Invitation — Psalm 145:17-18
"The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. The Lord is near to all who call on him,to all who call on him in truth."
Bible Song — Psalm 29:1-5, 9-11
Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon...
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, "Glory!"
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace.
Bible Reading — Jeremiah 31:31, 33b-34
"The days are coming," declares the Lord,
"when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
and with the people of Judah...
"I will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
No longer will they teach their neighbor,
or say to one another, 'Know the Lord,'
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest,"
declares the Lord.
"For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more."
Read again, perhaps out loud ... how has God's Word moved you? Ponder and meditate what has connected with your heart or mind ... pray to God what it is that has moved you today ... turn your thoughts to God and quietly enjoy being with him.
- for a deep missional identity to mark the local church
- for servant leadership, kingdom vision, godly stewardship, and effective organization of the local church
- for willing hearts to serve, and gratitude for faithful service
Prayer — WC 7.5
Promise-keeping God, your covenant of grace, ratified with Abraham and renewed by the prophetic word, stands complete in Jesus Christ. In the new covenant of his death and resurrection I have full forgiveness and eternal salvation. May I live today in covenant faithfulness with you and my neighbor. Amen.
Blessing — 1 John 5:11-12
"God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life."