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.

Actively Waiting

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.

Excited Anticipation

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.

Worth More Than Riches

Psalm 119 • August 18, 2019 • Brian Watts

This week, we look at the longest chapter in the Bible and the longest song in this playlist, Psalm 119. In it, we discover the value of God's Word and are challenged to consider the place that we give God's Word in our lives.

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.

Resting in the Shepherd

Psalm 23 • July 14, 2019 • Shane Lankford

This week, we focus on one of the most famous Psalms, Psalm 23. Here, David refers to God as his shepherd. It is only in this relationship with God as our shepherd that we can truly find rest in all of life's circumstances.

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.