Worship Preparation: August 5, 2012
Worship Preparation – Sunday, August 5, 2012
1. Ways to use this worship preparation:
Print it out Friday and place it in your bible for the weekend
Use it as a family devotion and time of prayer on Saturday evening.
2. Read sermon text: Psalm 2 (ESV).
1 Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.”4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. 5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, 6 “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.” 7 I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. 9 You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.” 10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. 11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
3. Read sermon summary:
This week we will begin a four-week study in the book of Psalms, which will focus on prophecy about Christ. This week we will study Psalm 2, which predicts the coming Kingdom of Christ. This Psalm is quoting over and over again in the New Testament because of its importance. The New Testament writers see this Psalm being fulfilled in Christ’s punishment and resurrection. This gives us great insight into the full weight of what God was doing when he raised Christ from the dead. He was not just conquering death, but he was bestowing on the Son all of the authority necessary to bring about a new Kingdom and reign. In the last few verses he calls us to respond to this new kingdom by submitting to the King, Christ, and taking refuge in him.
4. Lord’s Supper:
We will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper together this Sunday, as we do the first Sunday of each month. In preparation for this visible celebration of the gospel, please take advantage of this time to consider the state of your soul. Resolve conflicts that you have ignored, repent of sins that you have hidden, and take time to consider the great love of a Savior who has reconciled us to God by his death and resurrection.
5. Consider the songs and their relationship to the sermon:
Let Your Kingdom Come
Your glorious cause O God
Engages our hearts
May Jesus Christ be known
Wherever we are
We ask not for ourselves but for Your renown
The cross has saved us so we pray
Your kingdom come
Let Your kingdom come
Let Your will be done
So that everyone might know Your Name
Let Your song be heard everywhere on earth
Till Your sovereign work on earth is done
Let Your kingdom come
Give us Your strength O God
And courage to speak
Perform Your wondrous deeds
Through those who are weak
Lord use us as You want whatever the test
By grace we'll preach Your Gospel
Till our dying breath
Bob Kauflin - CCLI# 4804046: Copyright 2006 Sovereign Grace Praise
Behold Our God
Who has held the oceans in His hand?
Who has numbered every grain of sand?
Kings and nations tremble at His voice
All creation rises to rejoice
Behold our God seated on His throne
Come let us adore Him
Behold our King, nothing can compare
Come let us adore Him!
Who has given counsel to the Lord?
Who can question any of His words?
Who can teach the one who knows all things?
Who can fathom all his wondrous deeds?
Who has felt the nails upon His hands
Bearing all the guilt of sinful man?
God eternal, humbled to the grave
Jesus, Savior, risen now to reign
You will reign forever! (Let Your glory fill the earth)
Jordan Kauflin - CCLI# 5173570: Copyright 2008 Sovereign Grace Praise
Preaching: Daniel Savage
Music Leader: Micah Lansing
Grace and Peace!
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