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Psalm 24: 1-10 D L Moody said “Glory is such a fundamental quality of Heaven that the word “glory” itself is often used as a synonym for Heaven.”  SO! Here we are faced with a Psalm that should melt our hearts with joy and adoration to the praise of His glorious name.  Here we approach a psalm that oozes the glory of God.  Here we approach this psalm and it reminds us why Jesus had to die for sinful man and woman.  This psalm is a powerful reminder to who gets the glory in your life; the eternal Son of God.  But this is also a psalm that should concern us for lost loved ones and remind us who can enter in Heaven’s Gate.  As Jesus said “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all . The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe." (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) And he said, "This is why I told you that no one can come


Psalm 13:1-6 Do you ever wonder if the Lord has forgotten you? Does it seem as if He’s not paying as much attention to you as He once did? Do you ever get the feeling that God is so distant you begin to doubt that He cares? Do you ever accuse God for your Christian life? If so, remember that appearances can be deceiving.  Regardless of how it looks right now, the Lord is not far from you.  He may be giving you an opportunity to trust Him and for you to wait for His help rather than rely on your own resources.  The Christian life for many is like a roller coaster ride! You have mountain top moments to despairing moments of panic, grief, and hopelessness.  If you don’t that’s great! But we do have beloved brothers and sisters where this very real to them.  Even a man after God’s own heart had moments of despair! Look what David pens in this psalm  4 times David cries out “How Long” which literally means “until when”  In the midst of David’s troubles he has tole


Psalm 115:1-8 Who are you trying to please?  Think about that question as we dive into this Psalm this morning.  Think about the implications that the Psalmists is trying to tell you and me when it comes to who gets the glory in this life and throughout eternity.  But first! What is the glory of God defined?  As John Piper says “Defining the glory of God is impossible.”  John is right, but let’s try anyways with our finite minds and understanding.  The glory of God is the beauty of His spirit. It is not an visual beauty or a material beauty, but it is the beauty that stems from His character, from all that He is. The glory of God is described as the supreme purpose for redemption  “In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the