January 19, 2020 • Pastor Jeff Beckett • Psalm 115

Here in the midst of the Hallel, a cry is made for God to be glorified. In fact, the entire Psalms is summed up in its first verse … a prayer that we get out of the way and ensure that God receives all glory due Him. But Psalms 115 is a little extra special, since it is widely believed that it is what Jesus and his disciples sang just before he went out to Gethsemane. The word glory used here means “heavy” or “weighty” and is associated with the idea of honor. In other words, as we measure our choices and what we treasure are we certain all glory is pointed at God.

An Encouraging Word

March 8, 2020 • Pastor Jeff Beckett • Psalms

Today we seek to tackle three more stanzas of Psalms 119. Some of the most beautiful passages of the Hebrew Psalms book reside in our three stanzas today. Today’s words are designed to bring you encouragement. Words can help or words can harm. The child of God should know the difference, which is often not found in the truthfulness of the words, but in the right application of them!

The Lord is My Portion!

March 1, 2020 • Pastor Jeff Beckett • Psalms

Today’s eighth stanza of Psalms 119 begins with the awesome phrase, “the Lord is my portion.” It is such a simple statement of fact that it eludes the attention it deserves. What does it mean to have the Lord as your portion? It means that you have become fully satisfied in God, a relationship that must be maintained through His precious word. It is the very essence of the words of Jesus, who told Satan, “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (KJV) So how does a flesh and blood person “live by the words of God?” Let’s examine further Psalms 119.

A Better Word From Above

February 23, 2020 • Pastor Jeff Beckett • Psalms

Today we will tackle three stanzas in the middle of Psalms 119. These stanzas highlight the necessity of making God’s Word a part of your daily regimen. You have been called to think and live differently than the rest of the world, but how can you accomplish that? The world will not give you that blueprint, but the word will and does!