(Audio clip has blank recording until 5:42 during film clip playback.) Psalm 42. The old song “Am I Blue?” could easily have been written by the Psalmist. In Psalms 42-43 (which originally may have been one psalm) the Psalmist is in the pits. You name it… he was disappointed, discouraged, depressed down, stressed out and feeling, “mighty low.” This psalm lays before us two aspects for every believer’s life. On the one hand we are called to live in eternity with our minds and hearts set on God, on the other, we are also commanded to live in time with our minds and bodies under pressures that cannot be ignored. How can we do both? That’s the question Pastor Barry will answer in this sermon.
In this series, The
Days Psalms of our Lives, Pastor Barry explains the text of six Psalms with clarity and passion revealing their timeless wisdom for every day living. Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope, and joy, the Psalms model how we can be honest and vulnerable in voicing our own petitions and praises to God, connecting His Word to a whole spectrum of human emotions and experiences. The Psalmists’ struggles and triumphs will bring us face-to-face with God’s promises and purposes resulting in heartfelt praise and humble confession in our own spiritual formation. PLEASE NOTE: Each of the sermons in this series will be introduced by a segment of the short film by Fourth Line Films that documents the friendship between Bono, of the band U2, and Eugene Peterson, author of Bible translation The Message, revolving around their common interest in the Psalms. TO SEE THE TWENTY TWO MINUTE FILM IN IT’S ENTIRETY [CLICK HERE]