Posts Tagged Sin

Time to Check the I.D. – Psalm 7:6-7

Psalm 7:6-7 (For the previous installments in the study on Psalm 7, click here and here).  [1] I don’t remember much from the Iliad and the Odyssey when I read them in high school.  In fact, I remember almost nothing.  My entire knowledge of the plot line, characters, et al, comes from the made-for-TV movie […]

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On Doubt, Self-Examination, and Plot Advancement – Psalm 7:3-5

Psalm 7:3-5 (For the first installment of the study on Psalm 7, click here.)  [1]  How often are you absolutely confident about the result of your actions (and the motives behind those actions)?  How sure are you that you can trust yourself in any given situation? Self-doubt is a tried and true plot device used in […]

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Thinking about Scar and not Aslan – Psalm 7:1-2

Psalm 7:1-2 [1] Lions have performed in a broad spectrum of roles in popular culture.  In movies, television, and literature they have been both the antagonist and protagonist, hero and villain.  Just think of the difference between Scar and Aslan. The lion is also used in a variety of images in the Bible: In Isaiah […]

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Misery Loves Company – Psalm 6:8-10

Psalm 6:8-10 (For the previous three studies on Psalm 6, click here, here, and here.) [1] Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “misery loves company.”  I think that phrase applies to our passage today, in a sort of not-in-the-way-it’s-normally-used sense.  David has been wallowing in misery throughout the duration of this Psalm.  And now we find out […]

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Guilt and Consequences – Psalm 6:6-7

Psalm 6:6-7 (For the first two studies on Psalm 6, click here and here.) [1] We’ve all played the blame game at some point in time or another.  We’ve all tried to deflect the guilt we feel onto something or someone else. Why? Because guilt doesn’t feel good.  It makes us feel bad.  Often times really […]

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Marooned on a Desert Island – Psalm 6:4-5

Psalm 6:4-5 (For the first study on Psalm 6, click here.) Often, in preaching and in teaching, I have stated that the most quoted verse in the Bible isn’t John 3:16, but rather it is, “God helps those who help themselves.”  The only problem is this verse is not in the Bible.  Go ahead, look for […]

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A Meltdown Moment – Psalm 6:1-3

Psalm 6:1-3 People love meltdowns…from a distance.  For many, the highlight of a baseball game, especially for fans of a losing team, is watching as a player or manager loses his cool with an umpire.  The ensuing argument provides entertainment and usually brings the crowd to life, and it only escalates the situation when the […]

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Responding to Psalm 5

Psalm 5 (Here is the complete study on Psalm 5: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.) I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I wrote yesterday on Psalm 5:11-12.  The verse that has kept popping into my mind is, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever,” […]

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The Blessing of Hope – Psalm 5:11-12

Psalm 5:11-12 (for the first four installments of the study on Psalm 5, click here, here, here, and here.) Hope is an interesting thing in our day and age.  We hope for many things.  As a sports fan, I hope that the particular teams to which I dedicate my allegiance do well, and ultimately win a […]

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Vengeance is Mine – Psalm 5:9-10

Psalm 5:9-10 (For the first three installments of this study, click here, here, and here.) On May 2, 2011, the United States announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a military operation.  The orchestrator of multiple terror attacks that resulted in the deaths of several innocent people, bin Laden was considered Public Enemy […]

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