Our Summer Series provides our church family an opportunity to focus together on a specific portion of Scripture. It is intended to challenge every individual church member and family in their personal and family devotions.

For the next three summers the FBC family will focus on the Psalms.
  • Psalms is the longest and perhaps the richest book of the Bible
  • Psalms teaches us how to pray, worship, and meditate
  • Psalms teaches us how to handle good times and bad times
  • Psalms teaches us how to respond to discouragement, depression, loneliness oppression, suffering , and more.

Message Titles  |  Reading Plan  |  Family Devotions  |  Five Psalms App  |  Theme Song  |  Psalm 8

Message Titles

  • July 4: “Trusting God in the Midst of Trouble” | Psalm 9
  • July 11: “The Secret to Contentment” | Psalm 16:5-6
  • July 18: “There is Joy in the Morning” | Psalm 30:5
  • July 25: “God Is Our Refuge” | Psalm 46

Psalm Reading Plan

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Family Devotions

Week 1:

Psalm 1

Psalm 1 Devotion Questions

Ice Breaker Question

  • When have you most enjoyed serving the Lord (in church, on a mission trip, community project, etc.)?

Scripture Discussion

  • Have someone in the group read Psalm 1 as everyone else follows along in their own Bibles.
  • Psalm 1:1 uses three phrases to describe the bad influences we face in life. What are the three phrases? What are the ways we are mostly likely to be exposed to bad influences in our lives?  
  • What does it mean to "delight in the Lord's instruction?" What would it look like in your life for you to delight in God's Word? What should you do if you don't delight in God's Word?
  • How can we meditate on God's word? How can we do that "day and night?"
  • What reward does God promise for those who delight and meditate (verse 3)? What would this look like for someone your age and your season of life?
  • What would it mean if your "leaf" never withered?
  • What do you think you could do to encourage the other people around the table to be Psalm 1:2-3 people?
Psalm 8

Psalm 8 Devotion Questions
  1. What specific aspects of creation help you to consider the majesty and power of God - the Creator?
  2. What does the reference to “infants and nursing babies” mean? What other scriptures does this reference bring to mind?
  3. Assignment: List descriptors of God that come to mind as you read this text, then use that list to pray words of honor and praise to God.

Week 2:

Psalm 13

Psalm 13 Devotion Questions

Ice Breaker Question

  • What is something that you have had to wait for? Maybe it is an event or an object or for something you were waiting for from the Lord?

Scripture Discussion

  • Have someone read Psalm 13 as everyone else follows along.
  • How would you describe David’s mindset in verses 1 and 2? Have you had a time in your life where you could empathize with David?
  • David approaches the Lord with a sense of confidence in verse 3. Why do you think he is able to approach with such confidence?
  • Verse 5 begins with, “But I trust in your unfailing love.” How does David change his posture so quickly? What leads him to this statement?
  • What does it look like for our heart to rejoice in our salvation?
  • Why is it important for us to verbalize the Lord being good in our lives?
  • How have you seen the Lord be good to you in this past week?
Psalm 16

Psalm 16 Devotion Questions

Ice Breaker Question

  • What do you have around your house that has been inherited-passed down to you? What memories and delights does that inherited thing bring to mind?

Scripture Discussion

  • Have someone in the group read Psalm 16 as everyone else follows along in their own Bibles
  • What two types of Israelites did David see? (vs. 3-4)
  • For what blessings does David praise God? (vs. 5-8)
  • What are some similar blessings that you as a family can praise God?
  • What promises does David remind us of in verse 11?
  • How does the promises of verse 11 help us understand David’s statement that “apart from God I have no good thing” in verse 2?
  • Psalm 16 mentions that God delights in the saints (those who follow HIM) and that God fills us with joy in His presence. Have you experienced God’s delight in you and the joy of God’s presence? Share with your family a time that you experienced this.

Week 3:

Psalm 24

Psalm 24 Devotion Questions
  1. Can you name things that belong to the Lord? (v. 1-2)
  2. Can you name blessings that you have received from the Lord? What are they? (v. 5-6)
  3. Can you find the promise of Jesus to come in this chapter?
  4. Verses 7-10 announces God as the King of Glory, can you find other verses in Scripture outside of this chapter that refer to Jesus as King?
  5. Challenge: Share your faith with someone in your immediate circle this month. It could be a friend, a family member, or even someone whom you’ve just met.
Psalm 27

Psalm 27 Devotion Questions

Ice Breaker Questions

  • Have you ever been fearful?
  • What is something that causes you fear?

Scripture Discussion

Go back a reread Psalm 1-6.
• See if you can list the things that David knows to be true about God.
• What are some things that you personally know to be true about God?

Reread verses 7-13.
• What are the things that David boldly ask the Lord to do for him?
• Are you struggling with some fear in your life that maybe you doubt or don’t believe that God can help you with?
• What is something you need to do to be able to boldly and confidently go to God and ask God for help.

Week 4:

Psalm 42

Psalm 42 Devotion Questions

Ice Breaker Question

  • What memories do you have, either in church/worship setting or in nature, that left you thankful, joyful, or in awe of God?

Scripture Discussion

  • Have someone in the group read Psalm 42 and 43 as everyone else follows along in their own Bibles.
  • Psalm 42-43 tell us how to draw near to God in times of difficulty, when God feels far away. How would you describe your relationship with God currently? Are you near or far? Moving towards or away from Him?
  • In what ways can you relate to the struggle of the psalmist? (Currently or in the past)
    • 42:3,6 - experienced deep mourning and depression
    • v. 3,10 - being mocked for trust in God
    • v. 9 - felt forgotten by God
    • 43:2 - felt rejected by God
  • Re-read Psalm 43:3-4, What are ways that God has sent his “light” and “truth” (His Word) to lead you in the past? To give you joy in His presence?
  • What is one way that your family can remind one another of God’s faithfulness and presence daily?
  • Close by reading Psalm 84 together and praying for one another by name that he/she will treasure the presence of God above all else!
Psalm 51

Psalm 51 Devotion Questions

Ice Breaker Question

  • Have you ever won a team game or sporting event in the last second? Have you ever lost a game in the final seconds?

Scripture Discussion

  • Have someone in the group read Psalm 51
  • What is David asking of God?
  • We see in verse 2 that God “washes away our sins”, to what amount does God wash away our sins? Does the kind of sin we commit affect this?
  • At what point in our lives does this Psalm say our sin begins?
  • What does it mean to have a “clean heart” and a “steadfast spirit”
  • Verse 13 indicates a desire on David’s part and a charge to the Christian to teach unbelievers the ways of God, to, simply, evangelize and disciple those around us? Who is one person that you can minister to in this way?
  • What does it mean to have a “broken and contrite” heart?

Five Psalms App

The “Five Psalms” app introduces a systematic approach for praying through scripture called “Psalms of the Day.” Since there are 150 psalms in the book of Psalms, you can read through all 150 psalms in a month by reading five per day.

You start by taking the day of the month and reading the corresponding psalm, then keep adding 30 until you get your five psalms. On July 31, you will read Psalm 119 only. You quickly scan those five psalms then pick the one that best leads you to prayer at that moment.

The app is free and available for both Apple and Android.

Theme Song: "You Are Enough"

Our theme song for the month was written by our Summit Pastor, Grant Keith, and will be used in our worship services during the Summer Series. The lyrics were inspired by and developed from the character and identity traits of God articulated in the Psalms.

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Available to stream soon on Apple Music, Spotify, and our website.

In every season, in every trial
My only hope is You, You are enough

In all of life, through the journey
My only hope is You
My Rock, my Fortress, my Deliverer, and Shield

You are enough, You’re more than enough
For every longing, You are enough
You are enough, You’re more than enough
For every need, You are enough

In every season, in every joy
My only hope is You, You are enough
In all of life, in every day

My only hope is You
My Rock, my Fortress, my Deliverer, and Shield

You are my Rock, my Fortress
My Deliverer, and Shield
You are my Hope, victorious
You are always more than enough

You are not silent, Your presence is here
Redeeming, restoring, pulling us near

Psalm 8

  1. Lord, our Lord,  how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.
  2. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a  stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
  3. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
  4. what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
  5. You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.
  6. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet:
  7. all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild,
  8. the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.
  9. Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!