It’s week three of Christ in the Psalms, our annual summer series. 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.
As a means to engage further with the Psalms each summer, we have a different artist in our community make a piece each week to be displayed in the foyer. Last week our piece for Psalm 91 was done by Jennie Pitts Tucker. Read more about that here. You can also see and read about all past Christ in the Psalms artwork pieces right here (they go back as far as Psalm 41).
Here’s how you can prepare for this week:
1. Read through our text, Psalm 92.
Psalm 92 celebrates the great, deep works of the Lord, specifically in His distinction between the righteous and the wicked. God’s people are called to respond with joyous worship. Additionally, Psalm 92 is recorded as a “Psalm for the Sabbath.” God intends for our day of rest to be one of worship and contemplation.
2. Read, pray, and sing through the service:
CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 92:1–4, 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,
It Is Good (Psalm 92) (Joel Limpic)
We Will Feast In The House Of Zion (Sandra McCracken, Joshua Moore)
CONFESSION OF SIN: Based on The Worship Sourcebook:
Lord, we are like sheep, and we get lost.
We are like Martha, and we busy ourselves
with technology and various activities,
refusing to rest and sit at your feet.
We forget the needs of our neighbors
and do not love you above all else.
We need a Savior, so we long for Jesus.
Come, fill our lives, Jesus. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Psalm 92:12–15
Lord I Need You (Carson, Maher, Nockels, Reeves, Stanfill)
Establish The Work Of Our Hands (Cunningham, Keyes, McCracken, Palmer, Vice, Wardell, Zach)
GREETING, SERMON, RESPONSE & COMMUNION:
O Come To The Altar (Brock, Brown, Furtick, Joye)
VOCATIONAL COMMISSIONING: ART, MEDIA, & DESIGN
Your Labor Is Not In Vain (Wendell Kimbrough, Isaac Wardell, Paul Zach)