July 22, 2018
We’re in Christ in the Psalms, our annual summer series. This is week nine and we’ll be in Psalm 86.
One of the ways we study and enjoy the psalms each year is by having different artists do a piece each week for the respective psalm we’re in. Our artwork for Psalm 86 is an acrylic and oil painting by Benjamin Rogers. Learn more about this piece 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 86.
David cries out for the protection of the Lord from a “band of ruthless men.” Among the interesting things to note is that, while praising his God as the only one who can save, he also asks God, “teach me Your way… unite my heart to fear Your name” (v. 11). David identifies that at least part of his deliverance will be a deliverance from his own rebellion against God.
2. Read, pray and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 86:8–10, 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.
Oh! Great Is Our God (Brian Eichelberger)
How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine)
CONFESSION OF SIN: Psalm 86:11
Your Name Is Good (Psalm 54) (Joel Limpic, Scott Mills)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Psalm 86:12–13; 1 Corinthians 15:55–56
Seas of Crimson (Johnson, Bashta, Taylor, Strand)
GREETING, SERMON, & COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
Rock Of Ages (Augustus Toplady, arr. Sojourn)
Lord I Need You (Carson, Maher, Nockels, Reeves, Stanfill)