Sun, Nov 25, 2018
Duration:34 mins 48 secs
Psalm 98 inspired Isaac Watts to write one of the most well known and loved Christmas carols, Joy to the World. How does a 3,000 year old song like Psalm 98 speak to the deepest human needs? How do the hope and promises of Psalm 98 find their fulfillment in the person and work of Jesus Christ? Join Pastor Jim for a study of this ancient but timeless song that stirs us to hope and summons us to sing, to shout and even roar once in awhile!
Sun, Nov 18, 2018
Duration:37 mins 2 secs
Psalm 6 is counted among the 7 great penitential psalms of the early Christian church (the others were Psalms 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, and143). It was the practice of the ancient Christians to sing and read these psalms on Ash Wednesday as part of their penance for sin. But Psalm 6 is also a passionate and personal lament. How does God respond to our tears? In what ways does God understand the deep anguish of soul we sometimes go through? Join Pastor Jim for this comforting and reassuring study on the steadfast love of God on brilliant display in Psalm 6.
Sun, Nov 11, 2018
Scotty Smith talks about Psalm 130.
Sun, Nov 04, 2018
Scotty Smith talks about Psalm 127.
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
Duration:38 mins 26 secs
Psalm 39 is another song of lament. Once again the songwriter, David, expresses honesty, humility, and faith but this all in the context of great perplexity, fears, frustration, sorrow and confusion. I believe we have all experienced similar combinations of feelings at various times in our lives. What does Psalm 39 teach us about how we might approach God during those seasons of great struggle? Can we really be THAT honest with God? Join Pastor Jim for a look a look at this reassuring ancient song of Israel and how God uses it to remind us of the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
Duration:40 mins 25 secs
In Psalm 108 we find portions of familiar lyrics from two other psalms, Psalms 57 and 60. The context for all three psalms seems to have been a season of stress, uncertainty, and imminent conflict with others. But still, Psalm 108 opens and closes with praise to God and bold confidence in God’s power to, and intention to save His people. Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the reassuring hope and promise of this ancient song written by King David and sung by God’s people.
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Steve Guthrie talks about Psalm 103.
Sun, Oct 07, 2018
Duration:36 mins 4 secs
What happens to the soul that turns to and approaches God? Does God welcome us? Does the Bible really teach that we can come as we are? If so, what does this say about the God of the Bible? And what are God’s intentions with us after we turn to Him? Join Pastor Jim for this hope-filled and awe-inspiring look at one of the most effusive Thanksgiving Psalms we find in the Bible, Psalm 65.
Sun, Sep 30, 2018
Psalm 75 is a song of thanksgiving. It opens and closes with exuberant praise to God for the nearness of His presence. How do the people of God experience the presence of God? In what ways does the presence of God satisfy the deepest longings of the human heart? Join Pastor Jim for the study of this expressive and passionate ancient song and the timeless truths it holds for us today.
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
Duration:46 mins 12 secs
Psalm 44 is one of the first communal laments found in the second section of the ancient psalter. Here we find a rehearsal of God’s unfolding plan for redemption history among His people. This is followed by an honest expression of bewilderment about God’s apparent absence among His people. They had not abandoned or forsaken God but it seems as if God had forgotten them. If we have similar experiences in our walk with God, Psalm 44 offers us an encouraging sort of honesty and a model prayer for responding and appealing to God during such times. Join Pastor Jim for this inspiring and hopeful message from Psalm 44.
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
Duration:42 mins 17 secs
David began Psalm 13 sighing but ends it singing the song of God’s salvation. David began Psalm 13 in anguish but ends it with hope-filled assurance. He began Psalm 13 with worry but ends it worshiping. What made the difference for David and can it make a difference for us? Join Pastor Jim for a study of this ancient song that is refreshingly honest and inspiringly hopeful as it points us to the steadfast and faithful covenant love of our redeeming God.
Sun, Sep 09, 2018
Duration:45 mins 19 secs
Join Pastor Jim as he begins another 12 week teaching segment through selected Psalms. He begins this study with a introduction to the Psalms and then takes a look at Psalm 4. If this ancient song had a modern title it might be “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.” In a world full of stress, conflict, discouragement and despair, is it possible to even get one good night’s sleep? Psalm 4 just might have some answers!
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Duration:32 mins 8 secs
Psalm 92 starts off with the bold declaration that "it is good to give thanks to the Lord!” What is it about giving thanks to God that is so “good” and for whom is it good? Join Pastor Jim as he explores the lyric of this ancient song and tells us the reasons he believes it holds the secrets of a flourishing soul.
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
Duration:42 mins 53 secs
Psalm 91 expresses confidence in God’s power and intention to save those who trust in Him. It begins: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, 'My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!'” Here we find one of the most comforting and reassuring of all the psalms, filled to overflowing with the promises of God for those who place their hope in God. Join Pastor Jim for an encouraging look at this ancient song of trust and confidence in the Lord.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
Duration:44 mins 25 secs
Psalm 90 is perhaps the oldest of the psalms and has been attributed to Moses. This amazing ancient song begins to offer answers to some of the biggest questions humanity has ever asked: Who is God? What does it mean to be a human being? Why do bad things happen to “good” people? What is at the heart of God’s invitation to us? Join Pastor Jim for this inspiring study of one of the greatest songs of all time from one of the most honest and humble religious people you’ve ever heard about.
Sun, Apr 24, 2016
Duration:33 mins 45 secs
Psalm 1 opens the Bible's hymnbook drawing a sharp and clear contrast between the wicked and the righteous. This ancient song has been classified as a wisdom psalm in that it shows us the importance of our response to God’s Word and to how God sees things, what God desires and what God disdains. All those interested in drawing from this deep well of wisdom will find it overflowing with practical insights for living life in communion with God.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015
Duration:38 mins 57 secs
In Psalm 139 we find a beautiful portrayal of the God who searches the depths of our being, and who is in the depths of his being, unsearchable.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Duration:40 mins 9 secs
Psalm 41 is the last in the first of 5 collections of ancient songs in the book of Psalms. It has both elements of a song of thanksgiving and lament. What does this tell us about God, about biblical faith and the reality of pain, evil and suffering in our world? Join Pastor Jim for this comforting, reassuring and helpful study of Psalm 41.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Duration:45 mins 49 secs
Psalm 40 reminds us of how biblical faith is not mere intellectual ascent to the existence of God. The Christian faith has doctrinal content but it also about a real encounter with the real God who is really there. Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the practical riches from this ancient song.
Sun, Oct 05, 2014
Duration:45 mins 49 secs
Psalm 33 is one of the so called "orphan songs" in that we have no clue who wrote it. But its theme overflows with praise and confidence in God and it lifts our hearts and heads toward our Heavenly Father. Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the rich and timeless truths of what it means to delight in God and in God's steadfast love for us!
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Duration:36 mins 2 secs
Join TVC's Curate Kim Thomas in a study of Psalm 63, where King David invites us to navigate the wilderness and spiritual drought by finding our desire for, satisfaction in, and praise of God.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
Duration:40 mins 3 secs
In Psalm 32 King David contrasted the blessed life of walking in God's forgiveness with trying to run from the truth of our sinfulness and our need of redemption. Join Pastor Jim as he highlights the beauty of God's grace and mercy which find their ultimate expression in the person of Jesus
Sun, Sep 14, 2014
Duration:46 mins 25 secs
In Psalm 31 King David declared "My times are in Your hand." What did David mean by this bold statement? How would such a claim impact David's view of all the pain, evil and suffering in his life? What does it mean to live our lives with a view of God as completely sovereign in all things? Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the timeless truths of the Bible found in Psalm 31.
Sun, Sep 07, 2014
Duration:43 mins 19 secs
G. K. Chesterton once said, “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” Psalm 30 is bookended with a double outburst of praise and gratitude. How did Israel's King David come to be so animated by the wonders of YHWH? Join Pastor Jim for this study of Psalm 30 and see why David was so caught up in giving thanks to God!
Sun, Aug 31, 2014
Duration:42 mins 19 secs
Psalm 29 is all about the voice of the LORD. Does God ever speak? If so, what would the voice of the Lord sound like? How can we discern the difference between the voice of God and our own ambitions or our own fears? Join Pastor Jim for this helpful study of Psalm 29 and the "Voice of the LORD."