The book of Psalms has been referred to as "The Hymnbook of the Old Testament", a collection of songs to be sung by God's people in response to His goodness, glory, and grace — most surely revealed in the face of Jesus Christ. Jesus came to put a song in the mouths of God's people.
We sing psalms of praise to Him as our Savior and King. We sing psalms of lament to Him as our High Priest and Advocate. We sing psalms of thanksgiving to Him for who He is and what He’s done for us. We sing psalms of remembrance to Him as we survey all of redemptive history which finds its fulfillment in Him. We sing psalms of confidence to Him because He is trustworthy. And, we sing psalms of wisdom to Him because He is wisdom personified and the source of wisdom.
My prayer is that the series entitled Advancing in Joy, a journey through the book of Philippians, would result in a gospel-fueled joy that shaped every aspect of our lives.
- A gospel fueled-joy that transforms our relationships into gospel partnerships.
- A gospel-fueled joy that transforms our suffering into advancing the gospel.
- A gospel-fueled joy that compelled us to serve each other.
- A gospel fueled joy that caused us to radically believe that, "I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord."