Flourishing In Self Isolation

The psalmists are masterful at grieving their losses, accessing their deep emotion, and processing their pain while at the same time pulling into their circumstances the nature and beauty of God.  Too often it's easy for us to “know” about God, “know” it’s good to process, to “worship”, but in reality we don’t do it with him. The Psalms help us flourish by pointing our raw unfiltered emotions towards God in Worship. In this sermon series we examine how we can process our life with the Bigness of God.

With our loss of the sense of majesty has come the further loss of religious awe and consciousness of the divine Presence. We have lost our spirit of worship and our ability to withdraw inwardly to meet God in adoring silence. Modern Christianity is simply not producing the kind of Christian who can appreciate or experience the life in the Spirit. The words, “Be still, and know that I am God,” mean next to nothing to the self-confident, bustling worshipper in this middle period of the twentieth century. - AW TOZER


SERIES OUTLINE

April 19th - Psalm 8 // God is majestic

April 26 - Psalm 11 // God is holy

May 3 - Psalm 27 // God is good

May 10 - Psalm 90 // God is everlasting

May 17th - Psalm 143 //God is faithful

May 24th - Psalm 32 // God is gracious

May 30th - Psalm 134 // God is Blessed

June 7-  Psalm 119 // God is wise

Psalm 119 // God Is Wise

June 07, 2020 | James Bonney

In this sermon we look at the nature of God’s wisdom and how God always has the highest end in mind, and the best means by which to accomplish or attain these highest ends.  Understanding this we can trust the scriptures to guide our lives and the Spirit, the wisdom of God in us to guide us in how we counsel one another through hard times.  We look practically at how to do this and what it could look like.

 

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Psalm 143 // God Is Blessed

May 31, 2020 | James Bonney

In this sermon we examine what it means that God is blessed and how we bless God and others.  Within this message we practically unpack how to speak blessings over people and how, with the life of the Spirit, we release God's kingdom and presence through blessing.

 

 

Resources.  One of the best books I've read on this topic is The Way Of Blessings.  His book Grace Outpouring was so powerful as well.

Articles: Better than ‘I Will Pray forYou’

 

 

 

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Psalm 32 // God Is Gracious

May 24, 2020 | Jordan Chong

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Psalm 143 // God is Faithful

May 17, 2020 | James Bonney

In this sermon we unpack how holding on to the faithfulness of God in times where we need faith can lead to flourishing in the midst of emotional turmoil. We unpack what the Faithfulness of God is and how through Jesus faithfulness we can have assurance of eternal life.

 

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Psalm 90 // God is Everlasting

May 10, 2020 | Norm Funk

Psalm 90 was written by Moses in response to Israel’s disbelief and rebellion against God as they stood on the doorstep of the Promised Land. In this psalm Moses highlights the great contrast between God and man and God’s anger toward our sin and rebellion and the grace-filled hope we have moving ahead.

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Psalm 27 // God is Good

May 03, 2020 | James Bonney

In this sermon we unpack 3 ingredients that help us grow deep faith with God's presence; we must have an unrelenting pursuit of God, an unwavering commitment to process with God and others, and an undivided attention towards the goodness of God 

 

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Psalm 11 // God is Holy

April 26, 2020 | James Bonney

In this sermon we look faith's response to fears counsel.  When life is crumbling who do you look too?  We examine how David processes intensifying hardship and how God's Holiness helps us trust God in the midst of the tests and trials of our lives.

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Psalm 8 // God is Majestic

April 19, 2020 | James Bonney

In this sermon we look at the nature and character of God's majesty and how often we need to remember who is on the throne.  We discover ways we can get out of anxiety and worship God with greater focus and freedom.

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