The Book of Psalms

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  • Psalm 119: An Introduction - The Whole Counsel

    We bring our short series on Christian liberty to an early close this week to begin a series on Psalm 119. As individuals, a team, and a body at Christ Church New Albany, we have been studying Psalm 119 and found truths that have greatly encouraged us and benefitted our souls. Now, we want to sha...

  • Psalm 119 II: The Happiest Life - The Whole Counsel

    What does an appropriate balance between heart, mind, and life look like for the Christian? What role does the law play in the Christian’s life? How should we approach Psalm 119? In today’s episode of the Whole Counsel, John discusses these topics and addresses an important issue that is foundati...

  • Psalm 119 III: Into the Psalmist’s Prayer Closet - The Whole Counsel

    Today on the Whole Counsel Podcast, John turns from the introductory observations in the early verses of Psalm 119 to the Godward cries of the Psalmist’s heart that begin in Psalm 119:4-5. Beginning in these verses, we get the chance to follow the Psalmist into his prayer closet; verses 4-5 show ...

  • Psalm 119 IV: The Practical Balance of Dependence and Duty - The Whole Counsel

    We often speak of balance in the Christian life on our podcast. That is especially true this week as we discuss the balance of dependence and action, heart and will. We are called to live holy lives, but we can only do that by leaning wholly on Christ. But there is danger in this reality because ...

  • Psalm 119 V: The Peril of Half-Heartedness - The Whole Counsel

    The Christian life must be one of balance. In this particular verse of Psalm 119, we see that balance exemplified between heart and will; between the weight of our desires and emotions versus our duties as children of a King.

    This protects us from sentimentalism and legalism. in other words, the...

  • Psalm 119 VI: A Prayer for Dark Seasons - The Whole Counsel

    We don’t know when Psalm 119 was written, but we do know it was written after man’s fall. This means the writer knew what it was to experience different seasons of the soul. He knew the warm joy of springtime, and the dreary darkness of winter. The prolonged dark seasons are particularly dangerou...

  • Psalm 119 VII: The Meaning of True Liberty - The Whole Counsel

    Freedom is a precious thing. Throughout history, cultures have valued it, gone to war over it, and individuals have sacrificed their lives for it. But there is a freedom that is more precious.

    In today’s episode of The Whole Counsel, John Snyder discusses the meaning of the true spiritual freedo...

  • Psalm 119 VIII: Six Pictures of Real Liberty

    This is our final episode focusing on Psalm 119. This week, John hones in on Psalm 119:44-45 with an emphasis on the liberty presented in these two verses. Liberty is a word Americans love to consider, but the cultural definition of that word is often not influenced by Scripture. John gives us si...

  • Quiet Contentment (Psalm 131) - Don Green

    Believers are not immune to getting absorbed with the concerns of this world. In this sermon, Pastor Don calls Christians out of anxious turmoil and into the quiet contentment of enjoying all that God is for His people.

    Original Video:
    https://youtu.be/3AmiNP1TDy4

  • Does God Want to Give Us the Desires of Our Hearts? - AG Roundtable

    Does Psalm 37:4 mean that God wants to give us the desires of our hearts?

  • Trusting God in the Dark - Alistair Begg

    Suffering and tragedy are commonplace in the life of God's people. Our Father in Heaven does not desire that we put on a tough face and pretend to be unaffected by our afflictions. Rather we are encouraged to take our deepest woes to the One who truly cares. David's prayer in Psalm 13 is a prayer...

  • When Rulers Are Corrupt (Psalm 82) - Don Green

    It’s hard to pray for corrupt and wicked leaders sometimes but God’s Word is clear. He would have us pray often for our rulers no matter what we think of them. They are in power only by God’s permission. He raises up kings and puts them down. Pastor Green helps us think clearly about our earthly ...

  • The Necessary Word - Alistair Begg

    What do Christians mean when we say that the Bible is “profitable” for life? Alistair Begg challenges us to consider that when the Bible speaks, God speaks, and His Word is both powerful and beneficial. Scripture brings the light of the Gospel to dark minds, empowers God’s people to battle sin, a...

  • Our Eyes Look to Thee (Psalm 123) - Don Green

    When we pray, the important thing is not how long we pray or how intensely we voice our requests, but rather our focus should be on the Lord Himself. His character, His word, His promises. We look to Him, for He is all our hope and He will be gracious to those who wait on Him.

  • Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Psalm 103) - Don Green

    If you need help getting your eyes off of yourself, Pastor Don Green can help in this meditation on Psalm 103. This psalm has much to say on who God is and how He relates to guilty sinners. Stand in awe of the Lord, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. He has not treated you as your sin...

  • What Scripture Is (Psalm 119) - Pastor Don Green

    What is Scripture? This sermon is the first of three messages in Psalm 119. Pastor Don Green begins with some of the adjectives that describe Scripture. It is true, faithful, and eternal. Nothing is as permanent as God's Word and nothing is more important for us to hear, believe, and act upon.

  • What Scripture Does - Don Green

    God's Word is living and powerful. The Holy Spirit takes the Word of God and convicts sinners of sin and encourages saints to trust and obey the Lord. If you are a Christian, then Scripture is your daily bread and your spiritual life flourishes or starves depending on your intake of it. This is t...

  • What Scripture Requires - Don Green

    No one hears God's Word and remains neutral to the truth it reveals. We must respond to the Lord and His Word leaves no middle ground where we can escape its demands. This is the final message of a three part series from Psalm 119 in which Pastor Don Green contemplates what Scripture is, what it ...

  • Our Incomparable God (Psalm 113) - Don Green

    Does your heart eagerly join in when you hear the words “Praise the Lord”? In this sermon, Pastor Green calls us to examine ourselves and then gaze upon the Lord to be reminded why we praise Him. He is infinitely glorious in all His attributes and all His works.

    Original video: https://youtu.be...