I am so excited about our new series of messages, Conversations with God: An honest look at the Psalms. When I was younger, I didn’t see much use for the Psalms. I thought: Song lyrics without music to go with them—what’s with that?
Over time I discovered what a lot of Christians discover as they grow older. Life is complex, and we need words to talk to God about the different situations we face. The psalms provide those words. They show us how to pray when we feel like we are on top of the world, and they show us how to pray when we feel like the world is on top of us. They give us direction in prayer for every situation at any time. They give us words to pray when our own words fail us.
I want you urge you to do all you can to make the most of this series. Come to church regularly to take in the sermons in person, or take them in via podcast if you have to miss a church. Use the Companion Guide that is available in your mail slots (and on the Welcome Desk for those who don’t have a mail slot) to go deeper into each week’s psalm.
The Companion Guide is designed to fit your schedule. You can spend only 20 minutes in any given week to dig deeper into that week’s psalm, or you can spend 20 or more minutes every day exploring its depths if you choose.
If you are in a small group, you will benefit from talking together regularly about the psalms we are studying. Hearing the insights of others in the group as they live with these Psalms will encourage you and deepen your own walk with God.
What do you think God might do in your life as you take this journey of “handling life with prayer?” What do you think He might do in our church‘s life as we share this journey together? I believe it will be life changing.--Pastor Tom
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