Before the "Gods"

Sermon Recording

Sermon Outline

Speaker: Rev. David Ellis
Sermon Series: Psalms

Psalm 138 (ESV)
Of David.

 1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
    before the gods I sing your praise;
2 I bow down toward your holy temple
    and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
    for you have exalted above all things
    your name and your word.
3 On the day I called, you answered me;
    my strength of soul you increased.

4 All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord,
    for they have heard the words of your mouth,
5 and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
    for great is the glory of the Lord.
6 For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,
    but the haughty he knows from afar.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
    you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
    and your right hand delivers me.
8 The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
    your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
    Do not forsake the work of your hands.

David Ellis is senior pastor of Astoria Community Church PCA in Queens. He has a Masters of Divinity degree from New York Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Covenant Theological Seminary. His wife, Sobeyda, is a psychotherapist with a private practice in Manhattan. They have four grown children and one grandson. David was the speaker at our Spring Retreat this year.