When we’ve done something wrong, why not simply change the rules? Why can’t we simply say that we did was good instead of bad?
It sounds silly when phrased that way, but this is something we do all the time. It’s pretty common for us to take something we know is wrong and change our interpretation of it a little bit to make it something that’s “right for *me*” or something that “works for *me.*” We become the King of our own hearts: we make ourselves the highest authority so that we can decide if what we’ve done is wrong or not.
As we finish our series from the Book of Psalms, we see the contrast of how King David (someone who could just change the rules) responds when confronted with what he’s done wrong. Listen to the audio from Sabrina’s message, below.
Repentance – Psalm 51 – Sabrina
Anger is not often thought of as a “Christian-like” emotion. In fact, it’s often implied that anger is a bad thing and something to be avoided.
But the truth is that anger in and of itself is not sinful. Jesus expressed anger several times in the New Testament, and God is often described as being angry as He sees what His creation is up to.
So how can we express our anger in ways that aren’t sinful, but rather reflect the heart of God? Listen to Pastor Bum’s message from Psalm 109, below.
Anger – Psalm 109 – Pastor Bum
How are people able to praise God in times of trouble? What good are things like God’s “love” and “faithfulness” when our practical circumstances haven’t changed?
As Outpour begins a sermon series on the Book of Psalms, we focus first on Psalm 57: a psalm written during a time of despair, uncertainty, and injustice. And what we find is a sense of how to bring God into into our difficulties – what to do in times of trouble.
Listen to Cris’ message from Psalm 57, below.
Praise in Times of Trouble – Cris