Psalms: Songs for the Seasons of Life
Let Everything Praise the Lord
Psalm 150 • September 8, 2019 • Brian Watts
We close our Playlist series in the book of Psalms with the last chapter, Psalm 150. We see the culmination of all the Psalms by the writer again pointing his readers to focus all of their worship in life on God. The writer not only shows why praising God is vital but how we must praise God in all places and at all times.
Psalm 130 • September 1, 2019 • Brent Trautman
We continue with another Song of Ascent this week but one that has a very different tone. In Psalm 130, we see the Psalmist's cry to the Lord in the midst of sin and chaos as he recognizes that God is his only hope. We also see an interesting response... to wait on the Lord. We explore what this waiting looks like and how our lives should be characterised by active waiting on the Lord.
Psalm 122 • August 25, 2019 • Kevin Blake
As we continue in our Playlist series, we look at Psalm 122. Here, we see Israel's excited anticipation as they begin their pilgrimage to entering the promised land. This reaction causes us to stop and look at the church today and ask some pointed questions about our reactions to God's promises and plans.
How to Follow God for a Lifetime
Psalm 71 • August 11, 2019 • Brian Watts
As we enter week 6 of our study in Psalms, we turn to Psalm 71 which was written by an older man. He had experienced a difficult life and is currently facing more suffering. In the midst of his pain, he turns to God once again as he has done since his youth. How do we follow God for a lifetime? Discover what will sustain you and your faith through the various seasons of life.
Why Do You Want God's Blessing?
Psalm 67 • August 4, 2019 • Brian Watts
As we continue our series in the book of Psalms, we turn to Psalm 67. Here, we see the Psalmist call on the Lord for a blessing. As the song continues, though, we see that the desire of the writer for God's blessing is not simply for the blessing but rather that God may be known throughout the nations.
Majestic and Mindful
Psalm 8 • July 7, 2019 • Joel Dager
In week 3 of our Playlist series, we look at a different type of Psalm... a Psalm of worship. In Psalm 8 we see David's progression of worship from adoration of how great God is, to consideration of His mindfulness of us, to finally astonishment at the purpose God has given humanity. This clear picture of worship demonstrates how our worship should be before an infinitely mighty God.
The Need for Sad Songs
Psalm 3 • June 30, 2019 • Brian Watts
As we continue our new series in the book of Psalms, Playlist, we turn to one of the many Psalms of lament in Psalm 3. Here, we see David's response before God as he navigates an incredibly stressful and trying time. It allows us to see not only how we lament before God but also why we need to do it and the hope that can come from it.
Searching for Happiness
Psalm 1 • June 23, 2019 • Brian Watts
The Bible has a playlist, a group of songs, that the people of God have sung for thousands of years. We begin our series in the book of Psalms in Psalm 1 which serves as the introduction to the book and an invitation to read the Psalms. Psalm 1 also tells us where happiness can be found.