Category Archives: Psalms

Praise Awaits You | Psalm 65

Dear Friends of Jesus Christ, Psalm 65 is a communal song of praise. It invites us out of ourselves and calls us to give thanks to the one from whom all blessings flow. Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion. … Continue reading

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The Return of the King | Psalm 132

Dear Friends of Jesus Christ, This Psalm, like the other Psalms we’ve been studying this summer, is a Song of Ascent. Most scholars believe that this grouping of Psalms, had a specific function within Israel’s prayer life. Every year, on … Continue reading

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Unless the Lord Builds the House | Psalm 127

Not that long ago, it was common for pastors and Christian Reformed people to sprinkle two letters in their written communications. The two letters were ‘D’ and ‘V’. “Our classis meeting will taking place on October the 5th, D.V.” “Pastor … Continue reading

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Out of the Depths | Psalm 130

“Out of the depths, I cry to you O Lord.” The depths. Have you ever been there? Its a dark and formless place. Nothing to grab onto. No secure place to place your foot. The Psalmist in Psalm 69 can … Continue reading

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Where Does my Help Come From? | Psalm 121

I suppose its become a little cliche to say that life is a journey. But on so many levels, the cliche holds true. There are many unexpected twists and turns along life’s way. A few forks in the road. And … Continue reading

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In the Hands of the Lord | Psalm 31

VCRC — April 1, 2018—Easter Sunday Dear friends, I want to explore a passage today that, at first glance, may seem an odd choice for  Easter Sunday. We come to Church on Easter morning to hear the story of Jesus … Continue reading

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Who is Like the Lord Our God | Psalm 113

Dear Friends of Jesus Christ, Psalm 113 invites us to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord. And it calls us to praise. Who is like the Lord our God? The psalmist asks. He sits on high, enthroned above the … Continue reading

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