James describes how to identify counterfeit earthly wisdom and enjoy the inner peace that comes from heavenly wisdom.
“Peace on earth” is a familiar Christmas greeting. It was announced by the angels to Judean shepherds. However, peace on earth is as elusive today as it was 2,000 years ago. Did Christ then fail in his mission in coming to earth?
It is the shortest of the Songs of Christmas which we are studying, but it is the most familiar, and the most profound! In this song, the gospel is announced to the entire world, reminding us that we don’t have to fear, because God has come to us.
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Finding Yourself in the PsalmsPsalm 7The Psalm of a Clear Conscience Circumstances: one of Saul’s men Theme. V. 3-5. David’s innocence Structure: 7 parts. Center is v 9. MID POINT 1-2 Deliverance 3-5 Innocence 6-8 Justice 9 Rest in God 10-13 The Righteousness of God. El Elyon (17) 14-16 The wickedness of men 17 The […]
Finding Yourself in the PsalmsPsalm 4A Psalm for Peaceful Rest Psalm 3 A Psalm for Times of Trouble (a MORNING Psalm – 3:5) Psalm 4 A Psalm for Peaceful Rest (an EVENING Psalm – 4:8) Both center around the rebellion of Absalom. See ch 3 superscription. 1. Sleep Well Tonight, Because God’s Righteousness has been […]
Finding Yourself in the Psalms Psalm 146 Praises to the God Whom We Can Trust 146-150 “Hallelujah Psalms” All begin with imperative “praise the Lord” (Psalm 54:6) "I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, O Lord, for it is good." (Psalm 92:1) " A psalm. A song. For the […]
Finding Yourself in the Psalms Psalm 39 A Psalm of Hope Life without hope is despair “It’s been said that a man can live about 40 days without food, about three days without water, and about 18 minutes without air – but only one second without HOPE.” (Sweeting, 240)Psalm 39 – David considers the […]