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Warren Wiersbe (1929 - Present)
Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Warren Wiersbe in text and pdf format. Warren W. Wiersbe is best known as a Bible teacher, author, and conference speaker. He has ministered in churches and conferences in Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and the United States. He has published more than 150 books and was awarded the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
He is known as a "pastors' pastor," and his speaking,writing and radio ministries have brought new understanding of the truths of God's Word to people around the world. Wiersbe is perhaps best known for his series of 50 books in the "BE" series: Be Real, Be Rich, Be Obedient, Be Mature, Be Joyful, etc. and other theological works.
A Day of Delighting
Read Psalm 16:1-11
This is a psalm of delight. We find no trials or tribulations in this song. David is simply delighting, first of all, in the Lord. "You are my Lord, my goodness is nothing apart from You" (v. 2). In other words, he is saying, "I ha ... read more
A Heart Problem
Read Psalm 5:1-12
It's imperative for us to meet God in the morning if we want to have a good day. Jesus got up early in the morning to pray, according to Mark 1:35. Here we find the psalmist saying, "My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in ... read more
A Song of Deliverance
Read Psalm 18:1-6
Psalm 18 celebrates David's victory over his enemies. Notice the inscription at the beginning. This is the song David sang "on the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul." David di ... read more
Are You Situated by the Waters?
Read Psalm 1:3-6
A tree is a blessing. It holds soil, provides shade and produces fruit. The godly are like trees, with root systems that go deep into the spiritual resources of God's grace (v. 3). But sadly, many professing Christians are not like tre ... read more
Are You Sleeping Well?
Read Psalm 3:1-8
How well we sleep sometimes indicates how much we really trust the Lord. David said, "I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me" (v. 5). We may think we can do that anytime. But what if we had been where David was? He w ... read more
Are You Worthy?
Read Psalm 15:1-5
Imagine what would happen if I walked up to the main gate at Buckingham Palace in London and said to one of the tall, hand-some, well-dressed guards, "Sir, I want to live with the royal family." He would look at me and say, "Begone, ... read more
Are we the kind of leaders and followers God wants us to be? Like Nehemiah, do we have a burden in our hearts for the work God has called us to do? (Neh. 2:12). Are we willing to sacrifice to see His will accomplished? Are we patient in gathering facts an ... read more
Bigger and Better
Read Psalm 4:1-8
Sometimes God's people can be so discouraging! In Psalm 4 we find David listening to people saying, "Who will show us any good?" (v. 6). David's own men were discouraged. They were going through a trial, and some were saying, "O Da ... read more
Blessed are the Merciful
Certainly it does not mean that we earn mercy because we extend mercy, for such an idea is foreign to Word of God. By its very definition, mercy cannot be earned any more than grace can be earned. The Beatitude is saying: "When you experience mercy, and s ... read more
Come Out of Confinement
Read Psalm 18:16-19
For several years David had been forced to live in confined places while he fled from Saul. More than once he fled to a cave to save his life. Then God brought him out of the caves and out of confinement and into a large place. "He ... read more
Concern For Others
Some people prefer not to know whats going on, because information might bring obligation. What you dont know cant hurt you, says the old adage; but is it true? In a letter to a Mrs. Foote, Mark Twain wrote, All you need in this life is ignorance an ... read more
Delighting in God
Read Psalm 18:20-27
God wants to have a personal relationship with each of us. He is the God of the individual believer through Jesus Christ, and He delights in us just as we delight in those we love. The highest and holiest experience we can have is ... read more
In his First Inaugural Address, on March 4, 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said to a nation in the grip of an economic depression, The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Why? Because fear paralyzes you, and fear is contagious and para ... read more
Fighting a Spiritual Battle
Read Psalm 17:1-15
Prayer is essential to the Christian life. God commands us to pray (Luke 11:2;18:1; I Thess. 5:17), and He uses people of prayer. What are the elements of an effective prayer life? First, we need God's ear--"hear me." David was pra ... read more
Four Voices: Part 1
Read Psalm 2:1-6
The world is getting noisier. So many voices vie for our attention. The result is that many people are getting the wrong instructions. It is important that we have discernment in a noisy world filled with propaganda. We need the truth. ... read more
Four Voices: Part 2
Read Psalm 2:7-12
A third voice we hear in the world is the voice of declaration-- God the Son (vv. 7-9). He runs the universe by decree, not by democracy. He knows everything, is everywhere and can do anything. God's decrees will succeed. Puny, foolis ... read more
Giving Birth to a Monster
Read Psalm 7:10-17
This passage presents a frightening picture. We read about swords and arrows, pits, ditches and death. God is angry and is judging sin, and He hears David's petition about his persecutors: "O Lord, they are accusing me of something ... read more
Growth Through Opposition
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.
Those words from Gilbert Keith Chesterton were certainly true in Nehemiahs situation. His arrival in Jerusalem was a threat ... read more
Hear Me, Hold Me, Hide Me
Read Psalm 17:1-15
Three words summarize David's cry in Psalm 17. The first word is hear. "Hear a just cause, O Lord, attend to my cry" (v. 1). David was saying, "I want the Lord to hear me, because my heart is right." "You have tested my heart" ... read more
How Clean Are Your Hands?
Read Psalm 18:20-29
No matter how difficult our trials are, if we have clean hands, God will fill them with blessing. "The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me" (v. 20). "There ... read more
How Long Can You Wait?
Read Psalm 13:1-6
Have you ever been impatient with God? Impatience is one of my big problems. I always get into the wrong lane on a toll road. Someone's in front of me with foreign currency, trying to buy his way through the tollbooth. I get into the ... read more
How Near is God?
Read Psalm 10:1-11
As we read the Book of Psalms, we find that David was constantly in and out of trouble. Some people say that Christians who really love the Lord will never be in difficult places. But that wasn't true of Moses; it wasn't true of Dav ... read more
In His Time
Read Psalm 9:13-16
Have you ever looked at a beautiful rose and watched it slowly blossom day after day? Have you ever tried to help it open? If you try, you might kill it. God makes everything beautiful in His time. He causes everything to straighten o ... read more
Live Like a King
Read Psalm 8:1-9
Psalm 8 deals with sovereignty. "O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth, You who set Your glory above the heavens!" (v. 1). The first Lord means "Jehovah," the covenant-keeping God, the God who keeps His promi ... read more
Not All Storms Are Bad
Read Psalm 18:7-15
These verses present one of the greatest descriptions of a storm found in the Bible. It is a graphic picture of the way God works when He comes to the aid of His children. David was saying in these verses that God the Creator, God the ... read more
Preface To God's Hymnal
Read Psalm 1:1-6
Have you ever read the preface to the hymnal used in your church? Few people ever do. The preface to God's hymnal (the Book of Psalms) is Psalm 1. It begins with a word we often use--blessed. Nowhere does Scripture tell us that God ble ... read more
Read Psalm 12:1-8
When you feel deserted, alone in standing for what's right, read Psalm 12. The emphasis in this psalm is on words, on speaking. First, David speaks in prayer (vv. 1-3). Where are the godly? People today don't want to take a stand for ... read more
Rejoice In The Word
The secret of Christian joy is to believe what God says in His Word and act upon it. Faith that isnt based on the Word is not faith at all; it is presumption or superstition. Joy that isnt the result of faith is not joy at all; it is only a good feelin ... read more
Request, Reason and Response in the Midst of Trials
Read Psalm 5:1-l2
What do you do in difficult situations? Many of the psalms were written during difficult, often painful, experiences. In Psalm 5 we find two sequences concerning trials. In the first sequence (vv. 1-7), David is experiencing difficulty ... read more
Rest In The Midst of Trials
Read Psalm 4:1-8
David was experiencing great difficulty. He was in a "tight corner." God permits tight corners (II Sam. 12:10). He forgives but disciplines, and we reap what we sow (Ps. 25:17).
Psalm 4 is encouraging because it tells us that God ... read more
Safest Protection in the World
Read Psalm 9:7-12
This passage teaches a great truth: The safest and strongest protection we have is the name of the Lord. "And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You" (v. 10). As I re ... read more
Separated and Saturated
Read Psalm 1:1,2
Two of the most popular words in the Christian vocabulary are bless and blessing. God wants to bless His people. He wants them to be recipients and channels of blessing. God blesses us to make us a blessing to others, but He has given u ... read more
Tested in a Tight Spot
Read Psalm 7:1-9
This psalm was born out of a sad experience David had with Cush, a Benjamite (see I Sam. 24-26). Cush was one of Saul's spies. And because of what David did, Cush caused the deaths of innocent men.
Whenever David had a problem with ... read more
The Elijah Complex
Read Psalm 12:1-8
Whenever you get the idea that you are the only one left who is godly, beware. That's how David was praying in Psalm 12. He said, "The godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men" (v. 1). I call this the ... read more
The Heart of the Problem
Read Psalm 10:12-18
David cried out and said, "God, You've got to take care of the situation." For several years Saul had been pursuing him. At one point David compared himself to a flea that was being chased. Saul's problem was that he was listenin ... read more
Read Psalm 10:1-13
"Why?" is the easiest question to ask but the hardest to answer. David asks why three times in this psalm. The atheist's answer to this question is that there is no God; the rationalist says God is unable to act or doesn't care; a ... read more
The Question 'Why?': Part 2
Read Psalm 10:14-18
In Part 1 we dealt with concern--the first stage of asking the question "Why?" In this segment we will cover the last two stages.
The second stage involves commitment--God is helping. Man's sinful condition leaves him helpless ... read more
Walking in Fear of the Lord
The fear of our God is not the servile dread of a slave toward a master but the loving respect of a child toward a parent. To fear the Lord means to seek to glorify God in everything we do. It means listening to His Word, honoring it, and obeying it. T ... read more
Want to Run Away?
Read Psalm 11:1-7
Have you ever felt like running away? "In the Lord I put my trust; how can you say to my soul, 'Flee as a bird to your mountain'?" (v. 1). All of us have days when we feel like quitting. We throw up our hands and say, "That's it. ... read more
What is Man?
Read Psalm 8:1-9
What is man? Charles Darwin said man is an animal. Sigmund Freud taught that man is a spoiled child. Karl Marx believed man is an economic factor. But the Bible says God has a much higher calling for man. God wants us to be kings; He wa ... read more
When God Laughs
Read Psalm 2:1-12
Are you surprised that God laughs? "He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision" (v. 4). God has a sense of humor, but His laughter is the kind that is born of judgment. It's the laughter of derision ... read more
Who's a Fool?
Read Psalm 14:1-7
The word fool in Psalms or Proverbs does not refer to an unintelligent person. It refers to a person who is morally perverse. Why is he a fool? Because "the fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God'" (v. 1). And what is the res ... read more
Who's Ruling the World?
Read Psalm 9:17-20
The humanist sings, "Glory to man in the highest." And sometimes it looks as if man is prevailing and God is a failure. You recall the slogan that was popular a few years ago that proclaimed "God is dead." Then the philosophers de ... read more
Worse Than Death
Read Psalm 6:1-10
All of us know what it means to sin and to confess our sin. Psalm 6 is the first of the seven penitential psalms. Occasionally God has to remind us to confess our sins.
In verses 1-5 David pleads for God not to rebuke him or to cha ... read more
Your Song of Victory
Read Psalm 9:1-6
Psalm 9 is a great victory psalm. "I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works" (v. 1). Notice the universals in that verse--"my whole heart" and "all Your marvelous works." I must confe ... read more