Posts Tagged Sin

Forum Friday

First off, apologies for not posting yesterday.  My wife and I are in the middle of a home purchase and processing the paperwork and reading over inspection reports caused the day to get away from itself yesterday.  Top that off with me helping the ministry I used to work for move out of their old […]

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself…and God – Psalm 5:7-8

Psalm 5:7-8 (For the first two installments of this study, click here and here.) Fear is something that is generally seen as only negative.  Granted, fear can be funny, like when someone hides in a closet wearing a gorilla suit and jumps out to startle an unsuspecting victim.  It can also be quite profitable, as […]

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The Ugliness of Sin – Psalm 5:4-6

Psalm 5:4-6 They say there’s a heaven for those who will wait Some say it’s better but I say it ain’t I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints The sinners are much more fun… You know that only the good die young Billy Joel released that song in 1977, and it […]

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My Buddy or My King? – Psalm 5:1-3

Psalm 5:1-3 Every morning when Grace, my two year-old daughter, wakes up, she cries out my name.  “Daddy, Daddy, Daddyyyyyyyyyy,” is usually the equivalent of my alarm clock.  When I enter her room, sometimes there are tears in her eyes as she reaches out to me in sorrow and fear, realizing that she’s alone in […]

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First Impressions of Psalm 5

Psalm 5 Theme The theme of Psalm 5 is righteousness.  There is a definite interplay between the righteousness of the Lord and His people and the unrighteousness, or wickedness, of the evil, sinful, and unbelievers.  The word righteousness (at least as far as English translations are concerned) appears in verse eight (referring to the Lord) […]

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Guest Response to Psalm 4

The guest response for Psalm 4 comes to us today from Renah Thompson.  Renah is a member of Faith Free Lutheran Church, where I serve as pastor.  She serves on our Christian Education Committee and is a regular accompanist for our Sunday worship services. Today was a long, chaotic day.  A day of responsibilities to […]

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Walk This Way – Psalm 4:4-5

Psalm 4:4-5 (For the first two installments of the study on Psalm 4, click here and here.) Septuagint Translation 4Be angry, and do not sin;             ponder in your hearts and on your beds be greatly troubled. 5Offer sacrifices of righteousness,             and hope in the Lord. The first phrase of verse four is cited […]

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Evangelizing the Opposition – Psalm 4:2-3

Psalm 4:2-3 (For the first study on Psalm 4, click here) Septuagint Translation 2Sons of man, how long until your hearts are hardened?             Why do you love emptiness and seek after lies? 3But know that the Lord magnifies his holy ones;             the Lord will hear me when I cry to him. These two verses […]

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Nothing Beats a Good Night’s Sleep – Psalm 3:5-6

Psalm 3:5-6 (For the first two parts of this study, click here and here) Septuagint Translation 5I was laid down and I slept,             I was awakened because the Lord will be my help. 6I will not be afraid of the myriads of people             surrounding me to attack me. First of all, this is probably […]

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Failed Alliteration Friday

No “Focus Friday” today because I’m not actually asking any questions for the purpose of refining the blog.  We’ll review the shorter posts and new format for the Bible studies next week when we have more of a sample size to work with. On to the Links: Two articles from Answers in Genesis this week do […]

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