God, I feel…
We all can relate to the phrase “Today I feel…” Sometimes we’re happy or content, other times we’re filled with anger, grief, or guilt. We openly share our feelings with the people around us, but often hide our feelings from God. Why is this? Throughout this series, we’ll take a close look at the Psalms. We’ll discover that not only does God want to hear the cries of our heart, He also wants to help us. As we wrap our minds around the amazing reality of God’s character, our response will be Praise!
Session One: Anger (April 15)
Psalm 10 begins by saying, “Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” The Psalmist was frustrated, even angry at God when he looked around and saw the wicked prospering what seemed like right under God’s nose. Sometimes it seems like those who do right don’t get rewarded, and those who live life as they please have all the fun. Is this really true? And, it is OK to share our deepest emotions, even our frustration and anger with God? We’ll answer these important questions in week 1.
Session Two: Grief (April 22)
At one point or another we have all seen someone grieve or even experienced it first hand. Whether it is because of sickness, death, parents divorcing, moving across the country, or a host of other things, grief is a reality of a sin scared world. In Psalm 6 we see the depth of David’s grief as he says, “I am worn out from groaning; all night I flood my bed with weeping.” This week we will discover that not only is God with us in the midst of our grief, but He also understands it more than we will ever know.
Session Three: Seeking Forgiveness From God (May 29)
Despite the fact that David gave in to lust, adultery, and even murder, he is known as a man after God’s own heart. How is that possible? Yes, God cares about our actions. But, just as important is our response to the times where we mess up. After his snowballing sins caught up to him, David became sorrowful and repentant of his mistakes. He wrote Psalm 51, a deeply real and easy to identify with Psalm of David seeking forgiveness from God. This week is a special You Own the Morning which will be led by our freshman class.
Session Four: Praise (May 5)
There are dozens of Psalms that express praise and thankfulness to God. During this final week of the series, we’ll take a look at Psalm 136, a Psalm where every verse talks about an amazing act of God followed by the phrase “His love endures forever.” We’ll have opportunities to express our thankfulness to God, as well as be reminded that he is powerful, and that good things come from him.
May 13 – Student Takeover – NO HS WORSHIP. Students will be running main church services in all venues.