July 29, 2018
We’re in week ten of this year’s Christ in the Psalms, our annual summer series. This is week is Psalm 87.
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 87 is an oil painting by Anna Spickard. 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 87.
The city of God is where glory resides, the place true satisfaction is found. Some remain outside this city. Others are within it, but live with lingering shadows of shame. Still others forget the radical grace that brought them in. Here we learn true glory—the King of the city dies to give life to the estranged, ashamed, and arrogant. And here we see genuine hope—the city and its citizens are being made whole again. “Glorious things of you are spoken, O city of God.”
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Revelation 4:8, 11, 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.
Doxology (Louis Bourgeois, Thomas Ken)
Great Is The Lord (Joseph Pat Barrett, Daniel Bashta, Ben Smith)
CONFESSION OF SIN: Ephesians 2:1–3
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Ephesians 2:4–10
Come Thou Fount (Robert Robinson, John Wyeth)
Build My Life (Barrett, Kable, Martin, Redman, Younker)
GREETING, SERMON, & COMMUNION
RESPONSE: Song & Prayer
All Glory Be To Christ (Dustin Kensrue, arr. by Kings Kaleidoscope)
Go Tell It On The Mountain (John W. Work, arr. David Crowder Band)