Psalms of Passover

The Psalms have played a central role in the preparation and celebration of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread since the Jewish return from exile in Babylon. The Psalms of Ascent (120-134) were sung each year during the Jewish pilgrimages to Jerusalem for the spring celebrations as well as for the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Booths. The Egyptian Hallel (Hebrew for praise, 113-118) and the Great Hallel (136) continue to be recited as part of the Passover seder.

Eyes Fixed on the Goodness of God

Happy Thanksgiving Week, Friends! We are touched that you are taking a few precious minutes to pause in the busyness of holiday preparations to be with us. Today we're sharing a written (and audio!) post by Jaime Sherman on the practice of fixing our eyes on the goodness of God. The feature also includes a look ahead to our advent series, Thanksgiving songs to enjoy this week, sections to read from the Bible, reflection questions, and a brief look at the first Thanksgiving in the New World 400 years ago.

Delighting in God’s Word

Some of us may be discovering that we have had a distorted view of the Ten Commandments. So, running alongside Exodus 20:1-17 this summer, we’re going to look at Psalm 19. In this psalm, designed to be sung by a choir, David declares the beauty found in the law of the Lord. We want these verses to restore the beauty of His Word in our minds and hearts that following the law of the Lord may become a joy, not a burden.