Continuing our journey with the Psalms of Ascent, we explored Psalm 121 this weekend at Eastbrook as part of our series, Ascend. In contrast to last weekend’s message, “Peace,” Psalm 121’s striking emphasis on the character and activity of God is so overpowering it is no wonder that it is many people’s favorite psalm. I walked steadily through the text in this message, drawing attention to God’s all-powerful help in every situation and season of life. As I drew to the end of the message, I focused on a four-stage exploration of the life of prayer.
Here is the video and sermon outline of this first message of the Ascend series, “Peace.” You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast. We also have a reading plan for this series, which you can access here.
Help Beyond Heights (vss 1-2)
The heights of Jerusalem
Help higher than earth
Help in All Situations (vss 3-6)
Sleepless Guardian of the helpless
Vigilant Protector amidst harmful forces
Help in All Times (vss 7-8)
Kept in the Lord
Help in the now and the forevermore
Learning to Pray with Psalm 121
4 Stages of Prayer