We explore Psalm 1 and what it means to be planted by water and to bring forth fruit.
"Who's in charge here?" It's a question you may have heard before. Psalm 2 starts with that broad question but narrows it down to "Who is in charge of my life?"
When was the last time you were amazed by something? The capacity to be in awe and wonder is an incredible gift. This is a gift from God that we are invited to share, for the life of the world.
Why does God seem strangely absent at times? Why does he remain silent in the middle of really difficult circumstances? Why no answers to our prayers and no sense of his reassuring presence? These are the questions we will wrestle with today.
Is it possible that there is life in the season of dying, both for those who are dying and for their loved ones? If it's true of Jesus, should it not also be true of us?
Using Psalm 32, we take a look at how confession opens the door for us to be able to hear how God is leading us and freeing us to take our next steps in following Jesus.
In his teaching, Jesus makes a series of statements about the "blessed-ness" of various groups of people, including this one: "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth". Strange? Perhaps. But let's lean in and listen to how these words might help us take our next step in following Jesus Christ.
Imprecatory Psalms (those Psalms that invoke judgment upon one's enemies or those perceived as the enemies of God) allow us to step into the gut-wrenching anguish of the Psalmists while giving us a format to share our strongest emotions with our ever-powerful God. With a focus on Psalm 59, we see that instead of unloading on the people around us, the imprecatory Psalms show us how to upload our emotions to God.
After a week of fun at ClearView Kids Camp we are going to have a front row seat for stories of God's activity in the hearts and lives of people this past week. Following along using the online study guide: http://bible.us/e/1177