Journeyman Project Dispatches from the Life of Patrick Fowler: Christianity Explored


Sermon #7: The Stability to Live Boldly – Psalm 125

Last semester I struggled and struggled over the proper selection of classes for my final months at Dallas Theological Seminary. After much deliberation, I find that this semester I will be giving three sermons in preparation for life after graduation.While I have no intention of spending hours and hours of time in preparation for speaking every Sunday morning, I know that speaking is part of my future in many respects...and I want to be able to communicate effectively at those times. I've come a long way already, since sermon #1, and I hope you find that this message is engaging and challenging to listen to.

As always, I have shared my outlines and manuscript below as well. This message is one I want to share, not one I wish to keep for my own exclusive purposes. Feel free to use the material without need to give me credit in any way.

The great advantage to the extensive preparation required in giving a sermon is that God gets to do some in-depth work on my heart. This sermon really hit home on my own struggles at the present time. It is given by a graduating seminary student, to graduating seminary students. It is my hope that you'll find a way to apply it to your own life as well. As the Psalmist says, (1) to see God as your wall of protection, giving your life incredible stability, (2) to trust that God will not allow the righteous to be oppressed for long, and (3) to live in expectation that God is actively at work securing your life.

In short, "God gives us the stability to live boldly!" Live Boldly!

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Sermon Outlines - Exegesis of the Text

Sermon Manuscript (Full text of my sermon)

Sermon Audio