Sunday to Monday | A Song to Remember

“Believers knew that they were in a messed-up world and that something had to be done about it. They also knew that their good works and good intentions were flawed in such a way that they only made things worse. Yet they knew that this didn’t disqualify them from the work. They have been drawn into what God was doing in Christ to establish his will “on earth as it is in heaven” Matt 6:10). How were they to do it? They prayed Psalm 110. It shaped their understanding of who they were and what their place in the world was by what it declared that world to be – a world where, when God speaks, things happen.”

Eugene Peterson

We wrapped our sermon series on the Psalms with Psalm 110. The most quoted Old Testament scripture in the New Testament. The Psalm points us to Jesus: our King and Priest. But one who rules with different tools than worldly kings. He uses the tools Paul lays out in Romans 12:9-21

We learned that Martin Luther called the book of Psalms a mini-Bible because it covers all of salvation history. God's people have sung and prayed the Psalms throughout history. It's something we might consider as well. 

And we wrote our own Psalms! 

  • 9:00 God, you are everywhere! Thank you for family, friends, food, health. Help us forgive. Help us make your world better. We are blessed abundantly. Your amazing creativity, mercy & grace and unending love are forever. 
  • 10:30 God, you are everywhere! Thank you for family, planet, friends, health, love, food, water… Help us God to understand, to forgive and to grow. God, you bless us with everything we need. God, your mercy & grace, unconditional love,

    compassion and forgiveness are amazing!

If you want to try your hand a writing a Psalm, here's the outline: 

  • Where is God?
  • What would you like to say to God?
  • What do you thank God for? 
  • What do you need God to help you with? 
  • How has God blessed you? 
  • What is amazing about God? 

Remembering that sometimes the responses might be (I don't know where God is. I'm angry. Help me!) 

If you missed it, you can watch worship here. Get the prayers of the day here. We welcomed Jaiden and Liam at their First Communion. See photos from the week's ministry: 

For this last week of Lent: 

  • What songs will you remember always? Why?
  • How might you pray the Psalms daily? One way would be to start with Psalm 1 and read/pray/sing through a couple a day.
  • Read Romans 12:9-21. It’s the prescription for how we might live out the truth of Jesus is Lord.
  • Looking ahead to next week: How do you get ready for Holy Week?

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