Friday Encouragement – April 20, 2018

New Sermon Series – Stories From the Psalms’m REALLY EXCITED about looking at another psalm of David this Sunday – Psalm 19!  One Bible commentator thinks the inspiration for this psalm came as David, a young shepherd boy, looked up at the skies over Bethlehem “and heard the silent sermon of the stars.”  I LOVE THAT!!!

In Psalm 19 David moves from the awe of creation, to the power of God’s Word in our lives, to the importance of keeping our words and the things we think about in check!  

The Psalms have a wonderful capacity to capture the reality of our human experience.  They express the emotions, personal feelings, attitudes, gratitude, and interests of the average individual.  One reason people love the Psalms is that we can each usually identify the Psalms with our own experiences.  In every experience of our own, no matter how deep the pain or how great the frustration or how exhilarating the joy, we can find psalms which echo our inmost being, psalms which God uses to bring comfort or to confirm release.

Make sure to bring your Bible for this series!

The Word For You Today Daily Devotional

The Mar/Apr/May devotional is now available.  Pick one up at the Back Table (it’s free).  In about 3-5 minutes each day you can be greatly encouraged, as God will drop His Word into your heart.

Sunday, 4/22 –

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous.

They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.

By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. (Psalm 19:7-11)

See ya Sunday!

Pastor Mark

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