The Lord Is King!

PSALM OF THE DAY 1255.4.1.23
The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 
—Psalm 97:1-2


He Is Coming

PSALM OF THE DAY 1255.4.1.22
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord; for he is coming, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.
—Psalm 96:11-13


Firmly Established

PSALM OF THE DAY 1255.4.21
The Lord is king! The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved. He will judge the peoples with equity.
—Psalm 96:10


Greatly to Be Praised

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For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods. 
—Psalm 96:4


Declare His Glory

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O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless his Name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. 
—Psalm 96:1-3


The People of His Pasture

PSALM OF THE DAY 1255.4.1.18
For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would listen to his voice!
—Psalm 95:7


The Sea Is His

PSALM OF THE DAY 1255.4.1.17

In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land, which his hands have formed. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! 
—Psalm 95:4-6


A Joyful Noise

PSALM OF THE DAY 1255.4.1.16
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 
—Psalm 95:2-3


Let Us Sing

PSALM OF THE DAY 1255.4.1.15
O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! 
—Psalm 95:1


The Rock of My Refuge

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But the Lord has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge. 
❉ Psalm 94:22


Your Consolations Cheer My Soul

PSALM OF THE DAY 1255.4.1.13
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. 
Psalm 94:19


Happy Are Those Whom You Discipline

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Happy are those whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law.
✺ Psalm 94:12


More Majestic Than the Waves of the Sea

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More majestic than the thunders of mighty waters, more majestic than the waves of the sea, majestic on high is the Lord! Your decrees are very sure; holiness befits your house, O Lord, forevermore. 
Psalm 93:4-5


Like a Cedar in Lebanon

PSALM OF THE DAY 1255.4.1.10
The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. 
—Psalm 92:12-13


Thoughts and Prayers and the Sixth Commandment

A Sermon on Gun Violence

You shall not murder.
—Exodus 20:13

Introduction: Statues & Plaques

We here in Alabama are experts on the Ten Commandments, aren’t we? Now, I know I’ve only lived here about ten months. But there’s just something in the air. The statue of the Ten Commandments may have been removed from the judicial building in Montgomery, but it stood long enough to make Alabama the holiest state in the Bible Belt. That is, until Arkansas put up their own statue of the Ten Commandments. The jury’s still out on who’s less sinful.

This whole thing got its start in Kentucky, you know.

It Is Good to Give Thanks

PSALM OF THE DAY 1255.4.1.9
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your Name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night. 
—Psalm 92:1-2


Nero Fiddles While Rome Burns

Those Who Know My Name

PSALM OF THE DAY 1255.4.1.8
Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my Name. 
—Psalm 91:14