Summer In The Psalms

Summer 2020

Favor Past, Favor Future

August 9, 2020 • Drake Osborn

Psalm 132 // This psalm of ascent pulls us back to remember God's faithfulness to David and ultimately points us to God's eternal promises fulfilled for us in Jesus Christ the son of David.

The Steadfast Love of The Lord

August 2, 2020 • Keith Schubert

Psalm 118 // This psalm has stood the test of time as a brace for the hearts of believers, to not only survive but thrive in times of trouble. In all these trials God is our refuge and strength to survive as he sustains us with his steadfast love in Christ. The bad times are temporary as this life, but our existence with God is not.

Say So

July 26, 2020 • Drake Osborn

Psalm 107 // In Christ we are enveloped in God's story: a story of Redemption. We have been redeemed from wandering, from imprisonment to sin, from foolish self-destruction, and from the storms of the world, all so that we can glorify and praise God with our story. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!

Sing to the Lord

July 19, 2020 • Chase Strickland

Psalm 96 // From this call to worship the Lord, we see three commands on how we are to worship God together. We are instructed to sing of the Lord's glory and salvation, we are instructed to ascribe to the Lord glory and strength, and we are instructed to get out of the way. We let creation itself praise God, humbling ourselves and reminding us that we praise God because he has made us righteous in Christ, and therefore rejoice.

Wisdom For the Road

July 12, 2020 • Drake Osborn

Psalm 90 // From the corporate prayer of Moses we learn that our home is with eternal God, but because of our fleeting, futile, and failing life, we can't get home on our own. The gospel new is that in Christ, our destination changes, and we gain wisdom and perspective for the road home.

Is Following Jesus Worth It?

July 5, 2020 • Drake Osborn

Psalm 73 // What is the point of following Jesus in holiness, when the bad guys always seem to win? This psalm teaches that when we see the prosperity of the wicked in the world, we gain eternal perspective on the goodness of God by remembering that God himself is our portion in Christ.

The True Once and Future King

June 28, 2020 • Chase Strickland

Psalm 72 // Christ is not only our savior, but also our one true King. In this psalm, we see that  only Jesus, the promised king of the line of David, rules with perfect justice, perfect compassion, and perfectly blesses his kingdom. Because of this, we delight in his reign and desire it to spread to all people and every area of our life.

Deserts, Waves, and Gospel Refrains

June 21, 2020 • Drake Osborn

Psalm 42 // Spiritual depression is a feeling that every Christian experiences at some point in their life. Often it is defined by the apathy of the desert or the anxiety of the waves. In both scenarios, the remedy is to take our souls to the refrain of the gospel promises of God in Christ.

Who Shall Ascend?

June 14, 2020 • Drake Osborn

Psalm 24 // How do we get to creator God? This is the question Psalm 24 answers: only with clean hands and pure hearts open wide to the King of Glory.

The Words of God

June 7, 2020 • Drake Osborn

Psalm 19 // When we wonder "What does God say about ___", we find that he reveals himself generally in creation and specifically in Scripture. Ultimately God's revelation points us to Jesus, the incarnate Word of God, and leads us to confession and petition in response.

The Path to Happiness

May 31, 2020 • Drake Osborn

Psalms 1-2 // We see two ways, two paths before us. One is the path of foolish individualism and self-rule. The other path is the path of God’s instruction and God’s rule and reign. If we choose the path of heeding God’s way and God’s reign, then we head toward eternal happiness, and that choice makes all the difference.