July 15, 2018
This is week eight of Christ in the Psalms, our annual summer series. This week we’ll be in Psalm 85.
Our Psalm 85 artwork is by Hannah Wood. One of the ways we enjoy and study the psalms each year is by having different artists do a piece each week for the respective psalm we’re in. Learn more about Hannah’s artwork and all the preceding Christ In The Psalms artworks right here.
Here’s how you can prepare for this week’s service:
1. Read through our text, Psalm 85.
Have you ever had a time in your life where God’s grace seemed clear and abundant? What was that time like? How do you emotionally respond to that time even right now? As you think about those times where God was experienced in unique ways, what does it do to your heart for your current situation? In Psalm 85, the psalmist is begging God for a restoration of “the good old days”—in part, at least, to reshape their desires for more of God.
2. Read, pray and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 103:1–5, Welcome (From Immanuel Nashville):
To all who are weary and need rest,
To all who mourn and long for comfort,
To all who feel worthless and wonder if God cares,
To all who fail and desire strength,
To all who sin and need a Savior,
This church opens wide her doors
with a welcome from Jesus Christ,
the Ally of His enemies, the Defender of the guilty,
the Justifier of the inexcusable, the Friend of sinners.
10,000 Reasons (Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman)
Give Us Clean Hands (Charlie Hall)
CONFESSION OF SIN: Psalm 16:11
All I Have Is Christ (Jordan Kauflin)
Yes And Amen (Anthony Brown, Chris McClarney, Nate Moore)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Colossians 2:13–15
GREETING, SERMON, & COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas Obediah Chisholm, William Marion Runyan)
Revive Us Again (Charlie Hall, John J. Husband, William P. Mackay, Dustin Ragland)