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Songs of Security

May 30, 2021 • Steve Poole • Songs of Ascent

SONGS OF SECURITY Psalm 125 Steve Poole THEME What does our security in God in look like? OUTLINE 1. The TRUTH is we ARE secure in God • Sometimes our feelings don’t match the truth of Scripture. • We must submit out feelings to the truth. • God’s Word is the ultimate authority, not our feelings. 2. Emotional roller coaster does NOT invalidate our security in God • We are established ‘like Mount Zion’ (Psalm 125:1) • Scepter of Wickedness/Rod (Psalm 125:3) • Isaiah 10:24-25 3. Defeat does NOT invalidate our security in God • Defeats will come, but they are temporary. • His steadfast, covenantal love never waivers and never fails • It’s good to pray for justice. 4. Injustice doesn’t invalidate our security in God • We live in a world corrupted by sin. • We fight injustice from the high ground of our identity in Christ. NEXT STEPS • Read Psalm 125 every day this week with some fellow pilgrims. • Declare “Peace be upon Cedar Hills” – a promise for those secure in God. • Where you feel defeat, failure, or despair, pray “Shalom be upon_____”

Songs of Blessing

June 20, 2021 • Pastor Kent Landhuis

SONGS OF BLESSING - Psalm 128 - Pastor Kent Landhuis THEME: God blesses his children. OUTLINE 1. What blessings can we expect? -Genesis 1:28, 12:2-3 -Deuteronomy 28 -Ephsians 1:3-5 -God blesses all of life. 2. Why expect a blessing? -Deuteronomy 28:1-6 -Exodus 34:5-7 -Psalm 103 -God's steadfast love drives God’s blessing. 3. When will blessings come? -Psalm 128:1-3 -Philippians 4:4-13 -God chooses when to bless us. 4. Who gets a blessing? -Psalm 128:4-6 -Revelation 21 -God blesses God’s children. NEXT STEPS Read Psalm 128 every day this week with some fellow pilgrims. Count your blessings

Songs of Success

June 13, 2021 • Pastor Kent Landhuis

SONGS OF SUCCESS - Psalm 127 - Pastor Kent Landhuis THEME: God is in control and we are blessed. OUTLINE 1. Winning at Work. *Psalm 127:1-2 *Ecclesiastes 1:1-11, 2:17-26 *Anxious toil is meaningless. God’s work is vital. 2. Winning at Rest. *Psalm 127:2-5 *Proverbs 6:6, 6:13, 19:14, 20:4, 21:25 *Deuteronomy 5:12-15 *Laziness is bad. Rest is good. 3. Winning at Life. *Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 *1 Kings 1:15-21, 3:1-3, 11:14-20 *Fear God and keep God’s commandments. NEXT STEPS: Read Psalm 127 every day this week with some fellow pilgrims. Evaluate how you measure success in work and life. Give thanks for God’s work in your life.

Songs of Joy

June 6, 2021 • Pastor Kent Landhuis

SONGS OF JOY - Psalm 126 - Pastor Kent Landhuis THEME: What makes Christians joyful? OUTLINE 1. Look Back and Remember. • Egypt - Exodus 15 • King David - 2 Samuel 22 • Exile - Nehemiah 8 2. Look Forward and Anticipate. • Joy when it rains after a drought. Isaiah 55 • Joy from the harvest at the end of the season. Matthew 13 • Joy when the bridegroom comes for the bride. Revelation 19. 3. Be glad. • We are Glad. Psalm 126:3 • Why are you so joyful? NEXT STEPS • Read Psalm 126 every day this week with some fellow pilgrims. • Rejoice. • Throw a party!