What to Do When It Seems the World is Winning

One of the most frustrating parts of life for believers is seeing unbelievers prosper and win. If you've ever struggled with this, you're in good company with King David. Psalm 37 is thought to be the wisdom of David, who had learned from experience how to handle life when it seems like the world is winning. As an older man at the writing of this psalm (Ps. 37:25), David is well positioned through experience and the Holy Spirit to guide us in how to handle this experience.

By |2020-05-24T14:51:57-05:00May 24th, 2020|Psalm, Serenity from the Psalms|

Why We Gather with God’s People

They say "absence makes the heart grow fonder." So it isn't ironic that being separated from God's people has made many of us appreciate the gathering of God's people more than ever before. David was a man of God who could relate. When separated from the city Jerusalem he longed to return to worship God again. Psalm 122 tells us his story and it has become our story too because it affirms why we gather with God's people.

By |2020-05-10T10:50:47-05:00May 10th, 2020|Psalm, Serenity from the Psalms|

Praise for God’s Benefits

In times of trouble, we need to hold fast to a faithful view of God. Not only does the book of Psalms show us God, but Psalm 103:2 cautions us to not forget God's benefits. As a result, Psalm 103 is really the gushing praise of David as he remembers what God has done for him. Literally everything that is good comes from God, but David mentions many specific blessings that all who fear God should never forget!

By |2020-05-03T11:23:41-05:00May 3rd, 2020|Psalm, Serenity from the Psalms|

Shelter in Grace

Tired of the expression "shelter in place?" This lesson seeks to put a twist on our unfortunate situation. As we continue our "Serenity from the Psalms" series, we are reminded that Psalm 91 teaches us we can "Shelter in Grace!" We are not the first generation that needed help during times of pestilence. This comforting Psalm reminds us why God is the place of shelter for his people during difficult times.

By |2020-04-26T11:07:40-05:00April 26th, 2020|Psalm, Serenity from the Psalms|

The Story of Jesus in the Psalms

Most people probably think the story of Jesus is more of a New Testament focus. But this story is first told in the Old Testament Scriptures. In this lesson, we'll specifically center our attention on the Psalms. It's powerful to imagine that his story was told in prophecy long before Jesus was incarnate. All the significant parts of the story are there, but we'll highlight the parts that matter the most for our future and hope!

By |2020-04-12T11:56:48-05:00April 12th, 2020|Psalm, Serenity from the Psalms|

Things Are Going to Get Better

The news today is depressing. Things are going to get worse before they get better. But Psalms 16 has a different message: "Things are going to get better!" In this lesson, we learn how David found the benefits and hope of being in a covenant relationship with God. Christians can have this too! These blessings are both here and in the hereafter!

By |2020-04-05T14:13:05-05:00April 5th, 2020|Psalm, Serenity from the Psalms|

Blessed is Best

You can have a good, comfortable and even successful life without God, but you can't have the "best life" without God. Psalms 112 is a reminder that there are blessings that come with being obedient to God's word and those blessings will make your life the best it can be.

By |2020-01-28T20:30:50-06:00January 26th, 2020|Psalm, Sermons|