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August 5: Longing for God. Psalm 84

Sermon Summary Psalm 84 speaks to the blessedness of communion with God. In the first apart of this psalm the writer speaks eloquently to his hearts desire to be with God in worship and fellowship. The psalmist describes the intense desire to enjoy the presence of God among the people of God. From the content of the Psalms it appears that he is outside the city of Jerusal...

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July 29: Create in Me a Clean Heart. Psalm 51

Summary In Psalm 51 we are privy to the cries, the outpouring of a heart that has been brought to repentance by the Spirit of God. This was penned by King David after Nathan the prophet confronted him on his adulterous and murderous acts. In it we see the humility, the sorrow, the understanding of the heinousness of sin, and acknowledgment of God's character that accompan...

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July 22: I Have No Good Apart from You. Psalm 16

This week we look at Psalm 16 and ask ourselves, "How can we find our joy in God?" David shows us that the path to joy is through a singular devotion to God; making Him our greatest good....

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Praying for Our Haiti Team

Use this prayer guide to join us in prayer for our team serving in haiti....

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July 15: Revive Us Again. Psalm 85

Sermon Summary In Psalm 85, those who are languishing in the faith, struggling with sin, or overwhelmed by life, will find hope. The hope found here is rooted in a God who is faithful to restore and revive his people to a deep and profound joy in their salvation. All God's people face periods of struggle and trial in their Christian faith. But the psalmist gives us words ...

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July 8: I Wait Patiently. Psalm 40

Sermon SummaryThis psalm is seeking to fortify the believer's hope in the midst of present trials by rehearsing the past mercies of God. David, a friend of God who is facing great trials, goes back to God's past acts of deliverance to remind himself of God's faithfulness even when he was faithless. After mentally reviewing all of God's past acts of mercy, David's hope is a...

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July 1, What Can Man Do to Me? Psalm 56

Sermon SummaryIn Psalm 56, David speaks to the despair over deep threats from his enemies. The question before us is, how should we respond to people who attack, back stab, or through misinterpretation wound us deeply? How can we face our fear of others? As David draws us into the struggles of his life, we see him crying out in a prayer for deliverance to God. He lays his ...

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June 24, Show Me Your Compassion. Psalm 103

This Sunday we will consider Psalm 103. This psalm is an outburst of personal and corporate praise in response to the character of God. We look at Psalm 103 as a call for Christians to regularly meditate on the character and goodness of God. His love towards us in Christ should be a constant point of reflection and celebration....

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June 17, Have You Forgotten Me? Psalm 42-43

As we continue our "Cry of the Soul" series through the Psalms, we will consider Psalm 42-43 this week. The writer is in a desperate place as he feels forsaken by God, taunted by his enemies, and overwhelmed with the trials of life. He feels attacked from within and without, which leads to his heartfelt cry: "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil wit...

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Planting a Church for Refugees

God has graciously allowed us to serve a community of refugees here in Raleigh, and we are praying that he would provide a way for us to partner with them to plant a church for the Karen population in this city....

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