"Wilt thou not revive us again?" It involves the kind of security that comes from the faith that God loves you and will provide for your needs. Make his paths straight'” (Matthew 3:2-3; see Isaiah 40:3-5). Independence Day message --- call to national revival. 8-13). It is appropriate to be afraid in the presence of Godly power. “God Bless America”-Psalm 85:1-13. over 50 years ago Kate Smith introduced the song; God bless. While Carson is talking about the under-40 crowd of pastors who dismiss these kinds of meetings, I want us to realize revival is not just an evangelistic meeting. ), Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000), Mounce, William D., (ed. 4-7), and expresses faith that God will save them (vv. Will You not revive us again so that Your people may rejoice in You? This is the first stanza, a reminder of God’s work in the past: So Israel and Yahweh had “made up.” Exile was over. As a result of this change in the culture, the psalmist asks a series of questions. Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us. L ord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. Selah . That exile was God’s judgment for their sins. If we were to boil the fear of God down to its true essence, it ... Sweet Understanding Series Teach the Text One Volume Sermon Lori Wagner. If I want a movement of God to renew me to His purposes, then I have to wait for God to work. Whatever keeps God’s covenant operative in accord with His character is righteous.7 In other words, God’s people start living right. “his saints” (Hebrew: hasid) (v. 8b). (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1979-1988), Brown, Francis; Driver, S.R. He is saying that God has covered the sins of his people so that they are no longer spiritually naked. “God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good” (tob) (Genesis 1:31). The second is “his nose is out of joint,” which means that he is disturbed or angry or holding a grudge. We will see more people come. f I want a movement of God to renew me to His purposes, then I have to wait for God to work. Verse 2 speaks of Yahweh forgiving Israel’s iniquity and sin. "Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned [thyself] from the fierceness of thine anger." 137. This transcript is intended for your personal, non-commercial use. Groundskeepers prepare athletic fields to insure that no athlete steps in a hole and breaks his leg. Read. Anderson, A.A., The New Century Bible Commentary: Psalms 73-150 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972), Broyles, Craig C., New International Biblical Commentary: Psalms (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1999, Brueggemann, Walter, The Message of the Psalms A Theological Commentary (Minneapolis: Augsburg Press, 1984), Clifford, Richard J., Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Psalms 73-150 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003), DeClaisse-Walford, Nancy; Jacobson, Rolf A.; Tanner, Beth Laneel, The New International Commentary on the Old Testament:  The Book of Psalms (Grand Rapids:  Wm. Their neighbors were hostile, so that their first order of business had to be building walls for protection. The return of the exiles could account for the account of blessings in verses 1-3. First and least importantly, there are those . It was a new day. Of the Korahites. Psalm … Because only the person you pay attention to can help you. Intro: Ill. We know neither the author nor the background for this Psalm. Please use these sermons as the Lord leads, but nothing on this site may be used for profit without my expressed, written permission! They are "spare," "restore," "draw," and "revive," and then why we pray and ask this in Jesus's name. Bridesmaids go ahead of the bride to prepare people for her coming. 12 The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. This psalm is a community lament in which the psalmist recounts blessings conferred on the people by the Lord (vv. That means that out of God’s grace, He will speak truth to us. Before him as a herald goes the righteousness which moves him to the salvation of his people. God speaks peace to us and tells us to not go back to foolish ways (Psalm 85:8). “Will you be angry (Hebrew: ‘anap) with us forever? SCRIPTURE QUOTATIONS are from the World English Bible (WEB), a public domain (no copyright) modern English translation of the Holy Bible. The culture went south again. But revival involves more than that. You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger. Note the similarity of thought between verses 1a and 1b––an example of parallelism, a common feature of Hebrew poetry. To the leader. However, when the exiles returned to Jerusalem, they found the city and temple in ruins. 8 I will hear what God, Yahweh, will speak, Psalm 82 told us about the inalienable rights God has given to everyone which governments are instituted to ensure. Selah You withdrew all Your fury; You turned from Your burning anger.” (Psalm 85:1–3, HCSB), The first stanza of the hymn encourages us to look back at the past and to remember the mercies of God. It was a new day. Show us Your faithful love, Lord, and give us Your salvation.” (Psalm 85:4–7, HCSB) This is the second stanza. If we are living like God wants us to, then He takes that obedience and uses it to pave the road to our future. 14, The Preacher’s Commentary Series (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Inc, 1989), 113. Psalm 85. In 1 Chronicles 15:21, that word is used for musicians using lyres (a stringed instrument, somewhat like a harp) to lead a considerable gathering of singers and musicians. 1-3 God, you smiled on your good earth! That hope also arises at the conclusion of Psalm 23, where the faithful one is pursued by the same tob and hesed celebrated by Psalm 85. 1. Psalms 85:12 - Indeed, the LORD will give what is good, And our land will yield its produce. They get back on the straight and narrow. Also, send me the Evangelical Newsletter. In this verse, the psalmist says that Yahweh has been favorable to his (Yahweh’s) land––the land that he had given to Israel. The psalmist is envisioning a time when the harvest would be plentiful––a gift from Yahweh who gives what is good. We don’t give up hope that He is going to come. The Comfort Zone-- Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13-- Carter Shelley, Stephen P. McCutchan, George L. Murphy, Chris Ewing, Carlos Wilton, George Reed-- Second Sunday of Advent - B-- 2005 (Originally published December 4, 2005) Free Access. There is much talk about revival, but this morning I want us to take some time and analyze what is involved in it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, http://www.ebcjackson2.org/sermons/print/2012/070812_awakening1.pdf, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jimerwin/2014/12/04/gods-work-in-our-salvation/, https://briarwood.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/121760_7-28-13_pm.pdf, http://www.wordsoflife.co.uk/bible-studies/study-7-seven-steps-to-revival/, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jimerwin/2015/07/09/paying-attention-benefits/, Critical Race Theory Examined and Analyzed, Masturbatory Worship and the Contemporary Church. Living Psalms Book is created by UCC Witness & Worship Artists’ Group, a Network of UCC connected artists, activists and ministers bridging the worship and liturgy of the local church with witness and action in the community. However, salvation is tied to God’s love (85:7).3. "An interpretation of Psalm 85:8-13 needs first to find a context in the whole of Psalm 85." There was enough sun and enough rain. The Move to Full Restoration Psalm 85 by Pastor Clinton Macomber. In the psalms, menasseah is used often to mean the music leader. Psalm 85 answers a question: What does God have for us when we have squandered his grace in the past? 10 Mercy and truth meet together. Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. The condition of their homeland had declined, and life was not easy like they had dreamed it to be, and they soon forgot God. Biblical writers, attempting to describe God’s glory using human words, portrayed it as “devouring fire” (Exodus 24:17). This Psalm tells us that we have called and asked God for restoration but until God has done what God is going to do, we are going to do what He has instructed us to do. In other words, God’s people start living right. Shalom was used as a greeting (Judges 19:20). “and cause your indignation (Hebrew: ka’as) toward us to cease” (v. 4b). Will You prolong Your anger for all generations? The word hasid has several meanings, such as kind and merciful and pious. “Show us your loving kindness (hesed), Yahweh” (v. 7a). In other words, God will show us how to live. SERMON TITLE: The America of Tomorrow SERMON REFERENCE: Psalm 85:1-6 LWF SERMON NUMBER: #2416 We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this outline produced from a sermon preached by Adrian Rogers while serving as pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Jesus prayed for unity in the church – the same unity that God the Father had with Jesus. Also, send me the Evangelical Newsletter and special offers. But Israel’s hold on the land and their prosperity waxed and waned with their faithfulness or lack thereof to their responsibilities under the covenant––to honor Yahweh and to obey his commandments. We pray for God to restore our hearts to desire Him. but let them not turn again to folly. We are always tempted to think that we are responsible for whatever goodness has befallen us. 4 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996), Ross, Allen P., A Commentary on the Psalms, 42-89, Vol. A Psalm. Moses told Korah and his followers to allow God to settle the dispute, so they assembled before the Tent of Meeting for that purpose. Most scholars believe that it was written just after Israel returned from captivity in Babylon. You have covered all their sin. The word ‘awon refers to a particularly evil sin. Psalm 85:1-13 The Four Stanzas of Revival. Here is my definition of a revival: the beginning of a movement of God to renew His people and return His people to His purposes. Here, we remember that the past was great, but now the culture has changed. The church sees God provide (Psalm 85:12), “Also, the Lord will provide what is good, and our land will yield its crops.” (Psalm 85:12, HCSB). All Videos PDFs. It can mean eternal life, but it can also mean readmittance to God’s grace––or deliverance from one’s enemies. Truth will spring up from the earth, and righteousness will look down from heaven. MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO. 5. The Paperback Bible. Reflecting on Psalm 85:8-13 without the first 13 verses is akin to a liturgy that omits the call and prayer of confession, moving instead straight to the assurance of pardon. God prepares the church for the next step of the journey (Psalm 85:13), “Righteousness will go before Him to prepare the way for His steps.” (Psalm 85:13, HCSB), “A man’s steps are established by the Lord, and He takes pleasure in his way.” (Psalm 37:23, HCSB). 4. 4. 3 You have taken away all your wrath. “Will you draw out your anger (Hebrew: ‘ap) to all generations?” (v. 5b). Loving kindness is a good translation. In other words, God will show us how to live. He is providing what is good. You have turned from the fierceness of your anger. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. The psalm is a communal prayer for help and can be divided into three sections or stanzas, verses 1-3, 4-7, and 8-13. Selah. 2. 9 Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, Selah. They will rejoice at the new life coursing through their veins, naturally, but they will most especially rejoice that they are once again within the bounds of God’s grace. “You have forgiven” (Hebrew: nasa). July 12, 2015 Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Psalm Sermons / Sermons / ^Psalms. We sometimes sing a hymn that says "Revive us again; fill each heart with Thy love; may each soul be rekindled with fire from above." "There … Psalm 85’s path of God links us to the path proclaimed in the lesson from Isaiah 40 and then picked up by Mark. This works not only in restoring a relationship with God, but with others as well. Read. To the leader. Intro: Ill. We know neither the author nor the background for this Psalm. The psalmist’s fear is that God’s anger will go on forever––to all generations. Kasah can be used for clothing a person to conceal his/her nakedness. 3. The New Testament reminds us that we are people who are now waiting for the return Christ. 6 David and Mary Tucker, Word of Life Ministries, “Seven Steps to Revival,” Series 14 Bible Studies, Internet, http://www.wordsoflife.co.uk/bible-studies/study-7-seven-steps-to-revival/, accessed on 30 September 2016. Details are lacking but the people ask for God’s anger to cease, for national revival, and for a new display of His mercy. 2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people. Ver. The church has more unity (Psalm 85:10). 3. God decided the issue by having the ground open up and swallow Korah and his followers. Salvation (yesa) can have many expressions. Will you draw out your anger (Hebrew: ‘ap) to all generations?” (v. 5). You have restored the fortunes of Jacob. The best definition of a revival is in Acts. It was run down by people who had no respect for God’s things. Psalm 85 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! PSALM 85 AND THE MEANING OF PEACE always turning back to love and forgiveness and hope. Psalm 85 Prayer for the Restoration of God’s Favor - To the leader. For July 28, 2019: SermonStudio. We are likely to thank God for his providence only on special occasions, such as Thanksgiving Day. This is the second stanza. The question then arises, “Will this continue forever? The ASV, which is also in the public domain due to expired copyrights, was a very good translation, but included many archaic words (hast, shineth, etc. Now comes the hard part. The reason is that, in verses 1-3, the psalmist was talking about forgiveness dispensed by God in the past, probably in the return of a remnant from their Babylonian Exile. When a person expresses concern that suffering might go on forever, it often indicates that he/she has endured suffering for what seems like forever. Scripture Formatting. Just look at the verbs that are here in this first paragraph – favorable, restored, forgave, covered, withdrew, turned from. But, as noted in the context above, Israel still needs forgiveness and restoration. Like several psalms, Psalm 85 (in some ways) seems to fit the period of Israel’s return from exile; in other ways it does not. We have grown up with two generations who have been faithful to God and His work here in this church. Keyword: Filter: P1 | Page 4 | Found: 786 sermons: SORT. If we pay attention to God, faithful love and truth will come together in our lives. Indeed, children do suffer for the sins of their parents. “You have forgiven the iniquity of your people. Here scripture teaches us several important things about revival: 1) The MEANING of revival: The Hebrew word translated "revive" here means "bring to life" again. "The psalm is a prayer in the midst of crisis for the ancient faith community." SERMON REFERENCE: Psalm 85:1-6 LWF SERMON NUMBER: #2416 We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this transcript produced from a live sermon preached by Adrian Rogers while serving as pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. One can look at the structure of this psalm and see that it divides nicely into four parts, or like four stanzas in a song. If we prepare so meticulously for the coming of people, both great and small, isn’t it appropriate that righteousness personified should prepare the way for a righteous God! So Israel and Yahweh had “made up.” Exile was over. An arrogant and frightened people refuse God's call through Isaiah to 'come back and quietly trust me' (30,15), but put their faith in the power of forbidden alliances. The idea that punishment might continue to future generations has a Biblical foundation. You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin. It is closer to the more historic sense of a special movement of God’s Spirit that brings with it deep conviction of sin, fresh contrition and fresh holiness, and concomitant zeal for God’s Word and God’s glory—a special movement that may be as short as a few hours or as long as many years, and may result in thousands being renewed, and more thousands being converted. The first time we encountered this word tob was in the creation account. Surely his salvation is nigh them, &c.] Though they be so bleared oft with tears that they cannot see it, and so discouraged that they have even done looking for it, Luke 18:7-8. Mercifully, it is not used in the sense common in some Southern states where it often serves as the near equivalent of “evangelistic meetings” (as in “Last month we held a revival”). This psalm was written by the “Sons of Korah,” which sounds like a modern-day music group. Iniquity is the stronger of the two words. that glory may dwell in our land. Psalm 85:10. There was light for the day and darkness for sleeping. Righteousness has looked down from heaven. In our text this morning the psalmist asks God an important question. 1 D. A. Carson, “Editorial: The Underbelly of Revival? 1. “that glory (kabod) may dwell in our land” (v. 9b). In Latin, it is known as "Benedixisti Domine terram tuam".In Judaism, it is called "a psalm of returned exiles". That would account for the expressions of faith in verses 8-13. and cause your indignation toward us to cease. It has elements of evangelism. ◄ Psalm 85:10 ► Loving devotion and truth have joined together; righteousness and peace have kissed. The Immediate Word. Today’s passage contains the beautiful imagery of justice and peace (or mercy, as other translations put it) kissing each other. 1. 4-7), and expresses faith that God will save them (vv. Knowing that people would be afraid, God often said, “Do not be afraid” (Genesis 15:1; 26:24)––words also spoken by Jesus (Matthew 14:27; 17:7) and angels (Matthew 28:10; Luke 1:13). The meaning of this word is uncertain, but it seems to be some sort of musical notation, perhaps signaling a pause or a change of volume or intensity. Psalm 85:12 The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. Will I ever experience relief? The psalmist wants us to pay attention. Just look at the verbs that are here in this first paragraph – favorable, restored, forgave, covered, withdrew, turned from. Now waiting doesn’t mean I am doing nothing. Will You be angry with us forever? As God’s children, we are told in this psalm to listen to what God will say. However, he doesn’t specify whether he is thinking about Yahweh’s earlier history with Israel or of more recent times. God will bring salvation to those who respect Him (Psalm 85:9). This is another example of parallelism, where the second part of the verse repeats the idea of the first part. Co., 1996), Ps 85:13. “You have covered” (Hebrew: kasah). MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO. Desperately in need of God’s blessings as we are right now… A multitude of problems everywhere we turn…..crime probl-Em –1998-24 hours(65 murders,299 rapes,3088 assaults and. If instead, you choose not to pay attention, then you will make mistakes and consequences will follow. Some of the characteristics of revivals have not been particularly strong in this “young, restless, and Reformed” movement. You have turned from the fierceness of your anger” (v. 3). That makes Korah the unlikely father of descendants who would lead music in temple worship––but that’s what happened. Sermon . At the same time, we can ask for God’s help in changing me so that I can deal with the present. This is the final stanza, the last verse, the end of the song. Get updates from Jim Erwin delivered straight to your inbox. Some became warriors (1 Chronicles 12:6). Yahweh no longer has cause to be angry with them. However, when we read the book of Ezra and the book of Nehemiah, we learn that when the people returned, they soon became discouraged and they lost faith. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014), Gower, Ralph, The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times (Chicago: Moody Press, 1987), Kidner, Derek, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Psalms 73-150, Vol. Keyword: Filter: Page 1 | Found: 754 sermons: SORT. The word hesed has a variety of meanings, to include mercy and love. SERMON TITLE: The America of Tomorrow SERMON REFERENCE: Psalm 85:1-6 LWF SERMON NUMBER: #2416 We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this outline produced from a sermon preached by Adrian Rogers while serving as pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. WHAT IS THE TIME FOR SUCH A PRAYER AS THIS? We are to have that working waiting until He comes. Truth comes up and righteousness (right living) comes down (Psalm 85:10-11). His question is whether there is any hope that God will forgive––will allow his anger to dissipate. This month we have been looking at the Book of Psalms. Psalm 85. Bellinger, Jr., Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2009. God’s Glory in the Land Psalm 85:8-13 I love our country. This leads us to the next stanza – my present. We hear the word of God, but we cannot respond entirely. Psalms 85:6 . The Old Testament Readings: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 (Advent 2). God tells us the process. Although we have placed a time on the calendar when a group of people will come and share with us, revivals cannot be planned into tiny compartments of evenings where people “get right with God.” That can happen, but a revival is more than that. In the light of those verses, “his saints” seems like a good translation here. When the psalmist says that Yahweh will give that which is good, it would seem that he is anticipating a revisiting of that harmonious and fruitful time. They will also live right. Note: Though it has been transcribed from a version used for … The walls of the city were still broken down. Psalm 85:11 Psalm 85 Psalm 85:13. Another example of parallelism. El means god (note the small g), and can be used for any god. Rev. He will make the land yield crops. ", "Good study ....but example from ot charater may be inserted". 85:6-7. In Latin, it is known as " Benedixisti Domine terram tuam ". God makes generous provision for truth and righteousness––essential components of civil and religious harmony. Psalm 85, 11 Das Buch der Psalmen Kapitel: 85, Vers: 11 Psalm 85, 10 Psalm 85, 12. 5 Russell H. Dilday Jr. and J. Hardee Kennedy, “Psalms,” in The Teacher’s Bible Commentary, ed. We will see more families restored. “You have restored the fortunes of Jacob” (v. 1b). When God brings life to the people once again, they will rejoice––but in a particular way. that your people may rejoice in you? Here in these verses, we see seven results of revival. Rev. You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger. The word signifies right relationships and the terms that keep them. This transcript is intended for your personal, non-commercial use. Revival is not evangelism, although people may get saved. The psalmist is asking God to restore them to life once again––to make them whole––to end their marginality and suffering. Keyword: Filter: Page 1 | Found: 754 sermons: SORT. ), which the WEB has updated. In Israel’s time, the wall was down, the area was unprotected. After a regime change, the Persian King Cyrus had allowed a remnant to return to Jerusalem in 538 B.C. Therefore, God’s anger is appeased and is not tied to salvation. From the time of the judges through the terrible suffering and partial rescue under Sennacherib (2 Kg 18,13-19.36), to the fall of Jerusalem and alter, the Hebrews had known invasion and suffering in war. God’s past performance inspired confidence for the future. If we are disobedient, if we dismiss this opportunity that God has given us, we will be as lost as a person in the desert with no orientation. (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006-2009), VanGemeren, Willem A. Mercy and truth join together, and righteousness and peace join together. It is closer to the more historic sense of a special movement of God’s Spirit that brings with it deep conviction of sin, fresh contrition and fresh holiness, and concomitant zeal for God’s Word and God’s glory—a special movement that may be as short as a few hours or as long as many years, and may result in thousands being renewed, and more thousands being converted. Renewal of both spiritual and material well-being would come. This prayer is a prayer of restoration. This outline is intended for your personal, non-commercial use. Now he is sufficiently insightful to show concern for the kinds of backsliding to which Israelites will be tempted. It is a renewing work of the Holy Spirit to challenge God’s people to follow Him further. Psalm 85:1-13 REVIVE US AGAIN. 14b (Downers Grove, Illinois:  Inter-Varsity Press, 1973), Limburg, James, Westminster Bible Companion: Psalms (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000, Mays, James Luther, Interpretation: Psalms (Louisville: John Knox, 1994), McCann, J. Clinton, Jr., The New Interpreter’s Bible: The Book of Psalms, Vol. In the middle of this month, our church will host a revival. This Psalm may be thus divided: Ps 85:1-3, express the thanks of the people for their return from captivity; Ps 85:4-6, their prayer for their own reformation; in Ps 85:7, they pray for the coming of Messiah; Ps 85:8 contains the words of the High priest, with God's Gracious answer; which answer is followed by the grateful acclamation of the people, to the end of the Psalm. Just like the people of Israel, we have seen God work. 3. It can also mean to take away something. Or … It can mean God-given prosperity (Isaiah 66:12) or a God-given covenant (Ezekiel 34:25). You have covered all their sin” (v. 2a). We are to have that working waiting until He comes. Font Size. Then Yahweh promised, “I will give this land to your seed” (Genesis 12:1-3, 7)––so we call it The Promised Land. That’s what this psalm is all about. The messiah would be the Prince of Peace (shalom) (Isaiah 9:6). Patheos has the views of the prevalent religions and spiritualities of the world. The people of Israel have been in exile and returned home. “Selah” (v. 2b). The word sub has a number of meanings. “Won’t you revive (Hebrew: hayah) us again” (v. 6a). 9 Jim Erwin, “Paying Attention Has Its Benefits,” Psalm 85:8-13, 9 July 2015, Lectionary Reflections Year B (2014-2015), Logos Bible Software Notes, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jimerwin/2015/07/09/paying-attention-benefits/, accessed on 30 September 2016. The same is true with the church. A Korah Psalm. Internet, http://www.ebcjackson2.org/sermons/print/2012/070812_awakening1.pdf, accessed 30 September 2016. 1-3), pleas for salvation (vv. The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, and to your seed after you will I give the land” (Genesis 35:10, 12). These rights are that every person should have food to eat, clothes to keep them warm, and a place to sleep. But fear of God can also mean awe or reverence. At the heart of the universe is a love without limits, a love so great it refuses to be limited by what we deserve. The Paperback Bible. In verses 1-3, the psalmist spoke of God having been favorable to Israel (v. 1)––and covering all her sin (v. 2)––and taking away all his wrath (v. 3). You took away Your people’s guilt; You covered all their sin. I have to wait upon God. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), Freedman, David Noel (Ed. Sermon – Psalm 85 – Restore Us Again. 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