Life With God
The King of Justice and Peace
July 30, 2022 • Wes Van Fleet • Psalm 72
Every human since the beginning of the world has longed for justice and peace. In Psalm 72, we have King David praying that his son would be the one to bring justice and peace forever. Listen and hear how the Gospel is about the King of kings who would fulfill all of King David's prayers at great cost to himself.
Dealing with Anxiety and Fear
July 23, 2022 • Tim Cain • Psalm 56
Have you ever felt yourself surrounded by what if’s. Your mind races, your body tenses as your thoughts take you down a spiral of worst-case scenarios. In Psalm 56 we find that we are not alone. David, the great warrior who once defeated the giant Goliath finds himself alone and afraid. In Psalm 56, David tells us how he responded to the fear and anxiety that he felt rising up within. In his response we can find hope for our own fears and freedom from the crippling grip of our own anxieties.
Humble Contentment in Christ
July 16, 2022 • Joshua Moffit • Psalm 131
Pride is subtle and sneaky. It can infect our thoughts in ways we do not even realize. It leads to restlessness and discontentment with our circumstances. Psalm 131 gives us hope! Psalm 131 is God's word to us to lead us out of ourselves to rest in the loving arms of our Lord. It illustrates a heart that is humble, satisfied, and at rest. Jesus offers us this heart today through the good news of his humble sacrifice to save prideful and anxious sinners like you and me.
July 9, 2022 • Tim Cain • Psalm 51
What do we do with our sin? When denying it and justifying it and explaining and excusing it don’t seem to be doing the trick. When we realize that hiding it doesn’t make it go away and distracting yourself from it only leaves us feeling empty? In this message we will look at Psalm 51 and find that it was written specifically to show sinners what they are supposed to do with their sin. If you have ever found yourself feeling dirty and ashamed and you just want to feel clean again, this Psalm is for you.
Overwhelmed by God
July 4, 2020 • Joshua Moffit • Psalm 39
The Psalms were written for a year like 2020 because they give expression to our many different emotions – our highs and our lows – our confusion and our confidence – our anger and our love – our deepest sadness and highest joys. The Psalms legitimize our emotions. The Psalms remind us that our emotions are a gift from God and rightly understood they lead us to the Creator and Redeemer of our emotions so that they can then be used to glorify Him in all of their great variety. Listen to hear how Jesus gives us hope even when we are feeling overwhelmed.
Longing for Home
May 30, 2020 • Tim Cain • Psalm 122
No matter how happily settled you and I maybe each of us knows that deep down inside something tells us there has to be more. C.S. Lewis called this longing our inconsolable secret. In this sermon, we will consider what it is that we are ultimately longing for and how it is that we might one day experience the satisfaction we are seeking.
May 23, 2020 • Tim Cain • Psalm 32
All of us have a deep longing not only to be loved but to be enjoyed and appreciated by the people we esteem the most. Growing up we quickly learn that if we want to get the love we seek we need to be good. But what happens when we realize that we are not good enough to get the amount of love we need to be happy? In Psalm 32 David answers this important question for us.
Learning to Trust
May 16, 2020 • Tim Cain • Psalm 28
Most of us find ourselves fluctuating between feeling like things are under control and being happy and being overwhelmed because we realize how little control we actually have. Back and forth we go between feeling confident in our plans and feeling anxious about things we can’t control. But In Psalm 28 David comes to show us a 3rd way. He begins by reminding us all how little we really do control but instead of being overwhelmed with anxiety David says, “My heart trusts in God and I am helped.” In this message, we will consider what it would look like for us to relinquish control into the hands of our God and rest in his ability to care for us.
The King Who Prays
May 9, 2020 • Tim Cain • Psalm 20
What is Jesus doing right now? We talk often about how Jesus died on the cross and rose again from the grave, but what is he doing right now? In Psalm 20 we will take a closer look at what Jesus is doing up in heaven today and the impact that ought to have on our own lives.
The Gospel and our Insecurities
May 2, 2020 • Tim Cain • Psalm 16
Many of us have trusted God to protect the things in life that we loved the most only to realize that he doesn’t always do it. Why? Why doesn’t God always protect the things we love the most? And what are we supposed to do with all the insecurities that come from realizing that God doesn't always protect the things we care about? This message comes to help us understand how we can still trust God and live securely even when he doesn’t always protect the things we really love.