About the Series

Summer 2019

What would happen if you told God how you really feel or what you really think? Have you ever found yourself praying the same words over and over again without really opening up with God?

No other part of the Bible exposes our inner struggles more than the Psalms. Each Psalm reaches beyond the world of sight and sound to reveal what our senses long to see and hear—our authentic self and the heart of God.

Join us this summer as we walk through the Psalms and learn to pray real prayers. Don’t worry. God is big enough to handle all your pain, rage, fear, desire for control, prejudice, greed, doubt, unfulfilled longings… or any other thoughts or feelings stirring inside you. He’s inviting us to take off our mask and spend this summer praying the Psalms.

Messages in this Series

June 2
Praying with Jesus in Mind (Psalm 2) | Notes

June 9
Distress, Abandonment & Despair: Does God Care? (Psalm 77) | Notes

June 16
Stronger Dads. Stronger Homes. (Psalm 127) | Notes

June 23
The End of Shame (Psalm 32)

June 30
You’re In Good Hands (Psalm 91)
Guest Speaker: John King (Princeton, WV)

July 7
Life Isn’t Fair (Psalm 79)

July 14
How To Pray When You’re Empty (Psalm 63)

July 21
The Beauty of Unity (Psalm 133)
Guest Speaker: John King (Executive Pastor)

Series Resources

Going Deeper

Prayer is a foundation of the Christian life. Yet, if we are honest, it can be a great area of struggle and dryness. The Psalms can reinvigorate our passion as God gives us words to speak. We learn how to go to our Father in weakness, desperation, anger, joy, and praise in the Psalms. We live the full scope of the human experience in the presence of God. He is ready, willing, and able to hear your concerns, fear, hurt, and pain.

Read through the purpose and instructions on how to use this study. There is freedom in the amount of time, study, and depth you choose to give to this study.

Let’s ask God to move in our hearts and in our church to establish a growing movement of prayer and praise!

Praying with Purpose and Perspective

All of us need to work on our prayer life. All of us need to make sure that our lifeline is untangled, free of debris, and fully connected to the Lord.

This Core Class video and study notes are available for you to dig deeper into your prayer life.

Bulletin (June 16, 2019)

Welcome to church… and happy Father’s Day! I pray today’s service strengthens your faith; recalls a pleasant memory of a father, grandfather, uncle, teacher, or coach; and deepens your gratitude for the only perfect Father, our great God and Lord of all…

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When the Darkness Will Not Lift

This Week's Recommended Book June 9, 2019 - Sermon Series: Summer in the Psalms Sermon: Disress, Abandonment, and Dispair: Does God Care? Book: When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God—and Joy by John Piper...

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Bulletin (June 9, 2019)

Welcome to church! I’ve titled today’s message, “Distress, Abandonment & Despair: Does God Care?” The writer of Psalm 77 walks through a deep valley and gets honest with God about what he feels. The first part of the Psalm reminds me of a song written years ago by Bill Gaither and Lily Isaacs: “Does Jesus care when my heart is pained too deeply for mirth or song; as the burdens press, and the cares distress, and the way grows weary and long?” My prayer is that you’ll be able to say by the time you leave today, “Oh, yes, He cares, I know He cares; His heart is touched with my grief. When the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know my Savior cares.”

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Psalms eBooks

This Week's Recommended eBooks June 2, 2019 -Sermon Series: Summer in the PsalmsSermon: Praying with Jesus in MindBooks: Summer in the Pslams and Praying with Purpose and...

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Bulletin (June 2, 2019)

  Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to church! May today’s service help us all take another step in our walk with Jesus. What would happen if you told God how you really feel? Have you ever wished you could truly open up and pray what you think? The Psalms teach...

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Sermon Series | Summer in the Psalms

About the Series What would happen if you told God how you really feel or what you really think? Have you ever found yourself praying the same words over and over again without really opening up with God? No other part of the Bible exposes our inner struggles more...

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