So, Psalm 133 is one of the shortest psalms in the Bible… It’s only 3 verses. And as we are going to see how it underscores the goodness, the pleasantness and ultimately the beauty that can be found in God’s people seeking and finding and embracing unity together in the faith.
The Psalmist begins by lifting his eyes. But where the writer of Psalm 121 looks to the hills, the author of our passage sets his gaze higher, to the one enthroned in the heavens. He looks to the one who, as Isaiah says, dwells on a high and holy place, but also with the…
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
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
There is an old story of a father who took his young son out and stood him on the railing of the porch. He then went down and encouraged the little fella to jump into his arms, maintaining he would catch him. And after a lot of coaxing, the little boy finally made the leap….
As we continue in our summer series with the Psalms of Ascent, we come to Psalm 130, one of the seven penitential Psalms. As the pilgrims journeyed to Jerusalem for one of the festivals at some point along the journey their thoughts may have centered upon the majesty and holiness of YHWH their God and…
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