Sermons on Psalms

Sermons on Psalms

Potter and the Clay

The Clay and the Potter

September 4……..13th Sunday after Pentecost Elaine York, Commissioned Lay Pastor Psalm 1; Jeremiah 18: 1-11; Philemon 1-7 Spanish Springs Presbyterian Church Good Morning, and Welcome to Spanish Springs Presbyterian Church!  I am Elaine York, your Pulpit Supply Pastor for today. I know that many of you may be sad today because of the departure this week of Pastor Pat and Melissa and I will also miss them.  I want you to know that I was a part of the interview…
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Running on Faith

August 14, 2022——-10th Sunday after Pentecost——-Rev. Patrick Mecham Psalms 80: 1-2, 8-19; Hebrews 11: 29 – 12: 2; Luke 12: 54 – 56 Anybody here like to watch the Olympics when they are on TV?  It’s kind of hard to not get drawn into all the excitement!  And we get inspired and amazed by the dedication and work and PERSEVERANCE each of these athletes has displayed. While hearing our passage from Hebrews this morning, it sounded as if that writer…
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Celebrate and Make a Joyful Noise

July 3, 2022——–4th Sunday after Pentecost—–Elaine York Psalm 66: 1-9; Galatians 6: 1-16; Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20 Good Morning!  I am glad to be back with you here at Spanish Springs Presbyterian Church.  I have several really good friends here so, it is always fun to come to worship with you. In the Fall, I will be joining your Presbyterian Women’s Bible Study as we have had to end one of our circles at St. John’s.  I look forward to…
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The Valley of the Shadow

The Valley of the Shadow          4th Sunday of Easter           Pastor Pat Mecham Mothers’ Day Psalm 23      May 8, 2022       Acts 9: 36-43 Well, it’s Mothers’ Day, and preachers around the country have had to figure out what to preach about today.  Those of us who preach from the common lectionary have to decide: Do I focus on Mothers’ Day and Motherhood, or do I simply go where today’s texts lead me?  In 42 years of ministry, I have often wished that…
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Don’t Be Denied

April 3, 2022………..5th Sunday in Lent………….Pastor Pat Mecham Psalm 126; Philippians 3: 4b-14; John 12: 1-8 Hello.  My name is Lazarus.  You probably remember me because Jesus brought me back from the dead.  Now, that was pretty spectacular, but I want to share with you the tremendous impact that Jesus had on my whole family—especially my sisters, Mary and Martha. I guess I ought to start with Mary, because she’s the one who introduced us to Jesus in the first…
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Reconciled

March 27, 2022———-4th Sunday in Lent Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21; Luke 15: 1-32 Dale was a proud man, a man who was glad that his grown kids had settled in the same area, a man who was happiest when his whole (large) family gathered around the table for a meal.  But Dale had a problem.  His teenaged grandson had acted in a way that he considered to be extremely disrespectful, and he had called him on it.  The…
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Discerning the Path

March 6, 2022——–1st Sunday in Lent Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16    Luke 4:1-13 Remember the old days when you had a trip coming up, and you would get out the old folding maps and make a plan for how you were going to get from here to there?  Those of us who love MAPS always cherished that particular activity!  But now we have a GPS on our phones, and we simply type in our destination and we see two or three…
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Sanctified or Sanctimonious?

March 2, 2022—–Ash Wednesday Psalm 51: 1-17; Matthew 6: 1-6; 16-21 I was driving our daughter, Erin, to school one day, and she was reviewing her vocabulary lesson.  “Dad,” she asked, “What does sanctimonious mean?”  Well, sanctimonious is a word I am familiar with, and I have seen it used numerous times (though I don’t believe I have ever used it!), but I could not think of a way to define it.  She had, in her lesson, some definitions from…
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Those Who Trust in the Lord

Psalm 1—————1 Corinthians 15: 12-20—————Luke 6: 17-26 February 13, 2022—————Rev. Patrick Mecham Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Happy are those who trust in the Lord.  It’s kind of a basic concept in our faith, isn’t it?  I remember seeing a skit back in college where a student gets on an elevator and sees a friend and starts telling them about the new spiritual insight they had recently gleaned: TRUST IN THE LORD!  “Oh, my life has become so much more peaceful…
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Job’s New Insights

Job 42: 1-6, 10-17———-Psalm 34: 1-8, 19-22———22nd Sunday after Pentecost October 24, 2021———–Rev. Patrick Mecham You all know the story of the lowly caterpillar.  It is earthbound, slowly crawling from leaf to leaf, munching its way through life.  Then one day it attaches itself to a branch and develops a chrysalis and, to the uninformed eye, DIES.  How sad.  But, on a later day, the apparently dead thing starts to wiggle and eventually splits and the form of a butterfly…