David, the Son of Jesse, once prayed,
"Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen! (Psalm 72:18-19)
We have many reasons to bring praise to the LORD our God and we do so together as believers in Christ in our weekly worship services.
We will consider the exhortations of 1 Timothy 5:1-6 and what the life of a believer looks like in light of our original calling to be humble servants of the living God, our rebellion and rebellious hearts in Adam, the perfect submission of Christ our Head, and the way that we are freed from our sinful desires through the continued mercy and grace of God.
In the afternoon we will reflect on Luke 8:22-39 and the revelation of Jesus Christ as Lord of All, as we sing:
O worship the King, all glorious above,
O gratefully sing His power and His love;
Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.
O tell of His might, O sing of His grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space.
His chariots of wrath the deep thunder clouds form,
And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.
Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
And sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.
Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail.
Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end!
Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!