Psalms: The Joys & Struggles of the Faithful

Psalms: The Joys & Struggles of the Faithful

Peace in the Face of a Hostile Culture

Psalm 4 During David’s reign as king, he faced much adversity from those in his kingdom and even from his own family. Pastor Ben Khazraee, in a message with particular relevance in today’s climate, reveals how we, like David, can find peace in a hostile culture.

The Joy of Citizenship in God’s City

Psalm 87 Psalm 87 only has seven verses but it has a big theme. Pastor Ben Khazraee shows how the theme of this psalm, about God’s people in God’s place with God’s presence, is developed throughout the entire Bible.

Meditating on God’s World and Word

Psalm 19 Psalm 19 declares that God is not silent and that we should recognize and respond to that truth. Pastor Ben Khazraee explores this psalm and explains how God speaks to us through creation and the scriptures.

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Psalm 46 Martin Luther, critical to the Christian reformation movement, gained confidence in his position from the word of God, eventually penning the hymn that describes God as our fortress. Pastor Ben Khazraee dives into Psalm 46 and explains how we, like Luther, can rely on God for our strength in all situations.

Everyone Dies — Even You

Psalm 49 It is important to understand that all people will die, both the rich and the poor, the wise and the fool. Pastor Ben Khazraee dives into Psalm 49 and explores the urgent call to understand these truths.

Blessed or Perishing?

Psalm 1 ~ What would make you truly happy this new year? Pastor Ben Khazraee explores Psalm 1 for the answer to what sort of person a truly happy person is, according to God.

Thirsting for God… Satisfied in God

Psalm 63 ~ David authored this psalm while in a desperate situation when he was fleeing for his life in the wilderness of Judah. Pastor Ben Khazraee applies this passage to our lives when he teaches that, despite the circumstances, David thirsts for, is satisfied in, and clings to God.

In the Day of My Trouble I Call Upon You

Psalm 86 ~ As we move into the new year, we know that our lives will encounter times of trouble in the coming months—some difficult, some easy; some long, some short. Pastor Ben Khazraee teaches from David’s prayer to remind us why we pray and the character of Him who answers.

Keeping God’s Word: Our Happy Duty

Psalm 119:1-16 ~ Is “doing your duty” something you are obligated to do even though you are not motivated or enjoy it? Pastor Ben Khazraee teaches that, when it comes to our duty to obey God, we should be delighted with the opportunity to please our Lord and relish the impact it has on our lives.
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