We begin a new 5-week series entitled, "Psalms: Praying Our Emotions." We will be looking at how the Psalms teach us to pray the emotions of Anger, Sadness, Fear, and Joy. Emotions are important because they reveal our hearts and what we care most about. We are not to give up our emotions (suppress or ignore them), give in to our emotions (act on every impulse we have), but GIVE our emotions to God, that is, pray our emotions to the God who made our emotions.
This week you are in for a treat!** My good friend, Reed Dunn, pastor of Christ the King in Joplin, MO, introduces the Psalms for us. The Psalms are the hymnbook of God's people and have been sung/prayed for 3000 years. In the last 150 years, the Church has gotten away from singing these Psalms and it has been detrimental to how Christians are formed. Reed shares how the Psalms have changed his life and why we all need to read the Psalms.
TEXT: Psalm 55
**My wife commented that this is one of her favorite sermons and Deanna does NOT tell me that every week :) Enjoy!