Songs in the Key of LIfe
The book of Psalms is a diverse compendium of songs and prayers, which express the whole gamut of emotions that make up the human experience. All of life is depicted in the pages of this book, and there is a song for every phase of the heart. This sermon series looks at what the Psalms have to teach us about reorienting our hearts towards God in worship, whatever our circumstances.
Sun Feb 23 '14|
Whatever our circumstances – whether in calmness or chaos – the Bible promises a peace from God that passes all natural understanding. In the final week of this series, Liam looks at the most popular of all the psalms, Psalm 23.
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Sun Feb 16 '14|
Many of the psalms were written by King David when facing danger: fleeing armies, preparing for war, or hiding from enemies. In the penultimate week of our sermon series, Andy Tilsley looks at the theme of fear and how God can provide us strength and courage in daunting moments.
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Sun Feb 9 '14|
Life is not always easy, and sooner or later all of us will experience loss: loss of loved ones, prized possessions, abilities, hopes and dreams. In this talk, David looks at the themes of loss and grief and considers how God can comfort us in our sadness, turning our mourning back into praise.
Sun Feb 2 '14|
Psalm 42 speaks of longing for God, like a deer thirsting for water. In the fifth talk of our series, David looks at the theme of longing and considers how we can cultivate a spiritual life that is both sustainable and life-giving.
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Sun Jan 26 '14|
There is a lot in the world worth getting angry about: injustice, pain, violence and hatred. But anger is a tough emotion to harness; it can so easily consume us. What should we make of the psalms that express anger in language that seems vindictive? And how can we process our feelings of anger in a way that ultimately brings us back to worship of God?
Sun Jan 19 '14|
Worship is a universal human impulse. All of us are worshippers of something or someone. In this third week of our series, David Stroud looks at Psalm 95 and considers how we can channel our desire and passion to its appropriate place, in worship of God.
Sun Jan 12 '14|
In an age like ours, it’s easy to right off ‘wonder’ as a primitive idea, now displaced by knowledge and science. But in the second week of our new series, Liam looks at Psalm 8 and considers why learning to ‘wonder like a child and rule like a king’ is essential for a spiritually vibrant life.
Sun Jan 5 '14|
The book of Psalms opens with a Psalm that really isn’t like a Psalm at all, but an invitation to ‘choose life’. Andy Tilsley kicks off our new sermon series, Songs in the Key of Life, by looking at Psalm 1 and considering how we are to chew over and meditate on the word of God.