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.
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.