Psalms: A Tree Planted

Psalms: A Tree Planted

49 Messages | Sept. 2012 - Sept. 2013

The Psalms give expression to our souls, from the highest of delights to the lowest of despairs. But even more importantly, they point us towards the One True and Living God and his Son, Jesus Christ. By doing this, the Psalms help us as real people with real issues rightly live our lives before the face of God.

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September 30, 2012 by

Psalm 1 paints pictures of a tree and chaff to lead us to the life that is truly blessed.

Scripture: Psalm 1:1-6

October 7, 2012 by

In Psalm 2 God makes it clear that he reigns over all the earth. In light of this fact, the only appropriate response is humble submission to King Jesus.

Scripture: Psalm 2:1-12

October 14, 2012 by

Trusting that “salvation belongs to the Lord” radically changes how we deal with the situations that we face.

Scripture: Psalm 3:1-8

October 21, 2012 by

When others are slandering and lying about King David, he turns to the Lord and finds the ultimate source of his joy and peace.

Scripture: Psalm 4:1-8

October 28, 2012 by

Psalm 5 contains very strong words that force us to see the seriousness of sin and the overwhelming power of Jesus’love.

Scripture: Psalm 5:1-12

November 4, 2012 by

In Psalm 6 King David struggles through a period of deep despondency, but in the midst of this, he calls out to the Lord for deliverance.

Scripture: Psalm 7:1-10

November 11, 2012 by

When King David is falsely accused, he responds by longing for the justice of God, a yearning that finds its complete fulfillment in the cross and kingdom of Jesus.

Scripture: Psalm 7:1-17

November 18, 2012 by

While reflecting on the vastness of creation, David experiences a deep sense of wonder and awe at what it means to be a human being created by the Lord and cared for by the Lord.

Scripture: Psalm 8:1-9

November 25, 2012 by

To fight the good fight of faith, we must remind ourselves to put our hope in the Lord through our speaking and singing.

Scripture: Psalm 9:1-20

December 2, 2012 by

How do we handle it when wicked people do evil actions but apparently do not suffer any consequences? We trust in the Lord who promises to deal with every situation according to his schedule, and we live by faith.

Scripture: Psalm 10:1-18

December 9, 2012 by

Even in the midst of difficult and threatening times, our faith in the Almighty Lord overcomes fear by giving us a rock-solid confidence.

Scripture: Psalm 11:1-7

December 16, 2012 by

Rejoicing at the good news of Christmas requires that we see it against the backdrop of the bad news.

Scripture: Psalm 14:1-7

December 23, 2012 by

As David reflects on his life, he is amazed at God's goodness to him and delights in the Lord as his greatest joy in this life and the life to come.

Scripture: Psalm 16:1-11

December 30, 2012 by

Pastor Tyler preaches on Psalm 18.

Scripture: Psalm 18:1-50

January 6, 2013 by

In one of the most beautiful of psalms, we see how both creation and the Bible declare the glory of God and are given a prayer that we would too.

Scripture: Psalm 19:1-14

January 13, 2013 by

Psalm 22 gives us a vivid description of both the agony and the triumph of the cross of Jesus.

Scripture: Psalm 22:1-31

January 20, 2013 by

David's 23rd psalm culminates on the presence of the coming shepherd who would die for our sins.

Scripture: Psalm 23:1-6

January 27, 2013 by

Jesus is the King over all of the earth, and that impacts how we approach him and how we welcome him into our midst.

Scripture: Psalm 24:1-10

February 3, 2013 by

King David is facing difficulties in Psalm 25, and he asks the Lord to teach him in order to prepare him for what lies ahead.

Scripture: Psalm 25:1-22

February 10, 2013 by

When we live by faith, we are freed from fear and find in Jesus the deepest satisfactions of our soul.

Scripture: Psalm 27:1-14

February 17, 2013 by

Psalm 29 gives us a vivid description of a violent thunderstorm, which gives us a sense of power and majesty. But this pales in comparison to the Lord, who gloriously and sovereignly rules over the storm.

Scripture: Psalm 29:1-11

February 24, 2013 by

The path to our deepest joy comes through repentance and forgiveness.

Scripture: Psalm 32:1-11

March 3, 2013 by

David leads us in worship of an active and powerful creator God in the 33rd Psalm.

Scripture: Psalm 33:1-22

March 10, 2013 by

When set in contrast to the self-absorbed ways of the wicked, the goodness of the Lord shines all the brighter as our source of our satisfaction and hope.

Scripture: Psalm 36:1-12

March 17, 2013 by

If you are feeling driven to fretting and envy, look to the future and trust in what the Lord has promised to do.

Scripture: Psalm 37:1-40

April 7, 2013 by

Following Jesus will not exempt you from times of spiritual dryness and a downcast soul. Psalm 42 tells us how to fight for our faith a midst the discouragement.

Scripture: Psalm 42:1-11

April 14, 2013 by

God calls us to trust him through times of suffering because it is through suffering that God accomplishes his most glorious purposes.

Scripture: Psalm 44:1-26

April 21, 2013 by

Since we have a God who reigns over all things and is for us, we have absolutely nothing to fear.

Scripture: Psalm 46:1-11

April 28, 2013 by

The truth that the Lord reigns over all the earth should produce a response of delight, not only in our spirits, but in our bodies as well.

Scripture: Psalm 47:1-9

May 5, 2013 by

Tyler Velin preaches on Psalm 49.

Scripture: Psalm 49:1-20

May 12, 2013 by

God is an awesome and beautiful judge, and he calls us come to him with a heart of thanksgiving.

Scripture: Psalm 50:1-23

May 19, 2013 by

In Psalm 51 David confesses the full weight of his sin and receives the glorious mercy of God.

Scripture: Psalm 51:1-19

May 26, 2013 by

When other people sin against us, we have to bring God into the picture to overcome our fear and transform our response.

Scripture: Psalm 56:1-13

June 2, 2013 by

God is desirable and satisfying because he is, quite simply, better.

Scripture: Psalm 63:1-11

June 9, 2013 by

God’s abundant blessing in every facet of our lives should produce in us a deep sense of delight.

Scripture: Psalm 65:1-13

June 16, 2013 by

Since God has brought us into his kingdom, we desire to see his blessings spread to all nations, so that people get grace and Jesus gets praise.

Scripture: Psalm 67:1-7

June 23, 2013 by

Our longing for a good and victorious king finds its satisfaction in our great King Jesus.

Scripture: Psalm 72:1-20

June 30, 2013 by

Pastor Rick Anderson describes the pilgrims journey in Ps 84

Scripture: Psalm 84:1-12

July 7, 2013 by

Asaph tells the story of how he had been overcome with envy, but his outlook was transformed when he worshiped God and realized that he had a much greater satisfaction.

Scripture: Psalm 73:1-28

July 14, 2013 by

Pastor Tyler teaches us the beauty of preaching to ourselves from Psalm 77.

Scripture: Psalm 77:1-20

July 21, 2013 by

Pastor Tyler looks at Asaph's plea for children in psalm 78.

Scripture: Psalm 78:1-72

July 28, 2013 by

Even amidst the most devastating of circumstances, God loves us by glorifying himself.

Scripture: Psalm 79:1-13

August 5, 2013 by

No one can follow Jesus without humility, which comes from rightly seeing who God is and rightly seeing who we are.

Scripture: Psalm 90:1-17

August 13, 2013 by

David gives us a number of vivid descriptions of the Lord's goodness to us, which highlight who he is and what he does for his people.

Scripture: Psalm 103:1-22

August 18, 2013 by

Pastor Tyler preaches on Psalm 104.

Scripture: Psalm 104:1-35

August 25, 2013 by

The Bible describes idolatry as the fundamental human problem. Psalm 115 reveals why trusting in the Lord is so much better than trusting in a dead idol.

Scripture: Psalm 115:1-18

September 1, 2013 by

We have absolutely nothing to fear because our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Scripture: Psalm 121:1-8

September 8, 2013 by

Psalm 139 is one of the most theological psalms but also one of the most personal, as it tells us of the Lord who knows us completely.

Scripture: Psalm 139:1-24

September 22, 2013 by

The book of Psalms concludes with a stirring call to praise the Lord, and when we do that, we begin to experience what we are made for.

Scripture: Psalm 149-150