Psalms: The Joys & Struggles of the Faithful
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.
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.
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.
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.
Psalm 84 ~ The author of Psalm 84 describes his longing to be in God’s dwelling place, even for a single day. Pastor Ben Khazraee teaches about how this intense longing for God’s place is a longing for God himself.
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.
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.
Psalm 103 – Remember what God has done for us, reflect on His character, remember our frailty, and respond to God’s love and benefits. Pastor Ben Khazraee points our gaze heavenward as he teaches from Psalm 103.
Psalm 51 – Pastor Ben Khazraee takes us through David’s psalm of repentance and helps us see the joy of restoration.
Psalm 33 – Pastor Ben Khazraee uses the 33rd Psalm to examine how we should praise our Heavenly father.
Psalm 11 – If you focus on current events reported in the news, you can become overwhelmed, concerned, and fearful. Pastor Khazraee applies the wisdom from the Psalms to make practical application for today.
Psalm 90 ~ Pastor Ben Khazraee teaches us the importance of numbering our days in this next installment in his series, The Joys and Struggles of the Faithful.