Psalm 36. This Psalm contrasts human wickedness at its worst and divine goodness at its best – what people claim will make you happy and what God says will make you happy. Innumerable voices are clamoring to convey their message of what it takes to excel in life, but in this Psalm Pastor Barry shares three things the Psalmist says are necessary to understand in order to excel in life… the futility of sin, the fullness of salvation, and the faithfulness of the Savior. This Psalm is a reminder that we can trust God. Don’t allow a place for evil in your life. God will not short-change you.
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]