A Call To Worship

King David wrote in Psalm 33:18-22: “Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.”

Hymn—“O What Matchless Condescension”

Scripture Reading—Psalm 77…

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Cave Adullam

4 Oct 2016, by

The Substance of a Sermon preached at Zoar Chapel, London, in April 1842

“And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him, and he became a captain over them.” (1 Samuel 22:2)

These words contain something more than a literal meaning of the circumstances which are mentioned. And the order in which they have been laid upon my mind is as follows:

I. In many respects, David was an eminent type of the Lord Jesus Christ.
II. The men that went down to the Cave of Adullam, and the circumstances in which they were placed, were typical of all who really go unto Christ for salvation.

I. The psalmist, the sweet singer of Israel, was an eminent, a soul-comforting type of our spiritual David, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Two or three observations here must suffice…

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The Watchman

2 Apr 2012, by

An exposition of Psalm 5:1-3.

David directs his thoughts entirely to God in this Psalm, making it an excellent model of a powerful prayer. Upon a careful reading of the Psalm, four aspects of prayer are highlighted: Its character, object, certainty and benefit. This study examines the first characteristic of a powerful prayer, namely, the dependency of a soul upon the absolute sovereignty of almighty God. Apprehending the governance of God over one’s life is the precursor to an appeal for the guidance of God in one’s life.

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23. Jesus

14 Feb 2012, by

Talk not, O man, of pity, or of love,

Of self-denial, or magnanimity;

Will one of you, from the felon’s neck
(The guilt stain’d wretch,) the fatal halter take,
Bid him go free, and place it on thine own?
Behold! When justice drew his sword of fire—
And flash’d it o’re a vile, sin-deluged world;
Forth then came, the only . . .

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Christ Very God and Man: John 1:29: “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”; Isaiah 9:6: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

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