There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
nor are there any works like yours.
All the nations you have made shall come
and worship before you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.
For you are great and do wondrous things;
you alone are God.
Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth;
unite my heart to fear your name.
I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever.
You and I are citizens. We have a king, who rules over this world with complete control and in perfect wisdom. Our own feelings of independence are an illusion, fueled by the lie of sin that we can live independent from God and his reign over us.
I say all of this to remind us there is never a moment in our lives or in this world which is outside of God’s control. As we come to worship together this Sunday, we are responding to the gracious invitation from our God to come and behold him. To remember his power and glory. To learn from him. To be changed. We come to be reminded that the God who reigns is the God who purchased us, redeemed us, and is with us.
God’s authority brings us to a place of grateful dependence. He is great, he is good, and he is our life.
Eric will continue our series in how to think through the times that we live in. I will lead our times of singing.
See you there!
Order of service:
Call to worship – Psalm 86:8-12
– How Great is Our God
– He Who is Mighty
– How Long, O Lord
– Swallowed Up Death
Song of Consecration – I Need Thee Every Hour
– Amazing Grace
– Revive Us Again