Sermons on Psalms

Sermons on Psalms

When You Feel Overwhelmed (24 min)

Peter Scarsbrook preaches on Psalm 61 (see below) and follows the journey of the Psalmist from his “being overwhelmed” to “being preserved”. Much practical and wise teaching is extracted from this Psalm for the encouragement of the saint who is passing through difficult circumstances (Message preached at the Belfast Christmas conference 2009) Psalm 61 “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead…

How Can I Know the Will of God for My Life? (30 min)

Sandy Higgins preaches on the need, the desire and the way to know the will of God in one’s life. He discusses the discipline of delay, and says that the process of getting to know the will of God is more important than the product. Then he outlines 6 principles from Psalm 25 to guide us in knowing the will of God. First, confidence in character of God; second, a consciousness of grace as the basis for guidance; third, carefulness…

The King is Coming! (29 min)

In the midst of global turmoil, it does the heart good to remember that God’s programme and purpose is on course for perfect fulfillment when Christ returns to set up His Kingdom and reign as King in Jerusalem. John Fleck sets out the course of events that precede that Kingdom – the rapture, the tribulation and the second advent of Christ – after which the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdom of our God and His Christ. From…

Albert Ramsay – Have You Lost Your Song? (18 min)

Asaph was a singer, but in Psalm 73 he seems to have lost his song. Have you lost yours? Albert Ramsay (1913-1993) takes up the Psalm in three sections: “out of the sanctuary”, “in the sanctuary” and “after the sanctuary”, and concludes that “sanctuary men are singing men”. Reading: Psalm 73 (Message preached in Larne in the late 1980’s)

The Circuit of the Sun (20 min)

Preaching from the 19th Psalm, David Gilliland compares God’s revelation in the sky with God’s revelation in the Bible: as to its vastness, its variety, its voice, its value, and its verity. Mr Gilliland makes a second comparison: he compares the daily circuit of the sun with the journey of the One, our Lord Jesus Christ, who came from God and went to God (Message given at Sussex Gospel Hall conference, Canada, 2017)

The Recovery of a Lost Smile (41 min)

David Gilliland preaches on Psalm 39:13 which, he explains, carries the sense of “O spare me, that I may smile again”. After some introductory remarks about people who are always smiling, some who never smile, and others who smile on the outside but whose heart isn’t smiling, David focuses his attention on two questions: “What makes Christians lose their smile?” and “How can Christians get their smile back”? He draws answers to these questions from Psalm 39 and 40. An…

David’s Prayer for Pardon (42 min)

PART 4 – Josh Jacob looks at Psalm 51 and examines David’s “prayer for pardon” – a heartfelt confession that followed on from his sin with Bathsheba. The Psalm (v1-10 repentance, v11-15 repercussion, v16-17 redemption, v18-19 restoration) reveals our personal capacity to sin, the 7-fold consequences of sin, and the 3 principles that speak to a “comeback from sin” (Message preached 26th May 2019)

The Ultimate Kingdom Psalm (58 min)

PART 1 – David Gilliland introduces his series of 5 messages on “the kingdom of God in human history” with a look at Psalm 145, which he calls the ultimate kingdom psalm. The 7+1 psalms of King David bunched together from Psalm 138 to 145 Mr Gilliland likens to the 7 future years of tribulation, that give way to the great day of Christ’s millennial glory. This message is full of fascinating insights into the mathematical structure of the Psalter…

Separation Unto God (36 min)

PART 8 – Joshua Jacob points us to the God of holiness who calls us to Himself in separation. A comprehension of the holy God who has separated us to Himself (Psa 4:3) will save us from holding the doctrine of separation merely as a dry cold fact. Rather, in the words of the hymn writer, “The things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace”. The Lord is looking for dedicated, separated servants…

The Love of Unity (47 min)

EASTER CONF 2018 – Craig Munro preaches on the need for unity among God’s people, from Psalm 132 and 133. “Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity”. In a world divided in so many different ways, unity among the Lord’s own is pleasant, precious, peaceable and profitable. This is Craig’s final message in his 3-part conference exercise on faith, hope and love (Message preached Apr 2nd 2018)

The Only Begotten Son (40 min)

PART 7 – Michael Penfold preaches on the expression “the only begotten Son” (Gk: monogenes) and explains its significance. He also takes up another title of Christ, “the first-begotten” (Gk: prototokos), and expounds its meaning. Finally, he takes up the words “This day have I begotten Thee” and, starting in Psalm 2, reveals the import of this precious expression (Message preached 26th Feb 2017)

Hold Thou Me Up (39 min)

EASTER CONF 2016 – A searching message for every Christian – and a reminder of our great need of divine help – from John Fleck as he preaches on the text “Hold Thou me up, and I shall be safe” (Psa 119:117). He outlines the various provisions of the Lord for “the safety that saved people need” amid the many perils that abound in an evil world without God (Message preached 26th Mar 2016).

Heavens, House and Heart (40 min)

EASTER CONF 2012 – Elton Fairfield preaches on a trilogy of Psalms – 46, 47 and 48 – from which he develops an encouraging and uplifting word of ministry on the eternal heavens, the earthly house and the established heart (Message preached 9th April 2012)

The Lily on the Mountain (47 min)

Robert Plant introduces the Messianic Psalms, before preaching through the glorious Psalm 45, the Maschil Psalm of the lily on the mountain. He draws out the various Messianic themes in this glorious Psalm about our glorious King, the Lord Jesus Christ (Message preached in Bicester in 2011).

The Discipline of Bible Study (48 min)

Scott Dunn preaches on the discipline of Bible study. He asks three questions: why, when and how one should study the Bible. He uses Hebrews chapter 7 as an illustration and traces back to Psalm 110 and Genesis 14 (Message preached 12th May 2011)

The Discipline of Worship (37 min)

David West preaches on the spiritual discipline of worship. He defines worship, and outlines its motivation, meditation, preparation and presentation from Psalm 45. He gives a list of very helpful practical hints in relation to the conduct of the breaking of bread meeting (Message preached 28th April 2011)

Meditating on the Word of God (49 min)

John Dennison preaches a powerful message on “a holy man and a holy book” from Psalm 1. He issues his audience with a challenge to become men and women who meditate on the word of God (Message preached 1st April 2010)

The Omnicience of God (44 min)

THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD Part 2 – David West speaks from Psalm 139 on the omniscience of God past, present and future. He explains that each person in the Godhead shares the characteristic of omniscience in equal measure (Message preached 21st Jan 2010)

The Death of Christ (48 min)

DEATH OF CHRIST – Robert Plant preaches a rich devotional word of ministry on Psalm 69. He takes up the “lily” in the Psalter and draws his audience into a fresh appreciation of the sufferings of Christ (Message preached 12th March 2009)