Psalms: What do you say...

September 9, 2011 – October 21, 2011

Psalms: What do you say...

The biblical book of Psalms in the Old Testament is perhaps the most used and best-loved book in the entire Bible. It is a song book, the hymn book of the people of God. In this Groundwork series we explore themes from the book of Psalms to help us better understand how to read the psalms, apply some of the different types of psalms we encounter to our life experiences, and incorporate the different psalms into our devotional lives for spiritual growth.

Episodes in this Series

Psalms: What do you say...September 9 , 2011

The Songbook of the Bible

Have you ever been at a loss for words when you pray? Maybe you’re feeling blessed beyond words or maybe your heart is breaking. This week on Groundwork we turn to the Psalms to express our deepest human emotions and begin a series on this song book of the Bible. Dr. Tim Brown joins us as we discuss Psalm 1 and how the Psalms can give words to our most earnest prayers.

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Psalms: What do you say...September 16 , 2011

When You've Made a Mess of your Life

It could be a small thing…a loved one’s birthday forgotten. Or it could be much bigger…a promise not kept, a vow broken, or a life changed forever. Most of us have experienced feelings of guilt. Sometimes guilt can overwhelm us and make us feel like we can never make our lives right again. So when you feel guilty and feel like you’ve made a mess out of life, how can the book of Psalms help?

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Psalms: What do you say...September 23 , 2011

When Things Have Gone Your Way

Times of great rejoicing frequently follow times of great hardship, like when we’ve prayed for fervently for someone waiting on medical tests, then the call comes and the test results are clear! Even simple things like receiving a scholarship or getting a promotion or the birth of a grandchild make us want to give thanks. In times like these we can feel overwhelmed by feelings of appreciation and thanksgiving. How can the Psalms help us pray in these times when life goes our way?

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Psalms: What do you say...September 30 , 2011

When You Think the World Is Beyond Redemption

In many ways, we separate our Christian faith from the broader world in which we live. We talk about our personal relationship with God or about Jesus as our personal Savior. We may even go so far as talk about God in relationship to the church, his group of chosen believers. Is it possible to see God as a God of government or of international affairs? What does Psalm 2 say about it?

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Psalms: What do you say...October 7 , 2011

When Life Seems Unfair

Everybody has heard the question, Why do bad things happen to good people? But you might also ask, Why do good things happen to bad people? Or even, why do good things happen to some good people, but not to others? Do you find yourself stewing over the seeming injustices of life? What are we to think about such things? How are we to pray?

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Psalms: What do you say...October 14 , 2011

When God Seems to Have Deserted You

How do we pray, how do we worship, when emotions on the outside don't match our emotions on the inside?

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Psalms: What do you say...October 21 , 2011

Memo to Self: Don't Forget God

So you’re a Christian. And you’re worried. You read the news every day. The world’s a mess, the economy doesn’t get any better, housing values keep going down. You’re worried about yourself, worried about your family, worried about your community. But you’re a Christian. So, what do you think and pray about?

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