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SUMMER IN THE PSALMS

Summer in the Psalms Family Devotional

Parents, we want you to feel confident on how to spiritually lead your kids at home. That’s why our team has created a family devotional plan around our series Summer in the Psalms. Each week, come back to this page to go through an at home devotional with your family and dive into Psalms with us!


Week 4: Psalm 139 (NLT)

Step 1: READ: Take turns reading the text together out loud.

1 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.

You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave,[a] you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.

11 I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night—

12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.

16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

17 How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God. They cannot be numbered!

18 I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!

And when I wake up, you are still with me!

19 O God, if only you would destroy the wicked! Get out of my life, you murderers!

20 They blaspheme you; your enemies misuse your name.

21 O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you? Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?

22 Yes, I hate them with total hatred, for your enemies are my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24 Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

Step 2: OBSERVE: Answer some of these questions together as a family:

  • How does it make you feel that God knows everything about you? 
  • What does Psalm 139 tell me about the posture of my heart?
  • What encouraged you?
  • Was there something new you learned about God’s heart towards us?

Step 3: INTERPRET: What is God trying to communicate to me through this passage of Scripture? Consider the following:

  • PRINCIPLE/MEANING: What does Psalm 139 tell you about how God sees you?
  • WHAT IT MEANS FOR ME: How can I learn how to see myself the way that God sees me?

Step 4: PRAY: Pray together as a family and ask God to let His word change you from the inside out.


Week 3: Worshiping Warrior Part 2 | Psalm 91

Step 1: READ: Take turns reading these Psalms out loud together from this weekend’s message. (All verses are from the NIV translation)

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Step 2: OBSERVE: Answer some of these questions together as a family:

  • What encouraged you when reading Psalm 91?
  • Did you learn something new about God’s character?
  • What do you think about Psalm 91:14 : “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.”

Step 3: INTERPRET: What is God trying to communicate to me through this passage of Scripture? Consider the following:

  • PRINCIPLE/MEANING: What is this passage of scripture telling me about being a worshiping warrior?
  • WHAT IT MEANS FOR ME: How can I learn to have a heart of worship AND be a warrior for God?

Step 4: PRAY: Pray together as a family and ask God to let His word change you from the inside out.


Worshiping Warrior Part 2: Summer in the Psalms | Kevin Gerald

calendar-alt@2x Sunday, June 19, 2022

Weak Men vs. Warrior Men

There has never been a time where we’ve needed men to rise up and be who God has called them to be more than today. In part 3 of Summer in the Psalms, Pastor Kevin Gerald teaches the difference between weak men and warrior men by taking another look at the life of the worshiping of warrior David.


Week 2: The Worshiping Warrior

Step 1: READ: Take turns reading these Psalms out loud together from this weekend’s message. (All verses are from the NIV translation)

  • Psalms 3:1–3: Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
  • Psalm 68:1: May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him.
  • Psalm 18:29: With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.
  • Psalms 144:1–2: Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
  • Psalm 47:1: Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.

  • Psalm 33:3: Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.
  • Psalms 81:1–2: Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob! Begin the music, strike the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre.
  • Psalm 134:2: Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.

Step 2: OBSERVE: Answer some of these questions together as a family:

  • What Psalm was your favorite?
  • What stood out to you?
  • What is worship?
  • What is an expression of worship?

Step 3: INTERPRET: What is God trying to communicate to me through this passage of Scripture? Consider the following:

  • PRINCIPLE/MEANING: What is this passage of scripture telling me about worshiping God?
  • WHAT IT MEANS FOR ME: How can I learn to worship God in the good times, but also in the hard times?

Step 4: PRAY: Pray together as a family and ask God to let His word change you from the inside out.


The Worshiping Warrior | Kevin Gerald

calendar-alt@2x Sunday, June 12, 2022

"Worship is a Bible-taught expression of thanksgiving and praise that honors and exalts God and the only way you can be a worshiper is if you "do" worship." In part 2 of Summer in the Psalms, Kevin Gerald teaches what it looks like to be a Worshiping Warrior by showing how King David applied worship to his everyday life.


Week 1: Psalm 57:1–11 (ESV)

Step 1: READ: Take turns reading the text together out loud.

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. He will send from heaven and save me; He will put to shame him who tramples on me. God will send out His steadfast love and His faithfulness! My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts—the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! They set a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my way, but they have fallen into it themselves. My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! Awake, my glory! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!

Step 2: OBSERVE: Answer some of these questions together as a family:

  • What stood out to you?
  • Were there any words that popped from the page?
  • What inspired you?
  • What challenged you?

Step 3: INTERPRET: What is God trying to communicate to me through this passage of Scripture? Consider the following:

  • PRINCIPLE/MEANING: What is this passage of Scripture telling me about God’s character? 
  • WHAT IT MEANS FOR ME: How will my thinking change on how I see God?

Step 4: PRAY: Pray together as a family and ask God to let His word change you from the inside out.


Stir It Up | Kris Seibold

calendar-alt@2x Sunday, June 5, 2022

What are the Psalms and why do they matter? How do I engage God in all of life's circumstances? In the kick off to the series, Summer in the Psalms, Pastor Kris Seibold discusses worship being a spiritual desire that requires action from your body and attention from your mind; and three things to stir up while you worship God in the middle of your fear.