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podcastWelcome to the Life Under the Blue Sky Skycast (Podcast). In this installment, I will explore Psalm 22. You can access the sermon manuscript and lectionary notes here. Here’s an excerpt from the sermon:

The Psalm doesn’t end with all the wavering and tossing to and fro. It doesn’t end with the ups and downs. It ends with worship! It ends in Praise! It ends in the assembly declaring the greatness of God. Why? Well, I think the reason it ends the way it does is because David was vindicated. David survived God’s silence.

Abraham survived God’s silence. Job survived God’s silence. Elijah survived God’s silence. Joseph survived God’s silence.

Jesus survived God’s silence. Resurrection was the vindication. Resurrection is the vindication.

God is being silent for some of you, but your psalm does not end the way it begins. Mourning lasts for an evening, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Jesus’ vindication, his victory, is the promise of your vindication and your victory. God is probably very silent for some of you right now. But he has promised never to leave you or forsake you. He has promised to raise you up. Be encouraged today in the hope that you have been given in Christ.

You can access the audio here: Psalm 22, On the Journey With and Without God

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[Audio http://ia341212.us.archive.org/0/items/OnTheJourneyWithAndWithoutGodPsalm22/OnTheJourneyWithAndWithoutGodPsalm22May102009.mp3%5D

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Soli Deo Gloria!

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