Trust

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Psalm 146:3 says "Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation." At the deepest levels of the human soul, we are desperate to TRUST in something that will provide salvation. The world is full of princes, but we are called to trust in the Prince of Peace, the One who helps and in whom we place our hope.  Click here to listen to or download the mp3 of the sermon only.



God is Good

Sunday, August 13, 2017

God is good... his steadfast love endures FOREVER! It is this idea of forever that captivates all of us, to grasp the things in this life are forever. Psalm 136 tells us that God's love is forever, and we can experience and see it even today in creation and in his continuing story of salvation.  Click here to listen to or download the mp3 of the sermon only.



Listen

Sunday, August 6, 2017

One of the essentials of every good relationship is the skill of listening well – not just hearing but listening. This is true in marriage, parenting and in our relationship with God. Can we recognize his voice? When we recognize it, the next question is do we respond to it? Does it move us to change? This is the heart of Psalm 81, as the psalmist delves into these very questions.  Click here to listen to or download the mp3 of the sermon only.



Fear

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Every single person is on a spiritual journey from "here" to "there." But the question is how does one get "there"? In the world we live, each person faces obstacles of fears that keep us from finding the paths and roads to spiritual life. The God we worship doesn't leave us to our fears but provides a way through a covenant relationship. This is the heart of Psalm 25.

Click here to listen to or download the mp3 of the sermon only.



Desperation

Sunday, July 23, 2017

In Psalm 22, we find David in a desperate spot. He is crying out to God to rescue him from suffering, but God seems to have left him all alone. His prayers go unanswered. Yet in the midst of his suffering, David learns that God is present with him in his suffering, and as a result he can suffer with hope. For those of us who know Jesus, we have hope that our suffering can be redeemed through the presence and power of Jesus. Click here to listen to or download the mp3 of the sermon only.




The Middle

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The hardest part of running a marathon is the “middle”. The beginning is exciting and the ending is exhilarating… but the middle is hard. The same is true in life, waiting is hard, living in the “not yet” is trying. It is in these moments where we can cry out to a gracious and loving God who understands out brokenness, who understands mystery, who is the God of all knowing when we don’t know. Psalm 130 is a Psalm for all of us who are living in the “middle” which gives us encouragement to “wait upon the Lord”.


Click here to listen to or download the mp3 of the sermon.




Thunder

Sunday, July 2, 2017

It is the loudest noises that grab our attention, and in the ancient culture the loudest would have been the thunderstorm. The Psalmist use this imagery to grab our attention to teach us about the worship of our God that many times we lose sight of. Psalm 29 is that reminder that our God is all powerful and a God of all peace... all cry glory!!  


Click here to listen to or download the mp3 of the sermon only.



Then AND Now

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Psalm 72 is a prayer of dedication for Solomon's reign as King of Israel. His prayer is that he rules with justice and righteousness. It's also a foreshadow of the reign of the King of kings. What message is their for us who live between these two?


Click here to download or listen to the mp3 of the sermon only. 





Worship on the Back Lawn

Sunday, June 18, 2017

All of the other Sundays of the year, we worship in different services, but today we come together to worship, to fellowship, to be together as one. This morning we are going to examine what I call “an outdoor Psalm,” as we immerse ourselves in the midst of God’s creation right in our own backyard.  From trees to grass to clouds to birds hills, water, sun, and even mankind… all of them we find in Psalm 104. All of them point us in the direction of the one who is the creator to be worshipped.  “Bless the Lord, O my soul!”





Pulled Over

It is a fact of life that everyone fails and messes up in many different areas, if not all areas of our lives. The real question is what is next. Where do we go with the sin in our lives? Psalm 32 provides the answer, and it isn't in ignoring and staying silent but in confession. When we confess our sins and transgressions, the one whom we sin against offers us forgiveness!    Click here to listen to or download the mp3 of the sermon only.





Are We There Yet?

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Summer is a time for travel. Every journey starts somewhere and ends somewhere, but the real challenge is the in between. In Psalm 122, David receives an invitation to a journey to God's house. His vision for what awaits him there - a place of security, community, and justice - motivates him to give up everything and invite others to join him on the journey. Where are you going? Have you responded to the invitation to journey to God's house? What do you need to let go of to run the race?