Praise the Lord — Psalm 150

READ THE TEXT: Psalm 150 (ESV)

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in the sanctuary; praise him in the heavens!

Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him for his excellent greatness!

Praise him with the trumpet; praise him with the lute and harp!

Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!

Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord!

 

INTRODUCTION:

This Psalm, the last...

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Forgiveness and Fellowship

The Blessing of Restored Fellowship with the Lord: Forgiveness and Fellowship

Read:        Psalm 32      

Introduction:

The pain and hurt of broken relationships are real and deep. How often people are wounded and discouraged through personal relationship problems. Yet personal relationship problems abound, and impact daily life often. Think of how many songs lament difficult relationship issues. We are relational beings, and...

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Our Winter Institutes begin in Memphis

institutes in memphis Jan 14, 2021

The dates for the winter Institutes are soon upon us.

The deadline for our “Strengthening Expository Preaching “ Institute (February 23-26) is February 9.

Also, ahead is our Practical Preaching Workshop (March 8-11). Contact us by February 9  as well.

 

You can register online: www.olford.org. Or for further information, you can email us at [email protected], or [email protected]. Call us at 901-453-6422, or 901-453-6444.

 

Health and safety protocols...

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WALKING INTO 2021 — Learning to walk differently

Main Text for Today: Ephesians 4:17-5:21

 

 “I, therefore, ……………..beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,………” (Ephesians 4:1 NKJV).

 

INTRODUCTION:

It is a wonderful day when a baby takes his or her first steps. The occasion may be captured in a picture and sent to family and friends. Soon the infant is learning how to walk. Walking is very important for life and growth. Indeed,...

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The Gospel Message is Still Good News Today

Please read 1 Timothy 1:12-17.

Main Text: 1 Timothy 1:15 NKJV - “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.”

Introduction:

Think about all the messages we receive in a day, or in a week. Some come from people we know, and some come from people we do not know. Some are easy to understand, some are hard to understand. Some are helpful or encouraging. Some are hurtful or discouraging. Some...

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A Message of Mega-Joy

INTRODUCTION:

For some, the Christmas season is just a time to celebrate the end of another year. It may be simply a time to forget all that has happened in daily life as well as what is happening in our struggling world.

That may be especially true this year.

Sadly some miss the joy of the Savior completely.  We know also that this season can be a depressing time for many: especially those who have suffered loss, and those whose lives are filled with personal hardship and painful...

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What Time is it?

A reflection on Galatians 4:4

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons” (ESV).  

Galatians 4:4a  “But, when the fullness of time had come,……” (ESV, NKJV)

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‘Best Practices’ as You Face Hardships in the Ministry

INTRODUCTION: You may be familiar with the “best practices” terminology that is used in various training contexts. Usually, after researching “successful” organizational functions and procedures, the presenter will recommend the best practices for a particular business. These practices are the best ways to handle the operations and challenges that are being faced.

 

TEXT: “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart” (2...

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Don’t Miss God’s Word to You

The Next Time You Open Your Bible Don’t Miss God’s Word to You

I would like you read Isaiah 55 (ESV) written below. Our focus will be on verses 8-11, but the whole chapter needs to be read, if not the whole prophecy of Isaiah!

 

55 “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;
and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
...

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Living a Life Shaped by God’s Revelation

This beautiful Psalm is a poetic celebration and response to God’s personal revelation both through His Creation and through His Word.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And...

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