June 9, 2019
Every summer at Park Church, we spend 10–12 weeks in the Psalms. The Psalms give us a vocabulary and a “hymnal” for relating to God through the full range of human experience and emotion, ultimately pointing us to Jesus. This annual series, now in its eighth year, is called Christ in the Psalms. Up to this point we have gone week-by-week through Psalm 89, and you can find each of those sermons here. We are so excited to be back in Christ in the Psalms this weekend with Psalm 90! Here’s how you can prepare:
1. Read through our text, Psalm 90.
The only Psalm directly attributed to Moses, Psalm 90 gives us a framework for all of life. The psalm begins with grateful worship, reflecting on God’s faithfulness—”Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations… from everlasting to everlasting You are God.” (v.1–2) Moses continues with a startling meditation on the fragility and brevity of life, causing God’s people to say with him, “teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (v.12) The psalm closes with an appeal to God for revelations of His power and steadfast love to His people, and for favor on them as they carry out their numbered days working and living.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 90:1–2, 12, 14, 17, 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,
All Creatures Of Our God And King (William Henry Draper, St. Francis of Assisi addl. verse Sovereign Grace Music)
Doxology (Amen) (Bourgeois, Ken, Owens, Wickham addl. verses JD Raab)
CONFESSION OF SIN: From The Worship Sourcebook:
You send us the Spirit of courage,
but we have been afraid.
You send us the Spirit of truth,
but we cling to our illusions.
You send us the Spirit of healing,
but we cannot let go of our hurts.
Holy Spirit of forgiveness, come to us again;
shake our hearts,
set our souls on fire with Your love;
send us out into the world
rejoicing in Your power.
We hold out to You
all our particular burdens of guilt and sin,
and we ask for Your help
to live the way of Your justice and love. Amen.
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) (Matt Crocker, Joel Houston, Salomon Ligthelm)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Romans 8:9–11
Fall Afresh (Jeremy Riddle)
GREETING, SERMON, RESPONSE & COMMUNION
Forever Reign (Jason Ingram, Reuben Morgan)
Establish The Work Of Our Hands (Cunningham, Keyes, McCracken, Palmer, Vice, Wardell, Zach)