Psalm 125: The Sure Foundation of the Lord

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,    which cannot be moved, but abides forever.As the mountains surround Jerusalem,    so the Lord surrounds his people,    from this time forth and forevermore. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest    on the land allotted to the righteous,lest the righteous stretch out    their hands to do wrong. Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,    and to those who are upright in their hearts! But thoseContinue reading “Psalm 125: The Sure Foundation of the Lord”

Psalm 122: The Joy of Worship

I was glad when they said to me,    “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”2 Our feet have been standing    within your gates, O Jerusalem! 3 Jerusalem—built as a city    that is bound firmly together,4 to which the tribes go up,    the tribes of the Lord,as was decreed for Israel,    to give thanks to the name of the Lord.5 There thrones for judgment were set,    the thrones of the houseContinue reading “Psalm 122: The Joy of Worship”

Ascend: Series Introduction

Emotion. Feeling. Sensation. Experience. What role do these play in the Christian life? We may push away emotion, experience, and feeling as too easily deceived by present circumstances, but the Psalms show us that God created us as emotional beings. Although we should avoid emotionalism, where our emotions drive our view of God, we alsoContinue reading “Ascend: Series Introduction”

To Be Disciples, That Make Disciples

“18 And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I haveContinue reading “To Be Disciples, That Make Disciples”

Fulfilled: Prophet, Priest, & King

Christmas time is a  special season, drawing out the nostalgia of our childhood. The anticipation of Christmas day, the presents that await, the beauty of lights throughout our neighborhoods and cities, and tasty treats that are shared between friends and family. Moreover, the beauty of Christmas draws us back to our Savior, and His workContinue reading “Fulfilled: Prophet, Priest, & King”