Sun, Jul 13, 2014
Duration:46 mins 6 secs
This ancient song attributed to King David opens as a prayer that turns into a psalm of confidence in God. How should we approach God? What makes us think God will hear our prayers and answer? What do we learn about God's faithfulness in this ancient song? Join Pastor Jim as he walks us through this beautiful and honest song of faith.
Sun, Jun 01, 2014
Duration:38 mins 45 secs
How do you sum up a book as big as the Psalms? Psalm 150 draws this enormous book to a close with the little word: “Hallelujah.” And in fact, Psalm 150 teaches us that “hallelujah" is “the last word” in an even more profound and far-reaching sense.
Sun, Apr 07, 2013
Duration:38 mins 20 secs
Psalm 62 describes a man under attack. Those around David threaten to throw him down and take his life. And yet, in that situation David is also able to say: "My soul finds rest in God alone." Steve Guthrie considers Psalm 62, and argues that the deepest kind of rest is only found when we recognize both who we are truly, and who God is truly.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013
Duration:41 mins 26 secs
In what is perhaps one of the most beautiful and poetic psalms, we learn about how intimately God knows us and how every human life has intrinsic value. We find treasures in this ancient musical prayer about the joys of knowing we belong to God and how we can live in a loving relationship with God because He has redeemed us and called us to walk with Him as His own people!
Sun, Feb 17, 2013
Duration:40 mins 23 secs
Psalm 119 highlights the fact that the God of the Bible has spoken and continues to speak to us through the written Word of God. The ancient songwriter overflows with passion for God's law, precepts, statutes, judgments, decrees, and promises. The psalmist expresses gratitude for and great confidence in the faithfulness and love of God. Join Pastor Jim as he draws both truth and grace from 6 of the 22 stanzas of Psalm 119.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013
Duration:39 mins 53 secs
Psalm 119 has been called a song about the truly blessed life; a life of exuberant delight in God and His Word. The beauty of this ancient song is reflected in the relationship the ancient songwriter had for the Lord and how he passionately desired to walk in God's ways, for God's glory. What was it that the psalmist saw in God's Word? Why was he so caught up in its timeless truths and instruction? Join Pastor Jim in Part One of a two part series on Psalm 119.
Sun, Feb 03, 2013
Duration:33 mins 17 secs
Often referred to as the Venite in liturgical settings, Psalm 95 is sung on a daily basis around the world, summoning the community to come and sing joyfully to the LORD. This ancient song has two themes in which it calls us to worship God with exuberant praise and thanksgiving and also, to heed God's Word with tenderness of heart and in loving obedience. Hebrews 3 serves as a New Testament commentary on Psalm 95, reminding us that we find true rest for our souls as we find rest in the salvation on offer through Christ, to whom all the Psalms point us.
Sun, Jan 27, 2013
Duration:47 mins 20 secs
We've all got questions about God. We've all struggled with whether or not God is aware of what we are going through or if He has turned away from hearing our prayers for some reason. Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the amazing truths of Psalm 77 and shows us how God is never offended by our honest questions, how God is always a redeemer and has promised to be with His people, and how placing our faith in God is the true delight of God's own heart.
Sun, Jan 20, 2013
Duration:42 mins 17 secs
Throughout the Bible we see signs that God is seeking a people He can call His own. What does it mean to say that we are the people of God? What characteristics mark those who are God's people? Is it moral perfection? Is it religious devotion? Does it require that we attend church, memorize the creeds, or give a certain percentage of our income to the church? If you're eager for God's grace, all you need is nothing. God takes care of it all in the person and work of Jesus Christ! Join Pastor Jim as he teaches from Psalm 85 on the amazing and sovereign grace of God shown to guilty and undeserving sinners like King David and all of us here at The Village Chapel.
Sun, Jan 13, 2013
Duration:41 mins 5 secs
Psalm 37 is filled with exhortations, perspective, and promises for the hungry human soul. This ancient song reminds us that we can trust in the Lord, delight in the Lord, commit our way to the Lord, and rest in the Lord. Join Pastor Jim as he focuses in on what it means to believe in this kind of God.
Sun, Jan 06, 2013
Duration:50 mins 16 secs
Pastor Jim teaches from Psalm 34 on how believers should worship the Lord with enthusiasm, fear the Lord with humility, and trust the Lord with confidence.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012
Duration:42 mins 34 secs
Why do some people have trouble believing that God really loves them? What happens to us when we actually become aware of God's amazing love for us? Pastor Jim leads us through a study of Psalm 36, focusing on the honest truth about our own condition and the humbling joy we find when we experience the vastness of the love of God.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012
Duration:38 mins 16 secs
From Psalm 100 Pastor Jim teaches us about the difference between mere happiness found in happenings and Advent Joy found in Christ. We learn that what keeps us from experiencing joy is when we live life in hot pursuit of finite things, and then, even if we acquire those finite things, they eventually disappoint us. Psalm 100 shows us we were designed for life with God and only a right relationship with God can satisfy our deepest longings.
Sun, Dec 09, 2012
Duration:33 mins 14 secs
Psalm 46 inspired Martin Luther to write one of the most well known and best loved hymns of all-time, A Mighty Fortress is Our God. When the world feels like it is unraveling right in front of your eyes, where can you turn for peace? When the things you thought you could count on most have failed, is it still possible to find peace? Join Pastor Jim for a study of Psalm 46 and learn about the peace of God, which comes as a gift and so often passes human understanding.
Sun, Dec 02, 2012
Duration:45 mins 33 secs
Pastor Jim teaches from Psalms 42 & 43 on how spiritual drought can happen to anyone, at any time, for any number of reasons. These two Psalms show us how deep and lasting hope is found in God alone, by remembering God's faithfulness and lovingkindness, even though we may be going through a very difficult season of life.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012
Duration:37 mins 11 secs
Pastor Jim walks us through the ancient antiphonal song, Psalm 136. One lyric line of this psalm repeats 26 times, driving home the song's overall theme: the LORD's love and mercy never fail! This means that no matter who we are or what we may have done, God's love and mercy are a standing offer! When it comes to God's grace, all you need is need; all you need is a thirst to be loved or forgiven!
Sun, Nov 18, 2012
Duration:35 mins 21 secs
Psalm 27 is filled with revelation about the Lord. This ancient song shows us how the God of the Bible is Himself the source of our light, our salvation, our safety, and our security; and all of this because God has proven Himself to be completely faithful and trustworthy to His people.
Sun, Nov 11, 2012
Duration:30 mins 34 secs
What is God? Who is God? Who among us has the legitimate right to approach God? If we are indeed all sinners, what hope is there that God can or will save us? Join Pastor Jim as he teaches from the ancient song, Psalm 24, about the coming of the King of Glory and the hope of the Gospel!
Sun, Nov 04, 2012
Duration:40 mins 32 secs
Pastor Jim teaches from Psalm 23, perhaps the best known and most loved of all the ancient songs. Here, God reveals Himself as our Shepherd who faithfully and lovingly cares for His sheep. God is also cast as our Host, preparing a table for His people and welcoming them to dwell in His house forever. Pastor Jim asks the question: Who wouldn't want that?
Sun, Oct 28, 2012
Duration:38 mins 40 secs
Pastor Jim teaches from Psalm 23 on how everything changes once God becomes the shepherd of your life.
Sun, Oct 21, 2012
C. S. Lewis called Psalm 19 "one of the greatest lyrics in the world." Join Pastor Jim for a refreshing study of this ancient song, overflowing with the beauty of the God of the Bible, who lovingly reaches out to call a people to Himself.
Sun, Oct 14, 2012
Duration:40 mins 55 secs
Pastor Jim teaches from Psalm 8 on the questions: Who is God? and What does it mean to be human?
Sun, Oct 07, 2012
Duration:40 mins 30 secs
Pastor Jim teaches from Psalm 51 about the redeeming process of confession of sin and receiving God's amazing grace!
Sun, Sep 30, 2012
Duration:41 mins 2 secs
Pastor Jim shows how Psalms 3-5 reflect the lament of an honest human struggle as presented to the loving and gracious God of the Bible. In spite of this world's brokenness and difficulties, we can have confidence in the God who rescues and redeems!
Sun, Sep 23, 2012
Duration:38 mins 33 secs
Pastor Jim teaches from Psalm 2 on the futility of mutiny from God and our desperate need for rescuing grace through faith in Jesus Christ.