12Aug

Psalm 23

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Series: Praying the Psalms: Anchoring Ourselves in God’s word  Text: Psalm 23 Preacher: David Hurlocker http://nlccoe.com/Sermons/Praying%20the%20Psalms/8-12-18_Psalms_23.mp3 Psalm 23 is, perhaps, one of the better known psalms from the Bible. Yet I wonder if it is simultaneously also one of the most applied (and prayed) psalms of the Bible?

05Aug

Psalm 19

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Series: Praying the Psalms: Anchoring Ourselves in God’s word  Text: Psalm 19 Preacher: Brent McCrory http://nlccoe.com/Sermons/Praying%20the%20Psalms/8-5-18_psalm_19.mp3   CS Lewis described Psalm 19 as the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world. I have not read enough poetry to fully, with intellectual honesty, agree with…

22Jul

Psalms 6-8

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Series: Praying the Psalms: Anchoring Ourselves in God’s word  Text: Psalms 6-8 Preacher: Tom Herring http://nlccoe.com/Sermons/Praying%20the%20Psalms/7-22-18%20Psalms6-8.mp3 It is amazing what one can see by reading and rereading Scripture. Additionally, it is, perhaps, even more amazing when what one sees begins to be worked into the fabric of one’s life. Or…

15Jul

Preacher: David Hurlocker    http://nlccoe.com/Sermons/Praying%20the%20Psalms/7-15-18_VBS_Worship_service.mp3   Vacation Bible School was a wet, learning, fun, and wild time for children from six Emporia Congregations this year as children learned that all of God’s promises are answered “yes” in Jesus. This sermon is a reflection on VBS, as well as how…

08Jul

Psalm 9

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Series: Praying the Psalms: Anchoring Ourselves in God’s word  Text: Psalm 9 Preacher: Brent McCrory   http://nlccoe.com/Sermons/Praying%20the%20Psalms/7-8-18_Psalm9.mp3 Psalm 9 is our latest stop in our Praying the Psalms series. In it we see much by way of contrast (way more than mentioned in the sermon) as well as how YHWH is present in…

01Jul

Series: Praying the Psalms: Anchoring Ourselves in God’s word  Text: Mark 4:26-29; Psalms 1-5 Preacher: Brent McCrory http://nlccoe.com/Sermons/Praying%20the%20Psalms/7-1-18-Psalm1-5.mp3 Time moves quickly. Perhaps this often mentioned saying is more apparent today, at the half-way point for the year. In light of this it is good to take a look around and evaluate…

24Jun

Psalm 5

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Series: Praying the Psalms: Anchoring Ourselves in God’s word  Text: Psalm 5 Preacher: Brent McCrory http://nlccoe.com/Sermons/Praying%20the%20Psalms/6-24-18-Psalm5.mp3 You have likely heard sayings, and even statistics, about how one starts their day is extremely important. Yet we talked about starting our day well by ending it well last week with Psalm 4. This week…

17Jun

Psalm 4

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Series: Praying the Psalms: Anchoring Ourselves in God’s word  Text: Psalm 4 Preacher: Brent McCrory http://nlccoe.com/Sermons/Praying%20the%20Psalms/6-17-18Psalm4.mp3 Sleep. We all need it. Rhythm. Without it life remains chaotic. In light of these realities, let us seek to ‘start’ our day well by ‘ending’ it well. SELAH. 6.17.18 Psalm4 sermon ppt

10Jun

Psalm 3

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Series: Praying the Psalms: Anchoring Ourselves in God’s word  Text: Psalm 3 Preacher: Brent McCrory http://nlccoe.com/Sermons/Praying%20the%20Psalms/6-10-18-Psalm3.mp3 Everyone reading this has had difficulty in their life. In fact, everyone not reading this has had difficulty in their life as well. So, one could say difficulty is a constant…the variable is in how we…

03Jun

Psalm 2

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Series: Praying the Psalms: Anchoring Ourselves in God’s word  Text: Psalm 2 & Psalm 1 Preacher: Brent McCrory http://nlccoe.com/Sermons/Praying%20the%20Psalms/6-3-18-Psalm2.mp3 Psalm 1 & Psalm 2 have both been called “pre-prayer” psalms, meaning they help to orient us toward the psalter (book of Psalms) as a whole. Both of them contain contrasts. Both of…