Let's spend the summer in the Psalms together!

The Psalm Summer Challenge is an opportunity for families to walk together through eight different Psalms through reading, discussion, and memorization. Each week during the worship service a Psalm will be introduced and read aloud. Students are encouraged to write notes or draw a picture to remind them of the BIG IDEA of that Psalm. Take this pamphlet home and check off the activities during the week. The next Sunday, students can recite the Psalm to Pastor Kyle or Pastor Mark. Pastor Kyle will be keeping track of students’ progress. Every student who memorizes and recites all eight verses by Sunday, Sept 4, will win an afternoon at Scheels Eden Prairie with PK and Meya. There will be Ferris Wheel rides, bowling, shooting gallery, bubble hockey, video games, and lunch!!

At home

  • I want a new start; give me a pure heart.

    MEMORIZE Psalm 51:10

    God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me.


    What does it mean to have a pure heart?

    If God gives us a pure heart, is it possible to make it not pure again? How? How can we avoid that?

    ACT ON IT!

    Read Psalm 51 three times this week.

    Read Matthew 17:14-20 once this week.

  • God, i want to talk to you about what I'm going through.

    MEMORIZE Psalm 40:11

    Lord, you do not withhold your compassion from me.

    Your constant love and truth will always guard me.


    Does God care about our lives? Why or why not?

    What is David saying in his song to God?

    ACT ON IT!

    Read Psalm 40 three times this week.

    This week, write a note to God about life.

  • when you realize that god is The greatest king ever, then prAIsing him is a proper response.

    MEMORIZE Psalm 47:2

    For the Lord, the Most High, is awe-inspiring, a great King over the whole earth.


    Why do we sing songs to God?

    What is Korah saying in his song to God?

    ACT ON IT!

    Read Psalm 47 three times this week.

    Write a song to God praising him for something He did for you this week.

  • I want God more than anything I care for.

    MEMORIZE Psalm 63:1-2
    God, you are my God; I eagerly seek you. I thirst for you; my body faints for you in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water. So I gaze on you in the sanctuary to see your strength and your glory.

    How can we show God that we want Him more than anything  else?

    How does fasting show God that we want Him more than  anything else?

    ACT ON IT!

    Read Psalm 63 three times this week.

    This week, spend time every morning with God to show Him that you want Him even more than you want sleep.

  • When we suffer, God makes us tougher.

    MEMORIZE Psalm 66:16-17

    Come and listen, all who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me. I cried out to him with my mouth, and praise was on my tongue.


    How does going through trials make us tougher?

    Have you ever gone through a hard time that has helped you to be stronger? Tell us about it if you are comfortable doing so.

    ACT ON IT!

    Read Psalm 66 three times this week.

    This week, if you go through a tough time, thank God that He is helping you to be strong.

  • Gaining here on earth is not of eternal worth.

    MEMORIZE Psalm 73:25-26
    Who do I have in heaven but you? And I desire nothing on earth but you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever.

    Why is gaining things here on earth not of eternal worth?
    What is of eternal worth?

    ACT ON IT!

    Read Psalm 73 three times this week.

    This week, ask God if you are seeking for things of earth or of eternal worth.

  • There’s no place I’d rather be than in the presence of God.

    MEMORIZE Psalm 84:1-2

    How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord of Armies. I long and yearn for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.


    Can we be in God’s presence here on earth? How or why not?

    What will it be like when we are in the presence of God in heaven?

    ACT ON IT!

    Read Psalm 84 three times this week.

    This week, spend some time in God’s presence in the morning

  • I am grateful that God is always faithful.

    MEMORIZE Psalm 89:5-6

    Lord, the heavens praise your wonders — your faithfulness also — in the assembly of the holy ones. For who in the skies can compare with the Lord? Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord?


    How does God show us that He is faithful?

    How was God faithful to the writer of this song? (Psalm 89 a song of Ethan the Ezrahite)

    ACT ON IT!

    Read Psalm 89 three times this week.

    This week, write about a time that God has been faithful to you.