Someone has said the only real constant in life is change. It has ebb and flow to it. Good times, bad times and in between times. How does God work during seasons of change?
There's a book in the Bible to help us with that. It's called Psalms and it contains the wise and poetic wrestlings of God's people.
Psalms reveal an authentic faith that affirms the ideals of God's way while recognizing the real tensions involved in living in a fallen world where life is hard. Their faith was no make-believe.
For instance, in the Psalms we read bout godly believers...
who mock the futility of setting oneself against God (Ps 2)
who experience conflicting emotions while living for God (Ps 3)
who desire peace during distressing times (Ps 4)
who feel disappointment with God and His ways (Ps 13)
who complain strongly when bad things happen to good people (Ps 14)
who face danger yet live to tell about God's protection (Ps 23)
These are poems/songs for real life. In this series we'll consider psalms from the first section of the Psalter (1 - 41). This series runs from March 30 to June, 2014.
On April 27th, Terry Wiebe will teach from Psalm 4 on "The Defender of the Defenseless". There comes a time in everyone's life when their reputation has been dragged through the mud - without warrant, and they feel helpless to defend themselves. What then? The psalmist models a godly response to such suffering. Where do you turn when there's no one to turn to? Psalm 4 can help.
Please feel welcome to join us on Sunday at 10:30 AM as we worship together with singing (a mix of contemporary & traditional), prayer, expository teaching from the scriptures, and communion, all followed by fellowship over “coffee & sweets”. In addition,on the last Sunday of the month, we will also meet from 9-10 AM for a service of communion, sharing and hymns. Everyone is welcome to join as we worship God together.