Summer Playlist: Sermons on Psalms

Summer Playlist: Sermons on Psalms

Big Idea

For the longest time, music has been a part of our summer memories. In the Milwaukee area, summer concerts at Summerfest, State Fair, area festivals, and community events provide the soundtrack for our summers. One song can take us back and connect us with the people and experiences of summers past.

Music has a way of touching our souls. That is why so many people are attracted to the book of Psalms because it is a book of songs that touch our hearts. With songs that span the human experiences and emotions, the Psalms tell the stories of the lives of the Psalmists in relatable ways for us all.

In this series, God will move our hearts as we sing along with the Psalmists. As we study selections from the book of Psalms, we’ll connect with God and grow closer to Him.

Series Breakdown

July 31, 2022: Songs of God

Blessed are all who take refuge in Him. The book of Psalms opens with instructions for how and why to read the Bible. Psalm 1 teaches us how to read God’s Word so it touches our hearts in a way that we grow closer to Him. This is followed by Psalm 2, which directs us in how to see our Savior throughout Scripture and in all parts of our lives. God uses these first two Psalms to direct our eyes and hearts to Him, our Heavenly Father.
Sermon Text: Psalms 1 & 2
Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

August 7, 2022: Song of Creation

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8 opens and closes with praise to the Creator of all things. The Psalmist examines God’s creation, from the Heavens to the Earth and all the beings in between. Through this, we come to marvel at how God created and cares for humankind. Although we don’t deserve it, God sets humans as rulers over land and animals, providing all things for His people.
Sermon Text: Psalm 8
Preacher: Pastor Ben Sadler

August 14, 2022: Song of Lament

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? This Psalm opens with a lament to God over difficulties. Like the Psalmist David, we sometimes feel forgotten by God. We wonder how long our suffering can go on. But, like David, when we go to God and study His Word in difficult times, we come to realize that we can trust in His unfailing love and remain sure of our salvation through Jesus.
Sermon Text: Psalm 13
Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

August 21, 2022: Song of Our Savior

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. One of the top hits in the Psalms playlist, Psalm 23 is well-known but often misconstrued. We often hear this at funerals or see it on artwork, but we don’t really understand what the Psalmist David meant by it. We will take a deeper look at this psalm to understand how our Good Shepherd walks with us through thick and thin.
Sermon Text: Psalm 23
Preacher: Pastor Ben Sadler

August 28, 2022: Song of Confession

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. For any of us who have ever found ourselves guilty of a sin (so, everyone), this psalm hits hard. The Psalmist David wrote this song after the prophet Nathan helped him recognize his sinful ways. All of us from learn about confession from this psalm, as we read how David cries out to God in repentance, knowing he is forgiven and saved from his sins.
Sermon Text: Psalm 51
Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

September 4, 2022: Song of Praise

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. God is the God of joy. He blesses us with music, dancing, and other forms of worship so we can demonstrate love to Him and unite with fellow believers. The Psalmist uses this psalm to show us how we can worship and praise our Heavenly Father.
Sermon Text: Psalm 100
Preacher: Pastor Forrest Bivens

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