Weekly sermons from Elim Church
August 10, 2014

OMG: I’m Coming Clean

OMG: I'm Coming Clean

Here is a portion of our penitential psalm: Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty! When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away,… Read more

August 3, 2014

OMG: Take Care Of This, Now!

OMG: Take Care Of This, Now!

What does this psalm, and other imprecatory psalms teach us? 1. That we can risk BEING OPEN AND HONEST WITH GOD. 2. That we can DO THIS TOGETHER… WALK THROUGH LIFE TOGETHER. 3. That the battle really DOES BELONG TO THE LORD

July 27, 2014

OMG: Are You There?

OMG: Are You There?

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.      He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,      he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths      for his name’s sake. Even though I walk      through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,  … Read more

July 20, 2014

OMG: Here I Am To Worship

OMG: Here I Am To Worship

Reflections on God’s greatness… Come, let us sing to the Lord!      Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving.      Let us sing psalms of praise to him. For the Lord is a great God,      a great King above all gods…. Read more

July 13, 2014

OMG: He’s Alive!


OMG: He's Alive!

Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.   You guard all that is mine. The land you have given me is a pleasant land.   What a wonderful inheritance! I will bless the Lord who guides me;   even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with… Read more

July 6, 2014

OMG: I’m Free!

OMG: I'm Free!

Authentic confession happens when you: 1. Take OWNERSHIP and RESPONSIBILITY Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just. –Psalm 51:4 2. Go SPECIFIC and DEEP Wash me clean from my… Read more

June 29, 2014

OMG: I’m At A Crossroad

OMG: I'm At A Crossroad

In Psalm 1, David gives us wisdom on how to make good decisions: How will that decision affect the community? We live in a world of choice… overload… decision fatigue. The best decisions are forged when: We’re in authentic community and we have the community’s best interests in mind. We’re in a place of confidence,… Read more

June 22, 2014

OMG: Good Grief


OMG: Good Grief

The flow of Psalm 130 appears to mimic the experience of grief we humans endure from time to time. Verses 1-2 : Despair Verses 3-4:  Justice/Meaning-Making Verses 5-6: Patience Verses 7-8:  Hope Often we experience difficult times in our lives by first sinking into sadness, fear, etc… (Despair). Next we find ourselves searching for a reason… Read more

June 15, 2014

OMG: Where Can I Go For Help?

OMG: Where Can I Go For Help?

We all need help. Each of us has reached out for help from someone. Today, we study David, who admitted that his only hope was the God of Israel.  Today’s journey psalm is Psalm 121, specifically verses 1-8. I look up to the mountains—     does my help come from there? My help comes… Read more

June 8, 2014

OMG: It’s Dark In Here

OMG: It's Dark In Here

O Lord, God of my salvation,    I cry out to you by day.    I come to you at night. Now hear my prayer;    listen to my cry. –Psalm 88:1-2   Sometimes, this “cry” is a cry to God for: 1. Relief from the pain. 2. Hope in the journey.

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