The Prayers of the Psalms
Big Idea of the Series: This six-week sermon series offers a snapshot of the book of Psalms, examining the different types or categories of psalms, as well as what they mean to us today. By focusing on the need for honest communication with God, traversing the range of human experiences and emotions, this series will encourage your congregation to use God’s Word as fuel for both personal and corporate prayer. We can come to God with our hopes, fears, anger, and praise, knowing he hears us and wants to draw us near to him.
Week 1: Sept 24
Text: Psalm 1
Topic: Wisdom, Prayer, Meditation
Big Idea of the Message: The Psalms offer us wisdom for how to pray and how to meditate on God’s Word.
Week 2: Oct 1
Text: Psalm 115
Topic: Hymn, Worship, Perspective
Big Idea of the Message: The Psalms include songs of praise that declare the nature of God.
Week 3: Oct 8
Text: Psalm 51, Psalm 142
Topic: Lament, Honesty
Big Idea of the Message: The Psalms contain laments, songs that honestly wrestle with doubt, grief, and pain.
Week 4: Oct 15
Text: Psalm 116
Topic: Thanksgiving, Trust
Big Idea of the Message: The Psalms involve chapters of thanks that acknowledge what God has already accomplished in the past as encouragement to trust him in the present.
Week 5: Oct 22
Text: Psalm 22
Topic: Royal Psalms, Prophecy, The Bible
Big Idea of the Message: The Psalms point us to Jesus prophetically.
Week 6: Oct 29
Text: Psalm 137
Topic: Imprecatory Psalms, Justice
Big Idea of the Message: The Psalms call for justice over evil.