Summer in the Psalms

This summer we will be seeking refreshment in God through the psalms.

The book of psalms (or psalter) actually comprises five books of songs (psalms) covering 500 years - from the psalms penned by King David around 1000 BC, to those celebrating God bringing his people back to Israel from their exile in Babylon around 500 BC.

Because they reflect the breadth of God's character, acts and ways, Martin Luther called them "the Bible in minature." But they don't just instruct. The psalter is the worship book of Israel. So the psalms are the songs Jesus grew up on and sung! And in being part of the Bible he affirmed, we should see them as songs and prayers God himself has given to help us relate to him rightly. They engage every emotion and draw our hearts and minds to him in the most perfect balance of intimacy and reverence. Above all, they enable us to give God praise even when times are hard. In fact the word "psalm" is rooted in the Hebrew word meaning "melody of praise." So if you desire joy in the Lord, you can find it through the psalms.

Join us every Sunday at 4pm:

Psalm 1 - 17 July
Psalm 2 - 24 July
Psalm 3 - 31 July
Psalm 4 - 7 August
Psalm 5 - 14 August
Psalm 6 - 21 August
Psalm 7 - 28 August