This Sunday – July 30th, 2017

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 103:1-5

Our tendency is to forget the Lord’s goodness and grace.

With that tendency, we end up existing in a world that is filled with trouble and pain, with no real hope or expectation that God will help us. Sure we mentally assent to what the Bible says about God, but we don’t really believe it. It has no real effect on our lives.

The problem with this is we then turn inward to protect ourselves. If God can’t be trusted, then it all rests on us. Which means we need to focus on ourselves, and how our life is going, and what we are getting, and what we need. We stop looking to Jesus, and our problems get bigger and our confidence grows smaller.

Each Sunday, we have the opportunity to remind ourselves of what is true, and experience the joy of knowing that God is good and gracious! This hope causes us to live for and glory in something bigger and greater than ourselves. It helps us lift our eyes above the troubles that we see, to the God we worship and believe in. We gather to corporately express our wonder and gratefulness to God, who “crowns us with steadfast love and mercy.”

Jon is going to finish our series in the book of Luke, and I will be leading our times of singing.

Order of service:

Call To Worship
– 10,000 Reasons
– O Come To The Altar
– O Praise The Name (NEW SONG)
– Crown Him With Many Crowns

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Thank You Jesus
Message
Response/Communion
– Cornerstone
– Blessed Assurance

Benediction

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