Sermons

Contempt

Sun, Jul 10, 2016
Duration:43 mins
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He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.” (Psalm 2:4-6 ESV) “Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt me” This old rhyme is true on a physical level but completely false on an emotional one. The words have the ability to rip our souls apart. Words of hatred. Words of gossip. Words of anger. Words of contempt. They can all do damage that is deep and life altering. We can all think of things that have been said to us, hopefully both in the positive and negative, that have directed our lives and thoughts. So this week we want to deal with the emotion of contempt. It often comes out in our words. How should our feelings about other people be shaped by God. In Psalm 2, the psalmist tells us that even God mocks and hold some people in contempt. Are we to do the same? Is he talking about the same emotion? Jim Maynard will be opening up the scriptures for us this weekend. I encourage you to take a look at the Psalm and come ready to be challenged.
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