Sermons from July 2020

Rollercoaster?

Why is my life such a roller coaster ride?   Why do we find ourselves in that position of being so easily swayed in our emotions and the deep parts of who we are?   O Lord, I give my life to you. I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat. Psalm 25:1-2 None who wait for you will ever be put to shame, but disgrace comes to those…

So far away?

God, Why do you seem so far away?  … The wicked relentlessly pursue their victims.They boast that neither God nor men will bring them down. Their mouths spout out cursing, lies, and threats. They say to themselves, “God is not watching while we do this. He doesn’t even care!  We can get away with it!” Psalm 10:2,7,11 “Now is the time to arise, Lord!… You, Lord, are King forever and ever! Psalm 10:12,16 ”Make no mistake about it, God will never be…

Complain to God?

How to Complain to God?  Complaining also keeps people from taking action. It gives excuses to procrastinate and keep from achieving goals. It’s always much easier to complain than to find a solution. Another reason people complain is to avoid responsibility. A Maskil of David, When he was in the cave. A prayer. Psalm 142 God frequently expects us to experience pain, and therefore frequently express our pain  I cry aloud to the Lord; I plead aloud to the Lord for mercy.…

Perspective

Perspective Problem Time of unprecedented change, glad to be in silicon valley.   Seeing the end makes all the difference some things are not going to change. Example of indian managers and their caste system – nothing changes. Sometimes we can feel that way about God. Amazingly Psalm 73 is about exactly that.  Asaph’s autobiography. Vs. 1-3  Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.  But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I…