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In Control | Victor A. Shepherd

Victor ShepherdMany people understand sovereignty to mean unlimited, unqualified power, or the capacity to coerce and control. However, this kind of power is more typical of evil. God is sovereign, but he is not all-controlling; the problem with the world is that, while God is sovereign, we are in control.

—Victor A. Shepherd, The Committed Self: An Introduction to Existentialism for Christians (Toronto, ON: BPS Books, 2015), 213.

Bless the Lord: Sermons on Psalm 103

This year I’ve been trying memorize some of the Psalms. I’ve been amazed by the depth of meaning that surfaces once they’re committed to memory. Psalm 103 is one of those Psalms. Our church spent four Sundays delving the riches of the famous call to, “Bless the Lord, O my soul.”

As usual, you can find download links to these messages on the Sermons page. Detailed write-ups are over at my church’s website.

  1. Membership has its privileges: Psalm 103:1-5 (June 26, 2011)
    [audio:http://stephenbarkley.com/media/messages/062611.mp3]
  2. Deeply Forgiven: Psalm 103:6-14 (July 10, 2011)
    [audio:http://stephenbarkley.com/media/messages/071011.mp3]
  3. Two Uncomfortable Truths: Psalm 103:15-18 (July 24, 2011)
    [audio:http://stephenbarkley.com/media/messages/072411.mp3]
  4. God’s Throne: Psalm 103:19-22 (July 31, 2011)
    The audio didn’t work this week. Check out the summary here.

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