Psalm 51 is one of the several Penitential (confessional) psalms. It calls to us to be a people who seek to keep short accounts with God and others. To live an open and authentic life. We live in a world that pushes us toward concealment, the secrets, the cover-ups...but it's confession that brings true freedom. We want to be a people who practice confession and turn away from the tendency to want to cover-up. We looked at 3 key take-aways as it comes to living out a confession rhythm in life.
June 30, 2019 • Pastor Jack Schull
July 28, 2019 • Pastor Jack Schull
We have a phrase we use: 'sing the praises' - referring to when we talk up or share about something or someone that means a lot to us. Psalm 145 is chalked full of insights, understandings and instruction all about praise for God. King David is talking up God, practicing his praise to the Lord and pushing us to follow his pattern - to make praise a normal and natural part of our lives. It's helping us learn how to PAUSE to PRAISE and to grow our relationship with God.
July 14, 2019 • Pastor Jack Schull
This Psalm is David writing himself a 'spiritual sticky note' - if you will. A reminder of all He's been given in having life with God. David is challenging himself and US – don’t let your hearts become ungrateful or drift from living with a thankful heart! Grow your gratitude by never losing sight of God's benefits. More gratitude will not come from more acquisitions, but from more awareness of God's presence with you and God's goodness to you. His blessings and benefits!