Together Life: Psalms of Experience
The Book of Psalms is often referred to as the hymnal of ancient Israel—filled with poetry from a wide number of authors, songs lyrics without melody, raw emotion, declarations of faith, and expressions of God’s faithfulness. As the inspired Word of God, the Psalms hold this truth about worship: our worship is a back-and-forth conversation in which we bring all of ourselves (the good, the bad, the raw, and the real) before the feet of our Sovereign God and we are met by all of who God is, His all-sufficient grace.
The Psalms illustrate to us that while our life of faith is exceedingly personal and individual, it is never isolated and never meant to be lived out apart from community. This is the life of togetherness that we see throughout biblical history and throughout the Psalms.
During this 4-week series in the book of Psalms we will be exploring the Together Life and developing the skills to face life’s ups and downs with one another in worship and in faith. We have also taken time with a number of Lake composers to put melodies to these ancient lyrics. A new song has been written for each Psalm and will be shared each week of the series.
|Week 1: “Images” with Pastor Chuck Hunt||Psalm 8||September 12, 2021|
|Week 2: “Don't Waste It” with Pastor Jeanine Smith||Psalm 67||September 19, 2021|
|Week 3: “GOD vs. gods” with Pastor Mathew P. John||Psalm 82||September 26, 2021|
|Week 4: “On our Side” with Jeremy Rose||Psalm 124||October 3, 2021|