May 3, 2024

“God’s Songbook”

I love the psalms. They contain just about every emotion known to humanity. That’s why in times of joy they give me language and voice to express myself to God and others. At other times, the psalms help me express pain, sorrow, or loneliness. I’ve always appreciated the ‘realness” of the psalms as they are unafraid to tackle the toughest of human emotions and the most difficult of human circumstances.

Over the coming nine weeks, we’ll be hearing messages from God’s songbook. We’ll also have the opportunity to hear and sing some brand new songs our FFC writers and musicians have recently penned.

To get things underway, I’ll be sharing a message this coming Sunday from Psalm 1. We’ll discover the distinction between the “wicked” and the “godly” and discover three important things about the godly.

  • What they reject.
  • What they find exciting.
  • What is unique about them.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes right now to read through Psalm 1. It won’t take you more than 60 seconds. As you do, ask yourself this question:  What in these six verses is God wanting me to see?

Blessed are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. 2 But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. 3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. 4 But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind. 5 They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly. 6 For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.

I look forward to seeing you and worshipping with you on Sunday.

pastor Jamie