carry similar meanings, though the connotations vary somewhat in terms of how they are used.   The first word, tWd[e (eduth), refers […]

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