July 16, 2017
This week we’ll study Psalm 72 at Park Church, continuing our annual Christ in the Psalms summer series. Here’s how you can prepare for the service:
1. Read through our text, Psalm 72.
Psalm 72 was written by either Solomon or David as a blessing over their lineage and its dynasty. However, as with many Psalms, reading it just in this immediate context gives an incomplete picture. On this side of history, we know that the righteous reign of Davidic kings in Israel was relatively short-lived as a result of sin. We also know that, in Jesus, every line in Psalm 72 and every promise of God to David’s descendants is gloriously fulfilled. This is the big picture of Psalm 72.
As you read the passage, consider asking yourself the following three questions:
- How does this Psalm help me pray?
- How does this Psalm help me feel?
- How does this Psalm help me see Jesus?
2. Read, pray and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: From Psalm 98
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook
You have crowned Jesus Christ as Lord of all.
We confess that we have not bowed before Him
and are slow to acknowledge His rule.
We give allegiance to the powers of this world
and fail to be governed by justice and love.
In Your mercy, forgive us.
Raise us to acclaim Him as ruler of all,
that we may be loyal ambassadors,
obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Your Name Is Good (Psalm 54) (Joel Limpic, Scott Mills)
Good Good Father (Anthony Brown, Pat Barrett)