One of the most beloved portions of the Old Testament is the Psalms. It's no accident that for years when the New Testament is published with portions of the Old Testament, one of those portions is the Psalms - I have a Gideon Bible to prove my point!
Where do the Psalms fit into the Bible?
They're different from the books of history (eg. Genesis, I Samuel) which contain the storyline of the Old Testament. Here we meet the key people, places and events from the past. They're also different from the books of prophecy which offer a vision of what is to come - sometimes in the near future but more often in the distant future.
So what's in the Psalms? The Psalms are poetic musings cast in strong emotive language. In the Psalms we sense the feelings and faith of the people who lived out the storyline of the Old Testament.
Book III of the Psalms features authors like Asaph, the sons of Korah, and David. These were courageous men and not only because of their national exploits. They were courageous in their willingness to raise hard questions about the LORD's justice and apparent absence in our world.
On September 4th, Terry Wiebe will be teaching from Psalm 84, titled, "Better is One Day In Your Courts...". In Old Testament times, worship was centered in a place - the Jerusalem Temple. It was a place where believers could meet up with God and experience fellowship with Him. Psalm 84 reflects the anticipation experienced by pilgrims on route to Jerusalem. They yearned for time in the Temple because it was where they fellowshipped with God. Where do we best experience connecting with God? How committed are we to spending time there? What would it take to upgrade our times of corporate worship?
Please feel welcome to join us on Sunday at 10:30AM 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 also meet from 9-10AM for a service of communion, sharing and hymns. Everyone is welcome to join us as we worship God together!