Come to the Lord for Complete Cleansing.
In reflection upon our last year in the Gospel of John, Pastor Matt walks us through Psalm 51 and the BIG IDEA: Come to the Lord for complete cleansing. Now, how do we do that? Psalm guides us through four:
1. Approach the Lord on the basis of His love and mercy
2. Admit your sin honestly to the Lord
3. Ask the Lord to renew and restore your heart
4. Live in the joy of your salvation
Pray in Pain so you can Rejoice in God
This week, pastor Matt Cohen brings us comfort by digging into Psalm 13 to help us to pray through pain so we can rejoice in God. How? . Turn to God 2. Bring your complaint. 3. Ask for specific help. 4. Renew your trust in His loyal love.
The Word of the Lord Will Prevail
The Psalmist looks around and finds that the faithful seem to have vanished, the fake, empty words of the world seem to be prevailing. But the Lord hears the Psalmist’s cry and responds. The Words of the Lord are pure, enduring forever. The promises of the Lord, including that he will preserve the godly to the end, are certain.
Take Refuge in the Lord
When we feel threatened, we are tempted to run away from God and His calling for our lives. Psalm 11 shows us that we can take refuge in the LORD and remain faithful because He is reigning, He is righteous, and the upright will behold His face.