Sermon Psalm 27:1-14 The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Psalm 27:1-14 The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation Dr. Philip W. McLarty If 2. Do not turn your servant away in anger, you who have been my help. What he did was heroic. NO LONGER AN OUTCAST "1 Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valor, but he was the son of a harlot; and Gilead begot Jephthah. In the Book of Isaiah we read, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, says the Lord, nor are your ways my ways. If I were adapting this point to a children’s sermon, I’d turn off all the lights in the sanctuary and give the children a dot-to-dot puzzle and a pencil. and a light for my path.” (Psalm 119:103-105). But, he too never gave up. I sensed that she was afraid and finally asked her what she was afraid of. The young woman could have been anyone; a single parent trying to make ends meet, someone with monumental health or financial problems, a nation trying to protect itself from the threat of terrorism, or any of us, striving to survive in a complex, difficult and overwhelming world. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. At least, you’d better hope he doesn’t! His own son was out to get him. And so, in an effort to sway the tide back the other way, he wrote a book entitled, “Whatever Became of Sin?”. Psalm 27:1-14 The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation. Only as we come to grips with our sinful nature and confess our sins openly and honestly are we able to hear the Good News of God’s forgiveness, grace and love. So patiently and persistently, he continued to pursue opportunities. Remember this old Hank Williams’ song? I will see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living. Intro: As I read the words of this psalm, I see the imagery of battle being portrayed in these verses. He became one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play in the NFL. By the time the fire department rescuers arrived, Blankenship had pulled the girl to safety. Or are you going to listen to God and take your cues from the Bible and the teaching and example of Jesus Christ? You can take that both literally and figuratively. No more darkness, no more night; 12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence. Check out these helpful resources It inspires me with ideas that I can run with. Yes, wait for Yahweh.” Biblical Commentary From his early days of playing sandlot football, he had been obsessed with his goal. I certainly haven’t mastered faith, that’s why I find this Psalm so helpful. Resources to inspire you — and your congregation! Salvation is now. INTRODUCTION: Have you ever been in a situation where you were literally praying for your life? He would be protected and secure. We need weekly directions to see our way clear. A young ensign had nearly completed his first overseas tour of duty when he was given an opportunity to display his ability at getting the ship under way. And it seems difficult to resist the conclusion that the words in ver. The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Any child above the age of four or five can do it. And the more you embrace God’s love and God’s will for your life, the more you’ll be healed of your sinful nature and the closer you’ll come to the throne of God’s grace. A skilled surgeon doesn’t work in the dark. Perhaps I have gained some confidence along the way from many experiences. GET YOUR FOUR FREE SAMPLES! I don’t say this to put him down, only to say that this illustrates how radically different the ways of the world are from the ways of God. Karl Menninger, of the Menninger Institute in Topeka, Kansas, caught on quickly to the flaw of this logic. All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan. David had his share of turmoil. Wait for Yahweh. David turned to God. We even talk this way. Liberal critics have asserted without any textual basis that the psalm was originally two psalms, because the tone of verses 1-6 differs from verses 7-12. Through training and long hours of drills and fitness building, he worked his way up to be starting quarterback. I remember when Rose, Ramón and I went through Hurricane Andrew back in 1992.