This Week in Worship

For the week of June 12, 2017

 

Looking back on last weekend’s weekend worship (June 3 & 4)

We continue our summer long worship series: The Greatest Sermon Ever.In Matthew chapters 5-7, Jesus shares one long beautiful sermon on what it means to live as His disciples.  This past week we heard how Jesus calls us to be “salt and light” in the world.  In other words, we are to season this bitter world with the sweet message of sin forgiven and life eternal that only Jesus can bring.  We are to shine the light of Christ into this dark generation that seeks to find a purpose and meaning that only Jesus can give.  It is by the power of the Holy Spirit that we are given faith and by that same Spirit we are moved to live the faith to God’s glory.
 

Looking back on last Thursday’s worship (June 8)

Last Thursday we began our sermon series for the summer at the bluff at CUW:  Psalms of Psummer.  Though we often read the psalms in worship, we rarely take the time to focus specifically on what they have to teach us.   This past week we heard, through the words of Psalm 27, how we are called to be bold in our prayer life.  Jesus calls us to a “child-like” faith.  Like children to trust their parents, we trust our heavenly Father and therefore go to Him in all situations with the boldness and confidence that He hears our prayers and answers them according to His perfect will. 

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Looking forward to this Thursday worship, June 15, 6:30 – Concordia University:

Our theme, “Psalms of Psummer,” continues with Psalm 32.  This psalm is one of the “Penitential” psalms, meaning that through these words we are called to repentance.  We are not perfect people, but we do have a God who is not only perfect, but also loving.  King David, the psalmist, knew the pain of sin’s guilt and shame, but also knew the freedom of forgiveness that He gives to those who come to Him with repentant hearts.

To prepare for Thursday worship read Psalm 32

 

Looking forward to this weekend’s worship (June 17 & 18)

We continue our walk through Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount,” giving us a great balance concerning our salvation.  Although we cannot save ourselves by good works, Jesus reminds us that the Law is not discarded.  First, Jesus fulfilled the Law.  Second, we who are saved by Jesus’ work, now see the Law in a new light.  It is our guide to Christian living

To prepare for weekend worship read Romans 8:1-8 and Matthew 5:17-20.

 

“O, come, let us worship the Lord!”