The writer of Psalms displays what a humble, authentic, transparent love for the Real God looks like. It is a love that is contagious and gives hope to others. One can only love the Real God (as revealed in the pages of the Bible as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) with all of your heart. Let’s explore and embrace by observing how the Psalmist was groing deeper in love with the Lord… then move our hearts to experiencing and expressing the love of God. In this series through the writings of Psalms, there are specific expressions growing deeper in love with the Lord as a Spirit-empowered disciples of Jesus that will be highlighted.
Sunday, September 27, 2020 @ 10:30am – “Growing Deeper in Love with the Lord by Practicing Thanksgiving in all Things”
“Enter the gates with thanksgiving” (Ps. 100:4). “In everything give thanks” (1 Thess. 5:18). “As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” (2 Cor. 6:10).
Sunday, October 4, 2020 @ 10:30am – “Growing Deeper in Love with the Lord by … Listening to and Hearing God for Direction and Discernment”
“Speak Lord, Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:8–9). “Mary…listening to the Lord’s word, seated at his feet” (Luke10:38–42). “Shall I not share with Abraham what I am about to do?” (Gen. 18:17). “His anointing teaches you all things” (1 John 2:27).
Sunday, October 11, 2020 @ 10:30am – “Growing Deeper in Love with the Lord by … Experiencing God as He really is through Deepened Intimacy with Him”
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Deut. 6:4–5). “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice” (Isa. 30:18). See also John 14:9.
Sunday, October 18, 2020 @ 10:30am – “Growing Deeper in Love with the Lord by … Rejoicing Regularly in My Identity as ‘His Beloved'”
“And His banner over me is love” (Song 2:4). “To the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the beloved” (Eph. 1:6). “For the Lord gives to His beloved even in their sleep” (Ps. 127:2).
Sunday, October 25, 2020 @ 10:30am – “Growing Deeper in Love with the Lord by … Living with a Passionate Longing for Purity and to Please Him in all Things”
“Who may ascend the hill of the Lord—he who has clean hands and a pure heart” (Ps. 24:3). “Beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Cor. 7:1). “I always do the things that are pleasing to Him” (John 8:29). “Though He slay me, yet will I hope in Him” (Job 13:15).
Sunday, November 1, 2020 @ 10:30am – “Growing Deeper in Love with the Lord by … Consistent Practice of Self-denial, Fasting, and Solitude Rest”
“He turned and said to Peter, “‘Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do’” (Matt. 16:23). “But you when you fast…” (Matt. 6:17). “Be still and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10).
Sunday, November 8, 2020 @ 10:30am – “Growing Deeper in Love with the Lord by … Entering Often into Spirit-led Praise and Worship”
“Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me…” (Ps. 103:1). “Worship the Lord with reverence” (Ps. 2:11). “I praise Thee O Father, Lord of heaven and earth…” (Matt. 11:25).
Sunday, November 15, 2020 @ 10:30am – “Growing Deeper in Love with the Lord by … Disciplined, Bold, and Believing Prayer”
“Pray at all times in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:18). “Call unto me and I will answer…” (Jer. 33:3). “If you ask according to His will—He hears—and you will have…” (1 John 5:14–15).
“Sunday, November 22, 2020 @ 10:30am – “Growing Deeper in Love with the Lord by … Yielding to the Spirit’s Fullness as Life in the Spirit Brings Supernatural Intimacy with the Lord, Manifestation of Divine Gifts, and Witness of the Fruit of the Spirit”
“For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit” (1 Cor. 12:13). “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you” (Acts 1:8). “But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good” (1 Cor. 12:7). See also, 1 Peter 4:10, and Rom. 12:6.
Sunday, November 29, 2020 @ 10:30am – “Growing Deeper in Love with the Lord by … Practicing the Presence of the Lord, Yielding to the Spirit’s Word of Christ-likeness”
“And we who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness from glory to glory which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Cor. 3:18). “As the deer pants after the water brooks, so my soul pants after You, O God” (Ps. 42:1).