We’re continuing our study in the Psalms of Ascents or pilgrim songs. And these songs were not just for those who sojourned to Jerusalem for worship but they’re songs the LORD has provided for us to sing now as we sojourn to his eternal presence. And today we’re looking at Psalm 129. It was just read for us, we’ve read it together and it’s a little unnerving, isn’t it? The Psalmist uses graphic agricultural metaphors to describe his suffering and he doesn’t mince words in praying for the LORD’s justice against the wicked.
We’re continuing our Eastertide series, focusing on “Stories of the Kingdom” and getting a feel for how this mysterious kingdom of God that Jesus spoke of in his parables, takes shape in the book of Acts Notes
Today marks the beginning of our OT summer series and we’ll be looking at the Psalms of Ascent. Which are a collection of fifteen Psalms in the Psalter (Ps. 120-134). The Hebrew term for “ascent” carries the sense meaning “going up” or “ascending in procession.” Notes
For those of us in the congregation who’ve faced real adversity and came through it, we can fill in these blanks, right? “If it had not been for parents, spouses, friends and even strangers who were on our side then then we have no idea where we’d be. Notes
As Mark shared last week, we are using these summer months to look at the Psalms of Ascent—these fifteen psalms from Psalm 120 to Psalm 134 that were sung by Jewish travelers as they journeyed from their homes to the city of Jerusalem in order to participate in the annual feasts. Today we’re looking at…
Today marks the conclusion of our Eastertide series, entitled “Stories of the Kingdom.” For the last four weeks we’ve used this time to discover how Jesus’ parables concerning the Kingdom came to fruition in the book of Acts. Notes
As many of you know, Mark and I spent the time between Easter Sunday and Ascension Sunday looking at kingdom stories from the book of Acts, and in particular at how the gospel triumphed through the faithful witness of the early church. So today’s sermon is sort of like an origin story. Notes