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SermonSermons from the Psalms, 5 - Fainting
      "I had fainted, unless I had believed." Psalm 27: 13 Clovis G. Chappell: HERE is a man who realizes that he has had a very close call. He has just succeeded in traversing a bit of rugged road that threatened to work his ruin. More than once had his knees gone weak. More than once had the whole world seemed to grow black about him. Again and agai
SermonSermons from the Psalms, 6 - The Transiency of Tears
      "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalm 30:5 Clovis G. Chappell: WHAT a gem of a text! Of course there are many who do not believe it, who feel that it is beautiful poetry and nothing more. There may be those who have found life especially hard, who will fling away from it indignantly, declaring that it simply is n
SermonSermons from the Psalms, 7 - The Goodness of God
      "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together." Psalm 34:3 Clovis G. Chappell: THIS sunny singer has a wooing word upon his lips. He is not abusive. He is not undertaking to prod us. He is not setting himself to the task of driving [compelling] us out to church. He is resolved that he himself will go. He is bent upon having a p
SermonSermons from the Psalms, 8 - My Tongue
      "I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue." Psalm 39:1 Clovis G. Chappell: Here is a man who has resolved to control his tongue. Most of us know perfectly well how to sympathize with him in his great decision. So much is this the case that we feel that we might even be able to trace with considerable accuracy some of the steps
SermonSermons from the Psalms, 9 - A New Song
      "He hath put a new song in my mouth." Psalm 40:3 Clovis G. Chappell: HERE is a word to interest the most listless. However drowsy we are, this text ought to rouse us into eager wakefulness. However hopeless we are, it ought to startle us into glad expectation. It is a word that is needed in every age. It is especially needed by the jaded generat
SermonSermons from the Psalms, 10 - The Great Thirst
      "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God." Psalm 42:1 I Clovis G. Chappell: YEARS ago as a lad I was working one day in a field on the back side of my father's farm. This field was washed by the songful waters of the Buffalo River. Away in the distance on the opposite side of the farm stood a range of
SermonSermons from the Psalms, 11 - A Radiant Certainty
      "This I know, that God is for me." (Psalm 56:9, Am. RV) I Clovis G. Chappell: There are at present many voices clamoring for our attention. Almost every kind of huckster is crying his wares in the street. Those who have a panacea for all our ills are numerous. But they are little more so than those who despair of any remedy at all. Nor is thi
SermonSermons from the Psalms, 12 - The Ageless Theme
      "Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul." (Psalm 66:16) Clovis G. Chappell: Here is a man who is determined to get a hearing. He has a story to tell that simply will not keep. He must share it with others. He has an eye more compelling than that of the Ancient Mariner. Not only so, but he seems to t
SermonSermons from the Psalms, 13 - Keeping Our Footing
      "But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well-nigh slipped." (Psalm 73:2) Clovis G. Chappell: This valiant climber is sharing with us some of the experiences that he has met along the pilgrim's road. He has come at last to where he walks with a certain sureness of step. He feels the road firm and solid beneath his feet because he h
SermonSermons from the Psalms, 14 - The Recovered Enthusiasm
      "Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" Psalm 85:6 I Clovis G. Chappell: MY text is a prayer. It comes out of one of the most beautifully spiritual Psalms of the Bible. Here a patriot and saint is presenting before God a petition that he believes to be of vital importance both to himself and to his people. Devout
SermonSermons from the Psalms, 15 - Bless the Lord with Thanksgiving
      "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits." (Psalm 103:2) Clovis G. Chappell: This sane and robust saint has been looking over the garden of his heart. He has doubtless found many lovely flowers blooming there. But there is one winsome blossom called gratitude that he does not find growing in such profusion as he desires. There
SermonSermons from the Psalms, 16 - The Turning Point
      "I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies." (Psalm 119:59) Clovis G. Chappell: This man is giving us a bit of his personal history. He is telling how life for him took on a new departure. He is looking back to a certain yesterday when he entered into possession of that transforming experience which the writers of the New Tes
SermonSermons from the Psalms, 17 - Capitalizing on Our Calamities
      "It is good for me to have been in trouble." (Psalm 119:71, Moffatt) Clovis G. Chappell: HERE is a man looking back upon his yesterdays. He is taking a glance at the way along which he has come. That way has not been altogether through green pastures and beside still waters. Sometimes it has dipped down into dreary canyons or climbed up over toi

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