Posts tagged Psalms
Who Will Live With God?

Rev. Bruce Brown

June 23, 2019

Psalm 15

I. The Question that Matters Most (verse 1)

II. The Answer that Searches Hearts (verses 2-5)

III. The Promise of God (verse 5)

“Not worthy, Lord! To gather up the crumbs

With trembling hand that from Thy table fall,

A weary, heavy-laden sinner comes

to plead Thy promise and obey Thy call.

I am not worthy to be thought Thy child,

nor sit the last and lowest at Thy board;

too long a wand’rer and too oft beguiled,

I only ask one reconciling word.

~ Edward H. Bickersteth

Leaving a Biblical Legacy

Rev. Bruce Brown

June 16, 2019

Psalm 78:1-8


I. Proclaiming God’s Works (verses 1 -4)

II. Passing on God’s Commands (verses 5-6)

III. Purposing God’s Plan (verses 6-8)

 “All Christian parenting… begins with God. There is One ultimate, unchanging Reality, namely, God. All else in parenting comes from Him. All else is for Him. He is the first and the last and the center of parenting and education. He is the main thing in how you rear children and teach children and discipline children. It all begins with God and it all is built on God and it all is to be shaped by God. If there is one memory that our children should have of our families and our church it is this; they should remember God. God was first. God was central. There was a passion for the supremacy of God in all things.” 

~ John Piper

Christmas Brings a Royal Priest

Psalm 110

December 23rd, 2018

I.                    The Powerful Reign of the King (Vss. 1-3)

II.                  The King is the Forever Priest (Vss. 4)

III.                When the Priest – King Returns (Vss. 5-7)

“If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies.  Yet the distance makes no difference.  He is praying for me!”  ~ Robert Murray McCheyne

“Glorious now behold Him arise: King and God and Sacrifice; Alleluia, Alleluia!  Earth to heav’n replies.  O star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light.”  We Three Kings, John H. Hopkins, Jr.

PROSPERITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WORSHIP IS SUNDAY AT 10:00 AM,  5533 PPC DRIVE,  CHARLOTTE, NC.   704-875-1182

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO THE SERVICE

Christmas Brings an Invincible Throne

Psalm 2

December 2nd, 2018

      I. The World that Hates (verses 1-3)          

II.   The Throne that Overcomes (verses 4-9)

III.  The Message that Calls (verses 10-12)

“The only safe place from the wrath of God is in God. Everywhere outside of His care is dangerous. He is the only hiding place from His own wrath. If you see Him as frightening and try to run away and hide, you will not find a place to hide. There is none. Outside of God’s care there is only wrath. But there is a refuge from the wrath of God, namely, God… Come to God. Take refuge in God. Hide in the shadow of His wings. This is where we live and serve with joyful trembling.” 

 ~ John Piper


PROSPERITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WORSHIP IS SUNDAY AT 10:00 AM,  5533 PPC DRIVE,  CHARLOTTE, NC.   704-875-1182

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO THE SERVICE

A Song About Honest Doubt

October 7

Psalm 73

Rev. Dave Latham

I. The Entrance of Doubt (verses 1-14)

II. A Turning Point (verses 16-20)

III. The Resolution (verses 21-28)

Big Idea: We all struggle with honest doubt when we see the wicked thrive. But God meets us in the midst of our doubt and shows us more of Himself in the process.

PROSPERITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WORSHIP IS SUNDAY AT 10:00 AM,  5533 PPC DRIVE,  CHARLOTTE, NC.   704-875-1182

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO THE SERVICE

PERSONAL POWER

Psalm 139:13-24

Rev. Bruce Brown

I.   Adoration for God's Power (verses 13-18)

II.  An Argument from the Womb (verses 13-16)

III. Appreciating God's Personal Power (verses 19-24)

“What can be more exquisite in all its parts than the formation of our bodies! Divine skill is manifested in the design of its innumerable members. Wonder is exhausted in the contemplation. Select any part, it proclaims that infinite wisdom devised the plan, and infinite power brought it to perfection. Can this great Creator not have most intimate acquaintance with the beings which He thus formed?”  ~  Henry Law

Prosperity Presbyterian Church Worship Service Sunday at 10:00 AM

5533 PPC Drive, Charlotte 704-875-1182

In the Morning I know His Heart

January 14, 2018

Rev. Bruce Brown

Psalm 5

I.   God is Responsive (verses 1-3)

II.  God is Merciful (verses 4-7)

III. God is Just (verses 8-10)

IV. God is Protective (verses 11-12

 

"We must know what God is like before (or as) we pray.  The character of God is the basis and springboard of our prayers."  ~ Dale Ralph Davis

 "Thou art coming to a King, Large petitions with thee bring; for His grace and pow'r are such none can ever ask too much."  ~ John Newton's hymn, Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare

Prosperity Presbyterian Church - 5533 PPC Drive, Charlotte, NC  704-875-1182

Worship Service is at 10:00 AM - Please come and worship with us. 

Cultivating a Heart of Gratitude

Psalm 100

    I. The Prescription to Be Grateful (Vss. 1,2,4)

    II. The Purpose Behind Gratitude (Vss. 3, 5)

    III. The Practice of Gratitude (Vss. 1-5)         

Pastor Bruce Brown

“God certainly understands that we are "only human."  But what He wants for us and from us is a joyful and humble heart.  And a heart like that can only come from gratitude.  Gratitude is foundational to vibrant, healthy Christianity."   ~ William P. Farley

Prosperity Presbyterian Church

5533 PPC Drive

Charlotte, NC 28269

704-875-1182 ext. 4

Praise and Worship the King of the World

Psalm 96

Rev. Shaun Hurrie

October 8, 2017

                    I.   Praise the King for His Unmatched Glory (vss 1-6)

                   II.  Give the King His Due (vss 7-9)

                  III. Worship the King, for He Comes (vss 10-13)

"Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't." - John Piper

Welcome Shaun and Becky Hurrie (Visiting Missionaries)

"Shaun and Becky have four children - Isaac, Anwyn, Elise, and Karis. Shaun was born and raised in South Africa, but has lived in the U.S. since 2002.

They have had the privilege of being active members of Grace Covenant PCA in Hickory since 2003. Shaun served there as a Ruling Elder and the Worship and Children’s Director and Becky served as a Nursery Director.

Since a 2004 Mission's Trip and then a call for Shaun to go to seminary, we have increasingly sensed that God desires for us to serve in Southern Africa. We officially launched with Mission to the World in March of this year and Shaun was set apart for Gospel Ministry in the PCA this past June. As part of preparing for the field long-term our family has moved to Huntersville during the support-raising process. Our desire is to be directly involved with Christian Leadership Training, Church-Plant Support, and Mentoring and Support with the team on the Cape Peninsula."

Prosperity Presbyterian Church

5533 PPC Drive

Charlotte, NC

704-875-1182

Worship Service is at 10:00 AM each Sunday morning. Please come and worship with us. 

HEAR AND SAVOR

HEAR & SAVOR

September 3rd, 2017

PROSPERITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICE

PSALM 19:7-14

I.   THE WORD OF THE LORD (VSS 7-9)

      II.   WHAT THE WORD OF LORD BRINGS (VSS 7-9)

          III.  HOW TO SAVOR THE WORD (VSS 10-11)

Pastor Bruce Brown

“The challenge before us... is not merely to do what God says because he is God, but to desire what /god says because he is good.  The challenge is not merely to pursue righteousness, but to prefer righteousness.  The challenge is to get up in the morning and prayerfully meditate on the Scriptures until we experience joy and peace in believing 'the precious and very great promises of God' (Romans 15:13; 2 Peter 1:4).” ~ John Piper

Look and Listen

Prosperity Presbyterian Church Worship Service

10:00 AM August 27, 2017

Psalm 19;1-7

Rev. Bruce Brown

I.   Creation Speaks! (verses 1-2)

      II.   How Creation Speaks (verses 3-6)

          III.  What Creation Doesn't Say (verse 7)

“To all who will look and listen, during the day God is proclaimed in cloud and sky and rain and rainbows.  When day is done, the night takes over with moon and meteors and galaxies galore.  Together, day and night consistently proclaim one message: ‘God is elegant!  God is exquisite!  God is enthralling!’”

Sam Storms

Basking in the Beauty of the Lord

Prosperity Presbyterian Church, 5533 PPC Drive, Charlotte NC

704-875-1182

Worship Service is at 10:00 AM 

Rev. Bruce Brown

August 13, 2017

Psalm 27

I.   The Soul's Passion (verses 1-6)

II.  The Soul's Prayer (verses 7-12)

III. The Soul's Prescription (13-14)

“The glorious beauty of God will be what will forever entertain the minds of the saints, and the love of God will be their everlasting feast.”   Jonathan Edwards

God Is My Shelter!

Prosperity Presbyterian Church

                  5533 PPC Drive, Charlotte NC 28269                                                                                

   704-875-1182 Ext. 4 for Office

Rev. Bruce Brown

Psalm 16

August 6, 2917

 

  I.   A commitment to God for Our Shelter                                                                (verses 1-4)

 II.  A Contentment in God as Our Inheritance                                                          (verses 5-7)

 III. A Confidence that God Is Our Future                                                                   (verses 8-11)

Q. What is your only comfort in life and death?

A.  That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.  He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation.  Therefore, by his Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for him.                                          Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer #1