Sermons by Douglas Kittredge

“He Descended Into Hell”

Psalm 22 (NKJV) The Suffering, Praise, and Posterity of the Messiah To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Deer of the Dawn.” A Psalm of David. 22 My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning? 2 O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You…

“The Pursuit of Happiness”

Psalm 32 (NKJV) The Joy of Forgiveness A Psalm of David. A Contemplation. 32 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 When I kept silent, my bones grew old Through my groaning all the day long. 4 For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into…

“The Cure for Worry”

Psalm 37:1-20 (NKJV) The Heritage of the Righteous and the Calamity of the Wicked A Psalm of David. 37 Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and…

“The Lord Delivers From All Fear”

Psalm 34 (NKJV) The Happiness of Those Who Trust in God A Psalm of David when he pretended madness before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed. 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear of it and be glad. 3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let…

“The Light Draws Us to Seek Him”

Psalm 27 (NKJV) An Exuberant Declaration of Faith A Psalm of David. 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell. 3 Though an army may encamp against me, My…

“Repentance: the Language of Salvation”

Psalm 6 (NKJV) A Prayer of Faith in Time of Distress To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. On [a]an eight-stringed harp. A Psalm of David. 6 O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure. 2 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled. 3 My soul also is…

“Science and Faith”

Psalm 19 (NKJV) The Perfect Revelation of the Lord To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. 19 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their…

“Worshipping the Sovereign God in our Grief”

Psalm 10 (NKJV) A Song of Confidence in God’s Triumph over Evil 10 Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide in times of trouble? 2 The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised. 3 For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; He blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord. 4 The wicked in…

“God’s Word Contrasted to Man’s Word”

Psalm 12  (NKJV) Man’s Treachery and God’s Constancy To the Chief Musician. On an eight-stringed harp. A Psalm of David. 12 Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. 2 They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak. 3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, And the tongue that speaks proud…

“Designed for Dignity”

Psalm 8 (ESV) How Majestic Is Your Name To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David. 8 O Lord, our Lord,     how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2     Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes,     to still the enemy and the avenger.…