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Reflections on Psalm 46

*This summer at Providence Church we are spending time in the psalms together. Each week during June and July we will be posting written responses by a member of our community from their time meditating on a particular psalm. Go here to read others in the series. This week’s reflection, which will be the final one in this series, is from Brandon Reyes:

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Reflections on Psalm 121

*This summer at Providence Church we are spending time in the psalms together. Each week during June and July we will be posting written responses by a member of our community from their time meditating on a particular psalm. Go here to read others in the series. This week’s reflection is from Kristina Baehr:

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Reflections on Psalm 13

*This summer at Providence Church we are spending time in the psalms together. Each week during June and July we will be posting written responses by a member of our community from their time meditating on a particular psalm. Go here to read others in the series. This week’s reflection is from Megan Strubhar:

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Reflections on Psalm 32

*This summer at Providence Church we are spending time in the psalms together. Each week during June and July we will be posting written responses by a member of our community from their time meditating on a particular psalm. Go here to read others in the series. This week’s reflection is from Nelson Monteith:

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Reflections on Psalm 113

*This summer at Providence Church we are spending time in the psalms together. Each week during June and July we will be posting written responses by a member of our community from their time meditating on a particular psalm. Go here to read others in the series. This week’s reflection is from John Griffin:

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Reflections on Psalm 73

*This summer at Providence Church we are spending time in the psalms together. Each week during June and July we will be posting written responses by a member of our community from their time meditating on a particular psalm. Go here to read others in the series. This week’s reflection is from Laura Szymanski:

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Reflections on Psalm 90

*This summer at Providence Church we are spending time in the psalms together. Each week during June and July we will be posting written responses by a member of our community from their time meditating on a particular psalm. Go here to read last week’s reflection on Psalm 1. This week’s reflection is from Eric Haug:

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Reflections on Psalm 1

*This summer at Providence Church, we are spending time in the psalms together. Our desire is to become familiar with the psalms as a place we learn to talk to God, no matter our circumstance or emotion. Psalms are an art form. They are poetry. They give God’s people a language of prayer. We are looking at a different psalm each Sunday and asking how the truth of that particular psalm intersects our lives. In this simple practice, we are trusting God to transform us as a community and produce in us fervent lives of prayer.

Following our time together on Sunday, we are devotionally working through that same psalm throughout the week in different ways (reading, meditation, prayer). As we are taking in God’s Word together as a community, we want to respond to Him. One way we are doing this is by writing responses to God from our time meditating on these psalms. Each week we will be posting one of these responses, written by a member of our community. Here is the first written reflection from our own Bev Thomson:

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God’s Purpose for Sabbath Rest

This past Sunday, Will preached on God’s intention and design for Sabbath rest by looking at the creation account in Genesis 2. He sought to answer three questions: 1) What is the purpose of Sabbath rest? 2) Why do we struggle to do it? And … 3) How do we redeem a rhythm of rest in our lives?

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What is Providence, Pt. 5

For our final post in the series, I want to highlight Derek Thomas’ contribution to the Basics of the Reformed Faith Series where he answers the question, “What is Providence?”. He finishes his booklet by addressing ‘redemptive providence’:

There is one final consideration of providence that should occupy us: the One who governs and ensures the good outcome is our Redeemer. The Mediator has achieved redemption for us. He has been glorified because he has finished the work he was given to do (John 17:4-5). He has been exalted because he has been obedient unto death (Phil. 2:8-9). And he exercises his rule in the interests of his people; he is “head over all things to the church” (Eph. 1:22). All authority is given to him (Matt. 28:18).

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