As we all seek to live through “the age of the coronavirus” in the best way possible, it’s very important that we seek out “good news” that can keep us encouraged and keep our eyes fixed on Christ and our hearts turned toward God.
For that reason, each Wednesday on my blog I will post a sermon from a series I did on the psalms last summer. In that series, I looked at seven different types of psalms that are in the Bible’s collection of Psalms and what they teach us about God. The feedback from that series was tremendous, and I hope that these sermons will be a source of hope for you during this time of crisis.
Here’s a short excerpt from the last sermon in the series and then the sermon video…
Now, when we read this psalm backwards through the lens of Jesus, we know that the whole people of God includes Jews and Gentiles; in other words, all people from all nations. So, the message is that the unity God creates among those who choose God spans any distance and supersedes any political, racial, ethnic, gender, economic, or nationalistic differences. And when we find our identity in Christ and make the church of Christ our primary community, that is where we find blessing and life. Or as one Bible scholar put it: “When God’s people gather, they experience their true family and home, for they are in touch with the true source of their life – God’s presence…The life that the Lord gives his people in their unity is the supreme family value.”