'Psalms' Tagged Posts

'Psalms' Tagged Posts

10 Things You Might Not Know About the Psalms

Let’s go a little deeper into the makeup of this wonderful portion of the Bible known as the Psalms. The following info is gathered from Holman Old Testament Commentary: Psalms 1-75. Here are 10 things you might not know about the Psalms: The Book of Psalms is the original hymnbook. Psalm comes from a Greek word meaning “the plucking of strings” indicating that this Scripture was originally accompanied by stringed instruments for the purpose of worship (2). The Book of Psalms is…

Psalms [Vol. 1] – Series Overview

For the summer of 2019, our sermon series will be Psalms [Vol. 1]. Here are some of the reasons we are doing a series on the psalms during the summer: The psalms teach us how to speak to God. The psalms cover every range of human emotions. This huge section of Scripture is often overlooked in preaching and teaching. Since each psalm is essentially independent of the others, it is a great summer series since people will be traveling more…

Understanding the Book of Psalms

We have already been reading some of the Psalms as a part of our Rocky Creek Bible Reading Plan.  What we have read so far has gone along with events that are described in 1-2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles.  Today we are reading Psalm 1 and 2 so it seems fitting to have some videos today that give us an overview of this book.  As we continue to read through these three books (2 Samuel, 1 Chronicles, Psalms) in the…

Psalm 42 – August 27

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 42 Psalm 43   Have you ever felt dejected, downcast, or a little depressed because life seems unfair? When facing this, what does the psalmist tell himself to do? Feelings are real, but we need to check them with the truth of God’s Word. When feeling discouraged or overwhelmed, what verse has helped you to know that God loves you? Water is essential to live physically. Are you thirsting…

Psalm 141 – August 20

Read the passage this week and think about these questions Psalm 141   How much time have I spent lately calling on the Lord? Do my prayers express a dependency and urgency for God to act in my life? Why should we pray and ask God to guard our mouths? How are others helping you avoid temptation? What is your primary focus in life? Why is this important?  

Psalm 32 – August 13

Read the passages this week and think about these questions. Psalm 32 Psalm 51 2 Samuel 11-12   What type of man/woman is blessed? What are some consequences of sin and guilt? What is the cure for sin and guilt? What does God do with our sin when we confess it? Because God forgives, what should our response to Him be?

Psalm 51 – August 6

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 51 2 Samuel 11:1-12:14 1 John 1:5-10   Compared to David, do you feel you are a great sinner? Compared to God’s Word, are you a great sinner? It is important to acknowledge sin, but why are we so reluctant to confess our sin at times? What words does David use for sin? What does He ask God to do about his sin? After receiving God’s forgiveness, what should…

Psalm 146 – July 30

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 146 Acts 12:1-11 John 9:1-11 Psalm 1 Exodus 22:21-24   What does Psalm 146 exhort us to do? What did the psalmist do with his life and what should we do with our life? Regardless of the situation or circumstance, are you prepared to praise the Lord? How do verses 3-4 in Psalm 146 contrast to verses 1-2? Why can we look to God for help and hope? Are…

Psalm 136 – July 23

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 136 Psalm 135 Deuteronomy 26:1-11   In a quick glance at Psalm 136, what sticks out? Why do you think the psalmist repeats the phrase, “for his steadfast love endures forever”? List 4 ways that you know God loves you. What does giving thanks reveal? Why is it so important? For what can you give thanks? What were the Israelites to remember and give thanks for? How is Psalm…

Psalm 19 – July 16

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 19 Genesis 1 Romans 1:18-25   What can the works of God’s hand (creation) tell us about God Himself? What are synonyms for the Bible, the Word of God? How is the Word of God described and what does it do? What is the Word of God better than? Are you treasuring the Word of God more than wealth and fine food? What are the benefits of reading and…

Psalm 95 – July 9

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Psalm 95 John 10:1-18 Exodus 17:1-7 Numbers 20:1-13; 27:12-14 Deuteronomy 32:48-52 Hebrews 3:1-7, 15; 4:3-7   Who should capture our focus, attention, and affections?  What does God want us to do? Why should we worship God?  Are you listening to God’s voice with a “soft” heart? Why is history important? Why is obedience to God important? Use Psalm 95:2-7 as a prayer to God

College Groups

Statistics say that many students who have grown up in the church decide to drop out once they get to college.  For whatever reason, for these students, being connected to a Bible study group and attending worship services are not high on their priority list.  However, at Rocky Creek we want college students to be an active, integral part of our church family. Therefore, we have two morning worship services (9:00am and 10:30am) and two opportunities for college age students to be…
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