Psalms: The Joys & Struggles of the Faithful
Cause Me to Walk in the Path of Your Commandments
Psalm 119:33-40 In a message appropriate to set the tone of our prayers for the new year, Pastor Ben Khazraee reflects on a stanza from Psalm 119 that expresses a desire to walk in the way that God shows us.
Our God is Holy, Worship in Fear and Joy
Psalm 99 What kind of king is our God? Pastor Ben Khazraee visits Psalm 99 to reveal that God is terrifyingly great and yet just above all, which demands that we respond in exaltation and worship.
A Prayer and Path for the Good Life
Psalm 119:17-32 In this message, which is appropriate instruction for the new year, Pastor Ben Khazraee visits Psalm 119 to explore the proper attitude of prayer that leads to a path towards the good life. Let’s recommit to going God’s way this year!
The Joy of Working and Resting Faithfully
Psalm 127 Building a successful, safe, and prosperous life can be a difficult and sometimes obsessive effort. Pastor Ben Khazraee takes us to Psalm 127 to discover that, unless we work with the Lord, our efforts will be in vain and we won’t be blessed with rest.
What is Man? The Joy of Being Made in God’s Image
Psalm 8 Having an accurate understanding of who we are and where we fit in God’s world is critical to our view of humanity and questions being debated today in our society. Pastor Ben Khazraee extracts fundamental truths from Psalm 8 which helps us have the proper answers to who God is and who we are.
When Difficulties Lead to Doubt
Psalm 77 Difficulties and suffering can cloud our vision and lead us to a common reaction: doubting whether God is willing or able to help. Pastor Ben Khazraee opens this psalm of lament to explore how doubts arise and how we should deal with them.
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.
Revive Us That We May Rejoice in You
Psalm 85 What is revival? Pastor Ben Khazraee examines the words of the psalmist to learn what it is, why it’s necessary, and what it brings.
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.
From the Depths of Guilt to the Heights of Grace: The Assurance of Forgiveness
Psalm 130 How foolish we are when we don’t recognize when we are in need of forgiveness! Pastor Ben Khazraee explores Psalm 130 to discover our desperate need and the source of plentiful redemption.
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.