Spiritual Gift of the Psalms
I was just reading an article from the blogger of "Stoned-Campbell Disciple" and something he wrote about being in community and how the Psalms point this out really struck me. Here it is. . .
The Gift of Community/God’s PeopleThe Psalms teach us the importance and infinite value of God’s community. This is itself a very anti-gnostic thrust in the Psalms. The Psalms from Ps 1 to Ps 150 are communal and public. The Psalms force the person to identify with the “Great Tradition” of God’s people. The Psalm is prayed in the context of corporate worship. I am part of the community. That is the great assembly – the church – that is before the Mercy Seat of the Enthroned King. I pray with you. I worship with you. I confess with you. I receive grace and mercy with you. I NEED YOU to be what God wants me to me. I am part of a very long line of people that have prayed these very words – including Jesus. Community is not a option according to the Psalms. The Spiritual Gift of the Psalms is turning my relationship with God from a “me and God” to an “US and God.”
From: "Seven Spiritual Gifts of the Psalms", by Bobby Valentine, 2-16-16
Upcoming Events Calendar
Check out the calendar of events for the next couple of weeks - Hope to see you there!! As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call the office Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm.
Feb 19-20 Family Camp-in! 5 pm in the Fellowship Hall
· Bible Classes for all Ages—9 am;
· Worship Assembly—10:15 am
Feb 25 Elders’ Meeting—5:30 p.m. church library
Feb 26 Thursday Bible Study Class—1 pm church library
Feb 26 Financial Peace University (FPU) - 6 p.m. @ Pybus Market, hosted by Pacific Crest Church
Feb 26 & 28 “Parenting Through the Proverbs” Kirkland church of Christ, Kirkland, WA; See ad to right or for more info go to www.kirklandchurchofChrist.org or call 425-823-9444.
Feb 27 Men’s Bible Study Breakfast—7 a.m. here @ KOCOC. We’ll be studying from “Seeking Spiritual Strength” by John Hobbs. Questions?—call Bruce Baird
Mar 1 Tuesday Ladies’ Bible Class—11 a.m., room #104
Mar 1 Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money—Spokane INB PAC. Use the coupon code NEWYOU at www.daveramsey.com/events to save $10 on any seating class & waive the service fee!
Mar 7 Women for Christian Scholars (WCS) Meeting— 7 p.m. Church Library
Mar 10-13 Yamhill Men’s Retreat—Sponsored by SW Church of Christ, Tigard OR; Questions? Call 503-317-7379
March 12, 2016 Ladies & Girls’ Day Winter 2016 Edition— Madison Park Church of Christ, Seattle; www.madisonparkchurchofchrist.org
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