Jan 27, 2023

Psalm 103

I am working on a commentary on the Psalms. I have decided to compile some helpful links that I discovered during my research. It includes a mix of exegetical and sermonic links. Here is what I have for Psalm 103 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful in the comments section.

Analysis by C. J. Labuschagne: https://www.labuschagne.nl/ps103.pdf

John MacArthur sermon: https://www.gty.org/library/sermons-library/81-25/remembering-all-his-benefits

William Barrick’s notes: https://drbarrick.org/files/studynotes/Psalms/Ps_103.pdf

Gospel Logic from Psalm 103: https://davidschrock.com/2011/11/12/gospel-logic-from-psalm-103  

Psalm 103: What Mick Jagger Could Learn from the Sweet Psalmist of Israel: https://davidschrock.com/2008/08/07/psalm-103-what-mick-jagger-could-learn-from-the-sweet-psalmist-of-israel

John Piper, Bless the Lord, O My Soul: https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/bless-the-lord-o-my-soul

James Hamilton Sermon, “Far as the East from the West” : https://kenwoodbaptistchurch.com/sermons/far-as-the-east-from-the-west

Psalm 103 devotional: https://www.generations.org/devotionals/116

Jan 26, 2023

Romans 13

This is an interesting post noting how Romans 13 is applied by some in different countries.

Jan 25, 2023

One-Sentence Preaching

Haddon Robinson had long championed the "big idea" method of preaching. But some have begun to question it (see for example here). In any case, if you are going to use it then Peter Mead's post here is worth heeding.

Jan 22, 2023

Pastors as Pastoral

In the ecclesiastical tradition I participate in, the title pastor is often preferred over others like elder or minister. One could debate the merits of this preference but what I find more troubling is that too many "pastors" forget that the title relates to shepherding. And all too many build their ministry model more around business practices and CEOs than the practice of caring for sheep. 

Recently while teaching Acts 9:36-43, I was struck how Peter served like a shepherd. Peter came when he was called in response to death of Tabitha/Dorcas (v. 39). Although, Luke tells us that "Lydda was near Joppa," it was around a twelve-mile journey and likely traveled by foot. Peter does not say that he is too busy vision casting nor send someone else. He simply goes. One can imagine that apostles have places to go and people to see but Peter seems to have understood that pastors ought to be pastoral (1 Pet 5:1-4).