Why we Worship

PSALM 47

Clap your hands, all peoples!
  Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
  a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
  and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
  the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

God has gone up with a shout,
  the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
  Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth;
  sing praises with a psalm!

Why Sing?

God reigns over the nations;
  God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples gather
  as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
  he is highly exalted!


Why Scripture?



 


Who can proclaim he mighty acts of the Lord or fully declare his praise? Psalm 106:2 The answer? No one. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.


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It's Not Rocket Science
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Theological Steak
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These words by P. T. Forsythe on the magnificence of Christ's work are to theology what Ruth's Chris is to a good steak.

Describing the Indescribable
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What we have in Christ will take all eternity to describe. But for one segment of one sermon, a great preacher made a mighty attempt.

Making Sense Of It All
January 30, 2012
Where are things headed? Is there rhyme and reason to the endless cycle of summer, fall, winter and spring? Is there a plan in place, or is randomness the explanation?

Priming The Pump Of Gratitude

November 20, 2008



Whoever is wise, let him heed these things, and consider the great love of the Lord. Psalm 107:43

Obadiah Holmes lived from 1607 until his death in 1682 – some 75 years.  A hardworking farmer in New England, constantly busy in the clearing and working of the land and raising 8 children. 

Seven years before his death he wrote a last will and testament, and this is a paragraph to his beloved wife, helping her to recall the grace of God that had been so richly poured out to them through the years…..
   
“Consider how the Lord carried thee along ever since thou had a being in this world, as by tender parents and since thou came from them, the Lord has provided for thee and preserved thee in many dangers both by sea and land, and has given thee food and raiment with contentment." 

"He has increased our store, sometimes to our admiration, also continuing our health in very great measure. He has given us a great posterity who have increased to a great number and has provided for them in a comfortable manner." 

"And the Lord has kept them from such evils as might have befallen them to our grief, but we have had comfort in them.  Also, consider the peace we have enjoyed and love we have obtained from our friends and our neighbors and strangers."
   
"Yet, my dear wife, those things are but common favors that many have their part in.  But consider that the choice particular favor that many receive not which God has given to thee in choosing and calling thee to the knowledge of Himself and His dear Son which is eternal." 

"So, do order thy heart to cleave to Him alone, esteeming Him as the chief good, as a pearl of great price, as worthy and causing thy heart to part with all for Him. His love has continued to help thee to harken to his voice, inquiring about His will, so that thou might obey His holy will and commandments, so as to serve Him in thy generation." 

"Oh, consider that great love of the Lord, to cause thy soul to cleave to Him alone and so He to be thy only protection! Having given the His Son, He has with Him given thee all things thou dost enjoy, and so to be to thee- both in life and in death – thy advantage.” VOICES FROM THE HEART page 48 

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all - how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32









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