Wait For It - Psalm 57

August 13, 2023 • Jonah Easley • Psalm 57

As life unfolds in ways we don't always expect, we often grapple with a myriad of emotions. Pastor Jonah Easley from Awakening Church joins us to explore the depth and richness of the Psalms, these ancient hymns that mirror our human emotions, and to share his experiences in ministry. Together, we delve into Psalm 57 and the story of David from the 1 Samuel 24, elucidating the heart of God, the scriptures, and our own hearts, while shedding light on the impact of Doxa Church.

Navigating the oscillating course of life can often prompt us to try to seize control. Through the lens of 1 Samuel 24, we analyze the moral dilemma David faced when he had the perfect chance to strike Saul. We uncover how he resisted this temptation, leading us to a recurring biblical theme: the allure of shortcuts to God's promises. This exploration equips us with a deeper understanding of the cunning tactics Satan employs to coerce us into taking premature actions.

Waiting on God is more than just a passive exercise. Through the prism of David’s struggle in 1 Samuel 24, we examine the temptations that surface when life falls short of our expectations. We discuss the necessity of resisting impulsive compromises that often birth fearful presumptions. The conversation evolves into a profound contemplation on the essence of waiting on the Lord and the importance of maintaining an active faith while doing so. Join us on this enriching journey of faith and patience in life's unexpected twists and turns.


Psalms, Bible, 1 Samuel 24, Pastor Jonah Easley, Awakening Church, Doxa Church, David, Saul, Temptation, Shortcut, Satan, Compromise, Patience, Waiting, God's Timing, Transformation, Faith, Jesus, Forgiveness, Salvation

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