August 13, 2017
We’re in Psalm 76 this Sunday at Park Church, continuing our annual summer series, Christ in the Psalms. Here’s how you can prepare for worship:
1. Read through our text, Psalm 76.
Psalm 76 portrays God as a majestic and ferocious Lion Warrior who defends His home and delivers His people by devouring their enemies through His righteous judgment. This vision of God should evoke awe from His people and fear from all who reject His rule.
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: Psalm 46:1–11
CONFESSION OF SIN: Based on Proverbs 3:5–8; 1 John 1:9
Gracious Lord, You remind us in your Word
that if we confess our sins
You are faithful and just to forgive us.
Not only do You forgive us,
but You also cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
What kindness we find when we run to You!
Today we confess we have not trusted You with our whole heart,
We have leaned on our own understanding instead of Yours.
We have not acknowledged You in all our ways
And we’ve walked on crooked paths.
We’ve been wise in our own eyes;
Rather than fear You, we’ve gone headfirst into evil.
For this waywardness, forgive and cleanse us!
Help us fear You and walk in Your ways.
Not in our name, but in the powerful name of Jesus we pray!
How Marvelous (I Stand Amazed) (Charles H. Gabriel)
Here Is Love (William Rees, arr. Matt Redman)