Psalm 137

My Highest Joy

A sermon on Psalm 137, given at Moore Theological College at the students’ chapel, showing the importance of understanding, believing, and preaching the horror verse of the Bible.

Sermon Outline

1          The Horror Verse of the Bible

            a          the ethics of war

            b          the happy – blessing

 2         The Psalm

            a          invitation to sing v1-3

            b          my highest Joy v4-6

            c          the enemies of Zion v7-9

3          The Background

4          The Fulfilment

5          The Crucial Verse

 a          the genuine horror of sin

 b          the retributive nature of justice

 c          the corporate nature of sin and justice

 d          the reality of one’s highest Joys

 e          no forgiveness without atonement   


See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.

This is how God showed his love among us:

He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

This is love:

Not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

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