Worshiping Together: 7/15/12

Chris  —  July 17, 2012 — Leave a comment
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psalms titleThe Psalms are an expression of the trust, faith, and acknowledgement of who God is by people like David, Asaph, and the sons of Korah. The themes prevalent in them are themes and heart cries that are still our songs today. They are the Songs of Life.

Perhaps the most famous of the Psalms is one penned by King David. Psalm 23 has been used to provide comfort and hope to countless people since it was composed. But more than a simple expression of hope and comfort, Psalm 23 paints a picture of trust and assurance in our faithful and unchanging God. Whether written in connection with a specific event of his life or in response to the whole of his life, David’s expression rings true today.

Who was God to David? Who is God to you? Who or what are we placing our trust and faith in, and why? Do we find our satisfaction in God, not matter what may be happening around us, or are we burdened by the cares and troubles of this world? These are question that we wrestled with as we looked again at Psalm 23.

Here’s what we did together…

Our Service Flow:

Pre-Service Scripture: Psalm 90:14

Welcome/Announcements

Call to Worship: Shared a quote from Warren Wiersbe and reminded us of some of the reasons we have to worship as found in Psalm 23. Ended with Psalm 34:3

Holy Is the Lord (Tomlin/Giglio)

Your Name (Baloche/Packiam)

Prayer/Philippians 4:4-7

Wonderful, Merciful Savior (Rodgers/Wyse)

Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Chisholm/Runyan)

Responsive Scripture Reading: Romans 8:31-39

Offering

Special Music: Because He Lives

Video: Who Is God clip from The Truth Project

Message

Jesus Messiah (Tomlin/Carson/Cash/Reeves)

Encouraged individuals who weren’t sure about placing their trust in God and what it meant to be satisfied to feel free to talk or pray with someone.

Close & Commission: Exodus 15:2

Observations:

  • Oddly enough, as I sit here and think about this service, I don’t have a whole lot to report. The elements flowed well together and the theme was consistent. There were also a lot of people not present.
  • Here’s the quote I used from Warren Wiersbe: Worship is the believer’s response of all that they are – mind, emotions, will, body – to what God is and says and does.
  • Other than that, there’s not much to report. Please be praying for us as a church as we work through some things that are vital to the future health and life of this body.

Thanks for stopping by. As always, I hope that your time of gathering was an opportunity to remember and celebrate all that Christ is and has done on our behalf.

What was a significant moment of your communal time of worship this week?

To see what other communities did together, be sure to visit Sunday Setlists at TheWorshipCommunity.com.

Chris

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