Bible Book = ‘psalms’
The Bible is the one book we need - the one book through which God cleanses us, and trains us to do what is good.
God wants us daily to come to him in repentance, to receive his forgiveness. This is the gospel, this is his plan for your life.
Joy is not found by seeking after things we donâ€™t have, but deliberately choosing to enjoy and be satisfied with what God has given us, celebrating what we love, with one another, today and every day.
Salvation is the beginning of the Christian life. It is the foundation of the building, the first step of the journey. That journey, that building, is called holiness.
The God of creation, whose glory is set in the heavens, is with us, is with you, here today.Â He promises he will never leave, that he will always be with us.
God’s anger is real and righteous. He should be angry with the world, with the suffering and injustice - and his anger is a source of hope to those who are at the sharp end of the world’s evil.
Feeling like God is angry with us, our own weakness, being afraid, and feeling like God is taking too long - all these can stop us coming to God in prayer. But they did not stop David.
In the middle of trouble, David can sleep peacefully, knowing and trusting that God will keep him safe. It doesnâ€™t mean nothing will go wrong, but that, deep down, he is secure in God.
Psalm 2 moves from the individual believer’s choice between the way of Yahweh and the way of the wicked in Psalm 1, to the big picture of a world that opposes God, and will one day be called to account by him. It lifts our eyes from our individual problems, to see God who sits on the throne.
There are not many paths: there are two. Psalm 1 simplifies things right down, to help us understand this message: nothing is so crucial as belonging to the congregation of the righteous.