Bragging On God - Psalm 18

July 23, 2023 • Eddie Williams • Psalm 18

Have you ever wondered why we resonate so much with the Psalms? They seem to encapsulate the full breadth of human emotion, don't they? Well, that's exactly what we explore in this episode of our Summer in the Psalms Series. Starting with Psalm 18:1-6, we delve into the role of the Psalms in helping us communicate our deepest feelings to God. And it's not just us, we've invited some friends from other churches to add their insights on this topic. 

Ever noticed how bragging can take different forms? It's not always boastful, right? But how does it play out in the Psalms? We took a deep dive into Psalm 18 to unravel this. The illusion of stability and real security - that's something we all grapple with. Our exploration of Psalm 18 revealed that true security is not found in worldly possessions but in trusting God. Reflecting on the narrative of Saul and David, we contemplated on God's power, true strength, and the fulfillment of His plan. We hope that this episode invites you to find your identity in something deeper than your own will and to proclaim Jesus' power and goodness. Join us on this exciting journey through the Psalms!


Psalms, Bragging, Psychology, Stability, Security, God's Power, True Strength, Fulfillment of God's Plan, Jesus' Power, Jesus' Goodness, Boastful Brag, Humble Brag, Storyteller Brag, One-Upper Brag, Emotional Stability, Real Security, Trusting God, Relying on God, Identities, Jesus' Victory, Weakness, Vulnerability, Strength, Doxa Church

Declaring Dependence On God - Psalm 2

August 27, 2023 • Chris Rich • Psalm 2

How well do we truly know the heart of God? Journey with us and our guest, Pastor Chris Rich, as we plunge into the profound depths of the Psalms - a divine symphony of human emotions revealing timeless wisdom about God. Hold tight as we navigate the contrasting paths of wisdom and rebellion, painted vividly by the nations' responses to God's leadership throughout the Bible. Witness the rebellious nations as they rage against the Lord, choosing revolt over worship. Together we'll traverse through the wise and wicked paths, reflecting on the world's response to God's leadership since the dawn of the Bible. We'll explore God's scorn of the insolent nations, and what it signifies about the humility we must embody when surrendering to God's rule. We'll probe the prophecy of a king in Psalm 2, witnessing its fulfillment in Jesus Christ's life, a testament to God's promise of a future devoid of sin, suffering, and tears. Finally, we'll examine the two paths set before us, one leading to ruin and the other to life, reflecting on Jesus's mission to shatter sin's bonds and grant us freedom and life. We'll conclude with a sincere prayer of thanksgiving for God's word, His benevolent warning, and the perfect life Jesus led on our behalf. ---------- Psalms, Bible, Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer, Rebellion, Authority, Nations, Wisdom, Dignity, Honor, Respect, Humility, Prophecy, Jesus Christ, Death, Sin, Suffering, Tears, Destruction, Life, Freedom, Doxa Church, Redmond

Declaring Dependence On God - Psalm 2 - Sermon Transcript

August 27, 2023 • Chris Rich • Psalm 2

My Helper and Keeper - Psalm 121

August 20, 2023 • Alex Early • Psalm 121

Ever found yourself wrestling with life's hardest questions, looking for answers that seem just out of reach? Join us as we seek guidance from an unlikely place - Psalm 121 - led by the insightful Pastor Alex Early from Redemption Church. Pastor Alex helps us navigate the transformative power of the Psalms, these beautifully raw expressions of human emotions, with a special focus on Psalm 121. He walks us through the comforting imagery of the Lord as our protector and keeper, offering us a beacon of hope in our darkest times. Familiar with the phrase "I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?" Well, we dive into this powerful Psalm of Ascension. We discuss its profound implications in our modern lives, particularly in our pursuit of salvation, and how we often turn to false idols in lieu of the true source of salvation: God. We share personal stories, reflections, and insights on this transformative journey up the metaphorical mountain to Jerusalem, bringing the scripture alive in the context of our contemporary lives.  ----------- Psalm 121, Pastor Alex Early, Doxa Church, Redemption Church, Bible, Psalms, Human Emotion, False Idols, Salvation, Divine Protection, Lord, Keeper, Shade, Evil, Faithfulness, Struggles, Thanksgiving, Prayer