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 July 31st, Terry Wiebe will be teaching from Psalm 73, titled, "Is our faithfulness in vain?" Ever wondered why so many irreligious people have it so good? They seem to enjoy optimal health, wealth and success. And then there's you... a devout God-follower whose life seems a mess with troubles galore! Is it really worth it? Most of us have felt this way at one time or another. But few of us have ever gone public with our doubts. In this psalm, one ancient believer aired his complaints to God in a poem that got turned into a hymn and was sung in public worship! Join us as we wrestle with the question, Is our faithfulness to God in a culture that often could care less really worth the effort?
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!