When Good Things Happen to Bad People | Psalm 37 | Pastor Lionel Young
The summer sermon series, GodSongs, closes with a reminder that God does right by his people. Psalm 37 coaches us to be patient, to trust the Lord, and to continue being generous when it seems like good things are rolling in for bad people. The story isn't over.
Taste and See | Psalm 34 | Pastor Josh Reasoner
David, the author of Psalm 34, knew a little something about fear and struggle. So when we writes about deliverance from fear and the invitation to know and experience God, the words ring with truth.
Sing a New Song | Psalm 33 | Pastor Lionel Young
David's praise psalm first encourages people to "sing a new song" and then does just that. With Psalm 33 the shepherd-king celebrates a creative God who is sovereign and all-powerful.
"The Joy of Confession | Psalm 32 | Pastor Lionel Young
The weight of guilt and shame can sometimes cause us to hide away with our sin and inevitably fall deeper in despair. Psalm 32 reminds us of the unimaginable peace that comes from casting our pride and excuses aside and confessing our sins to the Lord.
Wait for the Lord | Psalm 27 | Pastor Lionel Young
Fear and anxiety are part of life. In fact, the Bible assumes that we’ll be afraid sometimes. But as the psalmist cycles through confession, testimony, and praise in Psalm 27, one thing remains constant: he turns to the Lord with his fear and worry and finds assurance.
Worldly Saints | Psalm 24 | Pastor Lionel Young
Psalm 24 is a Psalm of Ascent, one spoken as a worshipper walked up the Jerusalem streets to the Temple. With every step and every word, the worshippers speaks the truth of God as creator, savior, and protector.
The Lord is My Shepherd | Psalm 23 | Pastor Lionel Young
Psalm 23 is a popular funeral psalm, but it isn’t about death at all. This psalm is about living and living well. It “puts daily activities, such as eating, drinking, and seeking security, in a radically God-centered perspective” (J. Clinton McCann).
When God Seems Absent | Psalm 22 | Pastor Jon Nitta
In Psalm 22, a psalm of lament, the Psalmist’s anguished cries go out to God at a time when He seems to have fallen silent and disappeared. There is beauty even in lament, especially as hope finds its way into this desperate appeal.
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.