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Sermons by Bob Almond (Page 2)

21/8/16 pm Psalm 9

Psalm 9 Psalm 9 often taken together with Psalm 10 – but I’m not going to. Half of an acrostic My Duty: 1. To witness – declaring what God has done, out loud and in public. Vv1,2,11,14. This Psalm (which is almost a compilation, a sort of ‘best hits’ Psalm) repeatedly seems to be declaring…

17/7/2016 pm Psalm 5

Let’s take this Psalm to pieces – you can do this with me now. Vv1&2 – a repeated request for God to hear the prayer of the Psalmist. A summary of what the Psalm is about. V3 – I’m going to pray, and wait to hear. V4-6 – the character of God which prompts the…

3/7/2016 pm Psalm 4

Psalm 4 A Psalm written in a time when something has gone wrong, and people are dissatisfied and turning to gods who offer the prospect of ‘more’ Maybe some sort of national calamity. Certainly seems to be connected with prosperity, but (reading between the lines) seems to be that people who have enough want their…

26/6/2016 pm Psalm 3

Psalm 3 – the protection of God: So tempting to turn this into a bland, condition-free promise of God’s protection. And quite a few people I’ve been speaking to over the last few days have been looking for that -’God’s in control; it’ll turn out OK in the end.’ No such promise: if there were,…

12/6/2016 pm Psalm 1

Psalm 1 A ‘Wisdom’ Psalm – and the introduction to the whole of the book of Psalms. It’s an explanation of why the collection has been put together – to eflect on the Psalms is to be the kind of person who ‘meditates on his law day and night.’ The Psalm paints two pictures, and…

8/5/2016 am Basix 3 – Why the Cross?

Basix 3 – Jesus: what did he do? And in particular, what was the Cross all about? Why was it needed? It’s quite obvious that Jesus chose a path that he knew would lead to his own death.. What kind of ministry is it, that is designed to end in such a way? Jesus was…