Pastor Aaron picks up our sermon series going through John by talking about Jesus and Expectations. As we step through the chapter we can see the harships of life and realize we need to place our expectations at the foot of the cross.
We live in a society that is increasingly polarized around political lines. How are we, as followers of Jesus, to engage in politics? How do we confront the principalities and powers of the day while remembering that our ultimate allegiance is to King Jesus?
One of the most challenging things about following Jesus is knowing how to lovingly confront sin in other Christians. Am I my brother's keeper? Should I overlook an offense? What about the commandment not to judge? As followers of Jesus, it takes love, wisdom, and maturity to know how to help a brother or sister see their sin without being judgmental or condemning.
In Psalm 1 we find both an introduction to the Book of Psalms as a whole, and wisdom from the God who made the universe about how to walk in his blessings and experience the abundant life he came to give us—even in the midst of the trials we all experience in this fallen world. The Psalmist reveals all this and far more in the six tiny verses that make up Psalm one.
Pastor Aaron continues our series of a Summer in Psalms by discussing the importance to lament as brought up by today's passage of Psalm 142: 1-7. This passage outlines the importance of grieving, learning from our emotions, the need for others, and more as Aaron shows in many passages, quotes, and even some Johnny Cash.
Being saved by God means being brought into a family. And part of what God's family does is gather together regularly to worship. For thousands of years, the Psalms have shaped the way that the people of God worship and praise him.