Sermon Notes

Preaching – Assoc. Pastor Vern Giesbrecht – Scripture passages: Psalm 129



  • The “Songs of Ascent” Psalms

Perseverance Is Tough (vv. 1-3)

  • LEADER: Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth”—
    let Israel now say—

PEOPLE: “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth,
yet they have not prevailed against me.”

  • But they are not despairing (2 Corinthians 4: 8-9)

Perseverance Is Passionate (vv.5-8)

  • A concern for God’s kingdom (v. 5)
  • Anger – a response to indifference to evil (vv. 5-8)

Perseverance Is God-Focused (v. 4)

  • Release of the pain of trials and persecution
  • Trust in our faithful and sovereign God (1 Corinthians 10:13)


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