A New Song
Songs are powerful things. The combine melody and harmony. They express both truth and emotion. They can fill us with joy and hope or with lament and sorrow. Through the beauty of song we worship, we celebrate, and we mourn. In the Psalms, the worship songs of the Bible, we are told that God gives us a new song to sing. What is this song? Where does it come from? How do we sing it?
Are there songs that are special to you? What makes them special? What do they represent or mean in your life?
Read Psalm 40:1-3. What are your reactions to David’s words?
Have you ever experienced a time when you “hoped urgently for the Lord?” What was that like? What did you learn from it? how did God respond?
Has God ever lifted you from the pit and made your footsteps firm? What happened?
A new song is a song of salvation and worship and a fresh vision of God. How do you sing it and what do you sing about?
In what ways has God made you express yourself creatively? In what ways can/do you express your song?
A New Covenant
God reminds us in the Bible that He gave an Old Covenant and a New Covenant. Confuse the two and you’re in for a confusing and inconsistent attempt at living for Jesus. It’s not an exaggeration to suggest that the church across the world is mired in legalistic...
When we find ourselves moving in a certain direction and focused on our goals, it can be jarring to feel like God suddenly is taking us in a new direction. It's hard to consider that what we are currently building is no longer necessary or worse, futile all along. We...
We all identify with communities in some ways. Even the most isolated individuals acknowledge some basic common ground with other people groups. From sports teams to political parties to hometowns, communities unite us around common ideas. But when we run into...
A New Heaven and A New Earth
God makes all things new. He is about taking the brokenness brought on by sin and offering a new reality. God’s plans for a believer’s eternity are staggering in immensity and joy. We will exist forever on a new earth—a reality more alive than our present existence....
Habits can have a profound impact on our lives in both good and bad ways. And often, we’re unaware of how much we do in our lives simply by force of habit. We’ll discuss how modern behavioral science is catching up to what the church has known for thousands of years...