Ancient Psalms, Timeless Truth

Just as there are many different types of literature in the Bible (narrative, poetry, prophecy, letters, etc.), so there are many different types of psalms. Some are praise psalms and they are full of exuberant, joyful praise to the Lord. Lament psalms represent the other end of the spectrum as they contain despairing cries to God for help. We also find wisdom, kingship, confidence, thanksgiving, and remembrance psalms. One of the keys for understanding the psalms is to recognize the different types, and we explore these in this series. The psalms appeal to our minds, our hearts, and our entire lives. They provide a timeless resource for God’s people to use in life and worship. They cover the major themes of God’s Word, and they point us to the central person and hero of the Bible, Jesus Christ.
 
 

Jul 10, 2017
Down and Out
Series: 2016 Psalms
Psalm 42
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  • Jul 10, 2017Down and Out
    Jul 10, 2017
    Down and Out
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 42
  • Aug 7, 2016The God who Knows
    Aug 7, 2016
    The God who Knows
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 139
  • Jul 31, 2016One Story, One King
    Jul 31, 2016
    One Story, One King
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Even though the Bible includes 66 books, we are reminded from Psalm 110 it is ultimately one book with one story and one Author. We are also reminded that this story is about one King. We discover why He is the greatest King and why we should follow Him.
  • Jul 24, 2016True Worship
    Jul 24, 2016
    True Worship
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 100
  • Jul 17, 2016Characteristics of a Transformed Life
    Jul 17, 2016
    Characteristics of a Transformed Life
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 119
  • Jul 17, 2016Let the Earth Rejoice
    Jul 17, 2016
    Let the Earth Rejoice
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 96
  • Jun 19, 2016Kiss the Son, Psalm 2
    Jun 19, 2016
    Kiss the Son, Psalm 2
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Every good story has conflict, and the storyline of the Bible is no different. We discover that the conflict is between the Creator and His rebellious creation. God’s response and His plan for the rebellion is to establish His king and bring everything under subjection to this king. We are told to “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish” (Psalm 2:12).
  • Jun 12, 2016Joy in the Morning, Psalm 30
    Jun 12, 2016
    Joy in the Morning, Psalm 30
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 30 is a thanksgiving psalm that combines elements of praise and lament. The psalmist looks to the past at a time when he was in despair and he cried to the Lord for help, and he praises God for hearing and answering him. All of God’s people share this same story: we once were lost but now we’re found. We discover why we have reason and motivation to be humble, and praise, and give thanks.
  • Jun 12, 2016Joy in the Morning, Psalm 30
    Jun 12, 2016
    Joy in the Morning, Psalm 30
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 30 is a thanksgiving psalm that combines elements of praise and lament. The psalmist looks to the past at a time when he was in despair and he cried to the Lord for help, and he praises God for hearing and answering him. All of God’s people share this same story: we once were lost but now we’re found. We discover why we have reason and motivation to be humble, and praise, and give thanks.
  • Jun 5, 2016Out of the Depths, Psalm 130
    Jun 5, 2016
    Out of the Depths, Psalm 130
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 130 is a lament psalm that provides an honest and healthy resource for God’s people to cry out to God when life is difficult. This psalm helps us understand some of the reasons why we experience the depths and how we should respond when we do experience them. We are also reminded that Christ has identified with us and experienced the depths for us so that we have hope we can be delivered.
  • Jun 5, 2016Out of the Depths, Psalm 130
    Jun 5, 2016
    Out of the Depths, Psalm 130
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Psalm 130 is a lament psalm that provides an honest and healthy resource for God’s people to cry out to God when life is difficult. This psalm helps us understand some of the reasons why we experience the depths and how we should respond when we do experience them. We are also reminded that Christ has identified with us and experienced the depths for us so that we have hope we can be delivered.
  • May 29, 2016Confidence in a Dangerous World, Psalm 121
    May 29, 2016
    Confidence in a Dangerous World, Psalm 121
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    We live in a dangerous world with wars, sickness, storms, bad people, and many other challenges. How can we keep from becoming either cynical or anxious? We discover from our psalm that because of Who God is and what God does for us, we have reason for confidence even in a dangerous world.
  • May 29, 2016A Joyful Noise, Psalm 98
    May 29, 2016
    A Joyful Noise, Psalm 98
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    "A Joyful Noise, Psalm 98" from Psalms by Dr. Chris Moore. Genre: Other.
  • May 22, 2016If You Hear His Voice, Psalm 95
    May 22, 2016
    If You Hear His Voice, Psalm 95
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Praise psalms usually follow a consistent pattern. Psalm 95 breaks the pattern and concludes with an abrupt warning instead. We need to hear and respond to this warning. God provides the rest that we all long for and need, but we must not presume on God's grace. We discover how to experience God's rest and we are challenged to pursue his rest with a sense of urgency.
  • May 15, 2016His Love Endures Forever, Psalm 136
    May 15, 2016
    His Love Endures Forever, Psalm 136
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    What are we supposed to do when life is challenging and we start wondering why God allows this and does He still care? Psalm 136 teaches us how to look to the past at God’s great wonders. When we remember all God has done for us, we are encouraged to keep trusting and following Him. We are encouraged that His love clearly demonstrated in the past continues to this day and endures forever.
  • May 8, 2016Majestic and Mindful, Psalm 8
    May 8, 2016
    Majestic and Mindful, Psalm 8
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    This praise psalm calls God’s people to worship. The reason for worship is because God is the powerful Creator, yet He is near to us and He cares for us. He is majestic yet mindful. We discover several ways in which the almighty God cares for us, and this moves us to worship.
  • May 1, 2016The Pursuit of Happiness, Psalm 1
    May 1, 2016
    The Pursuit of Happiness, Psalm 1
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    We all want to be happy. The question is: how do we experience this happiness we crave? Psalm 1 is a wisdom psalm that introduces the Book of Psalms and describes two paths. One is the path of the fool that leads to unhappiness. The other path leads to blessing and true happiness. We discover from this psalm the key factors for taking the path of the wise that ultimately leads to life.