Jody Hickman: The Joy of Your Salvation

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Jody Hickman: The Joy of Your Salvation (Psalm 51)

Jody Hickman, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rosebud, compares the world to a person who seeks God. The world sees problems as someone else’s responsibility to fix. The person who seeks God sees the problem in themselves, acknowledges their sinfulness and repents.

David provides an example in Psalm 51 of one who acknowledges his sin and seeks God’s cleansing. He asks God to teach him how to be in right relationship with God. This, in turn, is expressed through seeking to be in right relationship with others.



This sermon was delivered Sun., May 2, 2021, for the morning worship service of First Baptist Church in Rosebud. It also was recorded separately before the service and shared with those members unable to attend worship in person during the COVID-19 pandemic due to significant health concerns.

A sermon outline is available here.


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