September 9, 2011 – October 21, 2011
Psalms: What do you say...
The biblical book of Psalms in the Old Testament is perhaps the most used and best-loved book in the entire Bible. It is a song book, the hymn book of the people of God. In this Groundwork series we explore themes from the book of Psalms to help us better understand how to read the psalms, apply some of the different types of psalms we encounter to our life experiences, and incorporate the different psalms into our devotional lives for spiritual growth.
Episodes in this Series
September 9 , 2011
The Songbook of the Bible
Have you ever been at a loss for words when you pray? Discover how the Psalms help us express our deepest human emotions as we study this songbook of the Bible.
September 16 , 2011
When You've Made a Mess of your Life
Sometimes guilt can overwhelm us and make us feel like we can never make our lives right again. So when you feel guilty and feel like you’ve made a mess out of life, turn to the book of Psalms for help.
September 23 , 2011
When Things Have Gone Your Way
Times of great rejoicing frequently follow times of great hardship. In times like these, we can feel overwhelmed by feelings of appreciation and thanksgiving. The Psalms can help us pray in these times when life has gone our way.
September 30 , 2011
When You Think the World Is Beyond Redemption
Should our faith influence our participation in the public sphere? Psalm 2 offers valuable wisdom for how we think about faith, morality, and our participation in the world.
October 7 , 2011
When Life Seems Unfair
Do you find yourself stewing over the seeming injustices of life, about why good things happen to bad people, or why some people seem to get all the blessings? What are we to think about such things? How are we to pray? The Psalmist helps us gain a biblical perspective on those questions.
October 14 , 2011
When God Seems to Have Deserted You
How do we pray, how do we worship, when emotions on the outside don't match our emotions on the inside?
October 21 , 2011
Memo to Self: Don't Forget God
You’re worried about yourself, worried about your family, worried about your community. But you’re a Christian. Discover scriptural guidance for what you should think and pray about.