The Psalms Of Ascension

Ascending Together in Unity

#16 - Psalm 133-134 • November 25, 2018 • John Anderson

God describes how "good" and how "pleasant" it is for His people to dwell together in unity. We were designed to do life together, to love each other and serve alongside each other as believers. This unity will always bring the blessing of Almighty God!

From Burden to Blessing

#14 - Psalm 132 • November 25, 2018 • John Anderson

What does it take to turn a burden into a blessing? David expresses in this Psalm of Ascension his overwhelming burden to bring the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem once again, and how God blesses his faith.

Child-Like Trust

#14 - Psalm 131 • November 4, 2018 • John Anderson

A Christian will act only in one of two ways: childishly and immaturely or with a simple, unwavering, unquestioning dependence upon God. Let's look at some marks of child-like trust and faith in God.

Soul Health

#13 - Psalm 130 • November 4, 2018 • John Anderson

This Psalm of Ascension is one of the penitential Psalms and deals with the health of our soul before God. Just how is everything in your inner life today - the part that only God sees?

Ascending in the Face of Opposition

#12 - Psalm 129 • October 28, 2018 • John Anderson

Much of our Christian experience and continuing to ascend requires perseverance in the face of opposition and attack. Certainly, Israel knew this! Just how do we do that?

Ascending Happily!

#11 - Psalm 128 • October 28, 2018 • John Anderson

No doubt, everyone desires to be happy, but we usually try to find it in the wrong things. The Psalm singer shares with us the one thing that will bring true happiness in our lives and the blessed results that follow!

Depending While Ascending

#10 - Psalm 127 • October 21, 2018 • John Anderson

This Psalm of Ascension is attributed to Solomon. If anyone could tell us what a life of self-dependence is like, he certainly could. He finally learned that we need God for everything in life. The second half of this Psalm may describe the most difficult part of life that requires God's help and intervention - raising our children!

The Comeback

#9 - Psalm 126 • October 14, 2018 • John Anderson

This Psalm is a song of revival, of renewal, of Israel making a comeback after 70 long years in Babylonian captivity. We also become captive to our sin, to cold hearts for the Lord, and to spiritual apathy. Let's learn the process for making a spiritual comeback!

Faith-Filled in a Faithless World

#8 - Psalm 125 • October 7, 2018 • John Anderson

Weak faith in a strong object is better than strong faith in a weak object." Our faith is in Jesus, the Son of God! Faith in Him gives us the ability to live victoriously in a faithless world.

Count Your Blessings

#7 - Psalm 124 • October 7, 2018 • John Anderson

In this Psalm of Ascension, the writer is thinking back to the horrible circumstances that could have ruined the nation of Israel, but is reminded that God came through in a miraculous way! We can still trust Him with not only our souls, but with every situation in life.

Ascend in Faith

#6 - Psalm 123 • September 30, 2018 • John Anderson

When we have a high view of God we'll have the correct view of man. With eyes of faith we must look past the turmoil within us and the trouble all around us to the God who controls all things according to His plan for mankind. Where man rules, God overrules!

The Heart of Worship

#5 - Psalm 122 • September 30, 2018 • John Anderson

In this Psalm of Ascension the song writer describes some elements that are present in true worship. Worship that pleases God comes from a passionate, praising and prayerful heart!

Ascending From Evil Surroundings

#3 - Psalm 120 • September 23, 2018 • John Anderson

From the first of the Ascension Psalms, the hymn writer lets us know that we can still worship in evil surroundings. The very things that made him cry out to God in prayer still attack our lives today. God still answers - sometimes slowly, sometimes swiftly, but always sovereignly.

Ascending From Trouble

#4 - Psalm 121 • September 23, 2018 • John Anderson

Where do we look when trouble is coming from all sides? The Psalmist tells us where our help comes from, reminding us that God won't let us slip and will preserve our very souls!

Ascending Obediently (Pt 2)

#2 - 2 Samuel 6 • September 16, 2018 • John Anderson

In part two of this message, we continue to look at David's worship as it relates to his returning the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. We learn from his example that God's work must be done in God's way if it is to have God's blessing. Once David proceeded scripturally, he could then praise shamelessly!