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Psalm 51 - A Broken and Contrite Heart

January 10th, 2010

A sermon on Psalm 51 by Les Henley at Morning Church and Night Church on the 10th of January 2010.

Sermon outline:

  • Background
    • David and Bathsheba - 2 Samuel 11
    • David and Nathan - 2 Samuel 12
      • David's confession: 2 Samuel 12:13a
      • God's response: 2 Samuel 12:13b
    • Contrast:
      • Adam and Eve
      • David
  • Psalm 51
    • Terms
      • Sin (verses 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 13)
      • Transgression (verses 1, 3, 13)
      • Iniquity (verses 2, 5, 9)
    • David's sin
      • Depraved heart
      • Not capable of making itself righteous
    • God establishes rebirth
    • David:
      • v1-2: seeks God's mercy
      • v3-5: confesses his sin
      • v6: only by God does he know his sin
      • v7-12: repents
      • v13-16: anticipates his response to God's mercy
      • v17: recognises the standard
      • v18-19: submits to God's response