On Resurrection Sunday, renew your commitment to Christ and BEGIN a FRESH START in your walk with God.
Our passage in Luke 1:68-79 presents Zechariah’s praise at the birth of his son, the baby that would grow up to be John the Baptist. His praise represents the hope of all Israel, that the Messiah had finally come, that GOD HAS VISITED HIS PEOPLE. His praise reaches through the centuries to remind us that God has provided an answer to the sorrows and evil that is in this world today.
Finding Yourself in the Psalms Psalm 137 A Psalm When You Have No Song to Sing One of the Darkest Psalms Frequently used as a polemic against Scripture We should study this: 1. To teach us the anguish of sin. Here, God’s people respond after they had sinned. ASK Gov. Spitzer “was it worth it??” […]
Finding Yourself in the Psalms Psalm 131 A Psalm of Quiet Confidence in the Lord What kind of athlete do you admire most?• arrogant?• boastful?The kind that knows his abilities and the abilities of his opponent and demonstrates quiet confidence.Psalm 131 addresses humility before God, and gives an example of one who has learned that […]
Finding Yourself in the Psalms Psalm 125 A Psalm of Confidence in God When the U.S. Mint moved the national motto to the edge of the $1 coin, officials claimed their decision would draw attention to the phrase "In God We Trust." Few observers agreed, and here at FRC, we voiced our concern that moving […]
Finding Yourself in the Psalms Psalm 113-114 Psalms Praising God for His Deliverance Psalms 113-118 – The HALLEL. Recited during PASSOVER, TABERNACLES, PENTECOST 113-114 Sung at the Passover Meal, after the 2nd CUP 113 – 3 Stanzas, 3 verses each. – Trinity – Praise and Deliverance 114 – Deliverance from Egypt I. Praise Him EVERYWHERE. […]
Finding Yourself in the Psalms Psalm 40 A Psalm of Praise and Hope Psalm 40 –2 sections.1-10 PRAISE for GOD’s DELIVERANCELooking BEHIND PAST victories11-17 HOPE for continued DELIVERANCE Looking AROUNDtrials continueNeed for continued mercySpeaks both of DAVID and CHRIST Read 1-10Hebrews 10:5-7Christ is Seen throughout the Psalm• Patience. V. 1 Christ is patient with us. […]
Finding Yourself in the Psalms Psalm 39 A Psalm of Hope Life without hope is despair “It’s been said that a man can live about 40 days without food, about three days without water, and about 18 minutes without air – but only one second without HOPE.” (Sweeting, 240)Psalm 39 – David considers the […]
Finding Yourself in the Psalms Psalm 136 A Psalm to Remind us of God’s Loyal Love Part of the Halel (praise) – recited at different times in the Passover FeastPsalm 136 = Great HalelPsalm 113-118 = Halel (First two recited before the meal, last four recited after) Antiphonal Psalm – Priests recited first section – […]