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POD – Psalm 119v17-24

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Psalm 119v17-24 (g Gimel)

(as read by Jessica)

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17 Do good to your servant, and I will live;

I will obey your word.

18 Open my eyes that I may see

wonderful things in your law.

19 I am a stranger on earth;

do not hide your commands from me.

20 My soul is consumed with longing

for your laws at all times.

21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are cursed

and who stray from your commands.

22 Remove from me scorn and contempt,

for I keep your statutes.

23 Though rulers sit together and slander me,

your servant will meditate on your decrees.

24 Your statutes are my delight;

they are my counselors.

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POD – Psalm 119v17-24

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Psalm 119v17-24 (g Gimel)

(as read by Jessica)

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17 Do good to your servant, and I will live;

I will obey your word.

18 Open my eyes that I may see

wonderful things in your law.

19 I am a stranger on earth;

do not hide your commands from me.

20 My soul is consumed with longing

for your laws at all times.

21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are cursed

and who stray from your commands.

22 Remove from me scorn and contempt,

for I keep your statutes.

23 Though rulers sit together and slander me,

your servant will meditate on your decrees.

24 Your statutes are my delight;

they are my counselors.

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A Strategy to Cope

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A Strategy to Cope

A Strategy to Cope

Preached at Poulner Baptist Chapel

24th January 2010

Hebrews 3

1 Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5 Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, testifying to what would be said in the future. 6 But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.

7 So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice,

8 do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert,

9 where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did.

10 That is why I was angry with that generation, and I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.’

11 So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”

12 See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 14 We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.

15 As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.”

16 Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? 17 And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert? 18 And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? 19 So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.

The first thing we do is to consider Jesus or as the NIV here puts it “fix our thoughts”. Now remember, that these are Hebrew believers. I guess we would call them Messianic Jews today. They believed that Jesus was their Messiah, Saviour and Lord. They were obviously coming under pressure from their Jewish friends and leaders to deny this Jesus and return to the fold. They would have been told how great Moses was. In the previous chapter we read how Jesus is greater than the angels, because He is God, but was made a little lower than the angels when he became a man.

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A Strategy to Cope

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A Strategy to Cope

Preached at Poulner Baptist Chapel

24th January 2010

Hebrews 3

1 Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5 Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, testifying to what would be said in the future. 6 But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.

7 So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice,

8 do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert,

9 where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did.

10 That is why I was angry with that generation, and I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.’

11 So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ “

12 See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 14 We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.

15 As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.”

16 Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? 17 And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert? 18 And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? 19 So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.

The first thing we do is to consider Jesus or as the NIV here puts it “fix our thoughts”. Now remember, that these are Hebrew believers. I guess we would call them Messianic Jews today. They believed that Jesus was their Messiah, Saviour and Lord. They were obviously coming under pressure from their Jewish friends and leaders to deny this Jesus and return to the fold. They would have been told how great Moses was. In the previous chapter we read how Jesus is greater than the angels, because He is God, but was made a little lower than the angels when he became a man.

You can read the rest by downloading the PDF…

Right mouse click and save to your computer

The audio for this sermon will be published here when I receive it… Thank you…

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POD – Psalm 96

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Psalm 96


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96:1 Sing to Yahweh a new song!

Sing to Yahweh, all the earth.

96:2 Sing to Yahweh!

Bless his name!

Proclaim his salvation from day to day!

96:3 Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous works among all the peoples.

96:4 For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised!

He is to be feared above all gods.

96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols,

but Yahweh made the heavens.

96:6 Honor and majesty are before him.

Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

96:7 Ascribe to Yahweh, you families of nations,

ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength.

96:8 Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name.

Bring an offering, and come into his courts.

96:9 Worship Yahweh in holy array.

Tremble before him, all the earth.

96:10 Say among the nations, “Yahweh reigns.”

The world is also established.

It can’t be moved.

He will judge the peoples with equity.

96:11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice.

Let the sea roar, and its fullness!

96:12 Let the field and all that is in it exult!

Then all the trees of the woods shall sing for joy

96:13 before Yahweh; for he comes,

for he comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world with righteousness,

the peoples with his truth.

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POD – Psalm 96

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Psalm 96

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96:1 Sing to Yahweh a new song!

Sing to Yahweh, all the earth.

96:2 Sing to Yahweh!

Bless his name!

Proclaim his salvation from day to day!

96:3 Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous works among all the peoples.

96:4 For great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised!

He is to be feared above all gods.

96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols,

but Yahweh made the heavens.

96:6 Honor and majesty are before him.

Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

96:7 Ascribe to Yahweh, you families of nations,

ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength.

96:8 Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name.

Bring an offering, and come into his courts.

96:9 Worship Yahweh in holy array.

Tremble before him, all the earth.

96:10 Say among the nations, “Yahweh reigns.”

The world is also established.

It can’t be moved.

He will judge the peoples with equity.

96:11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice.

Let the sea roar, and its fullness!

96:12 Let the field and all that is in it exult!

Then all the trees of the woods shall sing for joy

96:13 before Yahweh; for he comes,

for he comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world with righteousness,

the peoples with his truth.

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POD – Psalm 93

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Psalm 93

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93:1 Yahweh reigns!

He is clothed with majesty!

Yahweh is armed with strength.

The world also is established.

It can’t be moved.

93:2 Your throne is established from long ago.

You are from everlasting.

93:3 The floods have lifted up, Yahweh,

the floods have lifted up their voice.

The floods lift up their waves.

93:4 Above the voices of many waters,

the mighty breakers of the sea,

Yahweh on high is mighty.

93:5 Your statutes stand firm.

Holiness adorns your house,

Yahweh, forevermore.

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