Preparing for Battle | Psalm 20 | Pastor Steve Buchelt
Psalm 20 is a liturgy spoken or sung in preparation for battle. Who doesn’t need that now and then in this life? Whatever we’re facing, we need to know that on our side is a personal God with the strength to see us through to victory.
God Speaks | Psalm 19 | Pastor Mark Lackey
God is never silent; He speaks through His creation and through His Word. Psalm 19 is a rich and contemplative psalm that lays out promise after promise of what comes to those who open their ears and eyes to what God has to say.
Frustrated, Broken & Finding Real Hope | Psalm 14 | Pastor Josh Reasoner
Sometimes life stinks, especially when people reveal just how messed up they (we!) really are. Psalm 14 paints a grim picture of the world in its first few verses, but it ends with a bountiful promise for the future. There is hope for the frustrated and broken.
Worship is Everywhere | Psalm 8 | Pastor Lionel Young
With Psalm 8, the psalmist takes worship not just global but galactic. God’s creation—His huge, far flung, to-the-tips-of the-universe creation—is praised even as we are reminded that the One who set the moon and stars in place cares for us.
Pastor Lionel Young - June 11, 2017 - "Strike My Enemies"
God wants our honesty; he welcomes it. And so this Psalm of David’s is part frustrated complaint, part confident praise, and part angry cry for satisfaction in the face of betrayal. Psalm 3 is the cry of anyone who has found themselves in a difficult situation with nowhere to turn.
When God Laughs | Psalm 2 | Pastor Lionel Young
Justice belongs to God (Deuteronomy 32:35). Psalm 2 is both a celebration of God’s sovereignty and a raw portrait of his reaction when his people are wronged.
The Way of Happiness | Psalm 1 | Pastor Lionel Young
Holiness is serious business—and also a source of delight. Psalm 1 is more than a call to holiness; it is a simple and profound reminder that in holiness we find our way to happiness.
Discovering the Psalms | Pastor Lionel Young
The Psalms are packed with emotion and for good reason. The truth of God’s Word is supposed to move us emotionally! Music and poetry are very much the language of the heart, and the ancient Psalmists spoke it well. In this series, we’re letting some of the most beautifully written lyrics teach us how to think about God and express how we feel about Him and the world we live in.