Sermons on Trust
An Expositional Sermon Psalm 9:1-20 “God Is a Stronghold for the Oppressed” Theme/Big Idea: God’s people respond to God with thanks, trust, telling, asking for God’s grace, acknowledging His judgment, and asking Him to not let men prevail Aim/Appropriation/Application: Pursue maturity in Christ by responding to God in the 5 ways listed below in the outline. Outline: (1) Give Thanks and Praise to God (Psalm 9:1-2) (2) Put Your Trust in God (Psalm 9:3-10) (3) Tell God’s Deeds Among the Peoples (Psalm 9:11-12) (4) Ask for…
An Expositional Sermon Psalm 4:1-8 “God Is Our Trust” Theme/Big Idea: The joy and peace of God’s people is rooted in God, not their circumstances. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Have God as the only source of your joy and peace in the face of the temptation to believe that these things come from men. Outline: (1) God Is the Source of Peace (Psalm 4:1, 7-8) (2) The Opposition and Emptiness of Supposed Good that Comes from Men (Psalm 4:2, 6) (3) Pursue the “5-Fold Spirituality”……
Big Idea/Theme: God’s Word is an expression of His love for His people. Application/Aim: Embrace the love of God for His people by trusting in Jesus Christ. (1) God’s Word Points Us to His Love for Us in Jesus Christ (Daniel 9:20-23) (2) God’s Promises Are Fulfilled in Jesus Christ (Daniel 9:24) (A) First description of the 70 weeks in v. 24: 6 promises to be accomplished (B) Second description of the 70 weeks in vv. 25-27: Historical things that will happen. (3) History Points to Jesus Christ (Daniel 25-27) (A) 70 Weeks, Part 1: 7 Weeks – rebuilding of Jerusalem & coming of anointed one (B) 70 Weeks, Part 2: 62 Weeks – continued rebuilding of Jerusalem in “troubled time” (C) 70 Weeks, Part 3: 1 Week – anointed one cut off forging a covenant, a prince’s people will destroy Jerusalem. – Last week is described twice. Jesus is the fulfillment of this text. He fulfills both what was to be accomplished in the 70 weeks, and he fulfills the historical contours of what would happen in the 70 weeks. The way that God answers Daniel’s prayers for the forgiveness of the sins of God’s people is by helping him to forward to the good news of a covenant that would be forged in a “messiah” that would be cut of – namely, Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 10:1-14).
Theme: Man is a reflection, under authority, powerless, and made to worship God. Aim: Trust in the only God who is able to save us from the trials in this world and His eternal wrath that we deserve for our sin. What is man? (1) Man Is A Reflection (Daniel 6:1-9) (2) Man Is Under Authority (Daniel 6:10-15) (3) Man Is Powerless (Daniel 6:16-23) (4) Man Is Made to Worship God (Daniel 6:24-28)
Theme: God is the sovereign protector of His people. Aim: Pray that God would shape our church like this: Humble trust in God > Issuing to humble authority > leading strength in our church > trusting in God as our Shield and sovereign Protector > leading to blessedness. (1) God Is Our Strength (Psalm 144:1-2) (2) We Don’t Deserve God (Psalm 143:3-6) (3) God Is a Warrior (Psalm 144:5-8) (4) God’s Protection Leads to Worship (Psalm 144:9-11) (5) God’s People Are Blessed (Psalm 144:12-15)
Theme: We don’t know when Jesus is coming, but He is coming so keep watch. Aim: Live your life for the glory of God in light of Christ’s certain return. (1) Only the Father Knows (Mark 13:32) (2) Be On Guard (Mark 13:33) (3) Stay Awake (Mark 13:33-37).
Theme: Christ’s words are trustworthy, Aim: Will you believe Him? (1) Hope In Jesus (Mark 13:1-2) (2) Listen to and Believe Jesus (Mark 12:13:3-8) (3) Persevere (Mark 13:9-13) (4) Trust and Obey Jesus’ Words (Mark 13:14-23) (5) Be Encouraged that Jesus Is Coming Back (Mark 13:24-27) (6) Jesus’ Words Last Forever (Mark 13:28-31)