Week 4 of 6, Jay Parry. Psalm 22. There are times in our lives when God feels far away or when our prayers seem to “bounce off the ceiling.” We all have experienced times like this; David certainly did. But we can still find encouragement. Even though God may seem far away, He is still God and is still present. And God has a track record of remaining faithful.
Week 3 of 6, Katy McGrath. Psalm 51. We are all enemies of God because of our sin, but because of God’s great love, we can experience a restored relationship through Christ. Yet sin is something we must still contend with, because of our sin nature. Katy helps the group understand how they can approach God in dealing with their sin and how they can move forward in repenting of sin.
Week 2 of 6, Matt Ousdahl. Psalm 30. Matt O builds on ideas introduced in the previous week. When we turn to God with our prayers and God responds, how do we respond? The proper response is to praise God and give God thanks for answering a prayer, a need, or a concern—or for providing comfort during a difficult situation.
Week 1 of 6, Jay Parry. Psalm 3. “Drama” seems like an almost inevitable part of our experience, and while much of this drama is “normal” and relatively harmless, some is more sinister. What do we do when it seems like everyone is against us? Who do we turn to when friendships sour? Psalms 3 helps us understand what it means to turn to God when it feels like everyone else has turned against us.