Thursday, October 09, 2008

Sunday October 12

This will be our last study in our series on the Psalms. I have really liked doing this. Looking at the Psalms gives you a ready-made portion of Scripture to study--you already have your boundaries set for you. And the Psalms were written to be used in worship (most) in ancient Israel, so they are naturals to include in our worship. And the Psalms cover real-life stuff and the gamut of human emotions. So it is with great sadness that I will leave the Psalms after this Sunday.
But we won't be leaving the Old Testament! We are going to spend 3-4 weeks looking at a very important Scripture: Micah 6.8.
Anyway, we finish this week with Psalm 139; a great song of God's love, care, and power.
The worship bulletin for this Sunday is here.
Here is a excerpt from this Sunday's study:
Psalm 139 is a seduction. It is a love story. God knows you the way a lover knows the beloved. God will never leave you. God knows all your secrets and still he is the truest lover of all.

This poem, "Let Your God Love You", by Edwina Gately will be used as a closing meditation this Sunday.

Be silent.
Be still.
Before your God.

Say nothing.
Ask nothing.
Be silent.
Be still.

Let your God
Look upon you.
That is all.

God knows.
God understands.
God loves you
with an enormous love,

And only wants
to look upon you
with that love.


Let your God--
Love you.