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Psalms 29-30

Written by Juliet Main | September 16, 2010 | Psalms 29 - 30

Psalm 29 is a declaration of God’s glory and power.  David describes how the Lord is all powerful over nature. 

    Ps 29:5-8 “The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.  He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox.  The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning.  The voice of the Lord …

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Remember me… (Psalms 26-28)

Written by Nina Schmidgall | September 15, 2010 | Psalms 26 - 28

After our journey through the prophets, I am so glad to be reading and studying in Psalms!  See, I am a typical girl…and I love HAPPY endings!  And I am a mom…so like people to make good choices!  So the prophets had me feeling pretty down and discouraged, reading again and again about how God’s people turned from Him.  God was like a Cubs fan, hanging in there even when …

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So You Want to Be Blessed?

Written by Jeremy Sexton | September 14, 2010 | Psalms 24 - 25

We had a great message this past weekend from Pastor Mark. He talked about how God wants to bless us and how we just have to position ourselves to receive that blessing. It was good stuff, if you missed it you can catch it here.

Today’s reading feels to me a bit like a continuation of that message. Psalm 24 asks the question, “Who shall ascend the hill of …

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Finding Strength in the Lord (Psalms 21-23)

Written by Jenilee LeFors | September 13, 2010 | Psalms 21 - 23

I have this thing where I like to have a certain level of control over things. I like to plan out my week, plan out my day, plan out the next couple years, and plan out how things will turn out. And if I could be honest, I do a pretty good job at figuring things out on my own. That’s why I get in trouble so much. I tend …

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David was BEAST

Written by Kurtis Parks | September 11, 2010 | Psalms 16 - 18

Check out the timeline that we see unfold in these 3 chapters, and you can almost see right into the heart of David, as he writes these psalms.

All through Chapter 16 David seems pretty chill, and secure in God’s protection, and the purpose that he’s placed on his life.  Verse 9 says it best – “Therefore my heart is glad and my whole being rejoices; …

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Can I have a word with you?

Written by Will Johnston | September 10, 2010 |

This weekend we begin our next sermon series, “Words,” based on the books of Psalms, Proverbs, James, and Ecclesiastes.

While the Bible is full of “words,” these are four of what you might call the classics.  Think works by the Beatles, Benjamin Franklin, C.S. Lewis, and Sigmund Freud.  If the Bible had a liberal arts department, they would be in it.

Psalms is an anthology of songs …

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There is none who does good.

Written by Andy Pisciotti | September 10, 2010 | Psalms 14 - 15

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”

You might be tempted to glance over this psalm because if you’re reading it, there’s a good chance that you believe there is a God. But the Lord is speaking to a deeper level than a surface level faith that there is a greater being who created us.

The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, …

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Rosh Hashanah

Written by Dave Schmidgall | September 10, 2010 |

Happy belated Rosh Hashanah!  A year ago, I was invited to join a friend and some of his friends to a Rosh Hashanah party.  For those who are not caught up on their Jewish Holidays, Rosh Hashanah is considered to be their new year. 

So that night, a Japanese Buddhist, an Indian Hindu, a Palestinian Christian, an Israeli, and a Pastor got together to celebrate Rosh Hashanah together.  It …

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Shut Your Big Mouth and Listen Up!

Written by Will Johnston | September 8, 2010 | Psalms 9 - 10

Last night I was pretty frustrated.  To make a long story short, I need to lose a few pounds, and some medical issues are making that more difficult, as I sometimes need to eat when I’m not hungry.  And I bet you thought that having a medical need to consume chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream with caramel topping would be an answer to prayer.

While eating my unwanted midnight …

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Joy

Written by Maegan Stout | September 7, 2010 | Psalms 4 - 5

I looked up the word “Joy” in the dictionary (shocking, I know). The first thing used to describe joy was an emotion. But then what the dictionary went on to describe was actually the feeling of happiness, which I would argue is quite different from joy. I agree with the second definition of joy: “a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated.” …

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