Oct 18, 2021
I will remember the deeds of the
Lord; yes, I will remember Your wonders of old.
Much of this morning’s service centers around memory—remembering the things that God has done for us, and asking the Lord to remember us in our distress. The service begins with the hymn O God, Our Help In Ages Past...
Oct 10, 2021
Zephaniah’s prophecy opens with a declaration that the Lord “will utterly sweep away everything from the face of the earth” (Zephaniah 1:2) but ends with a gentle promise that He will bring His people in, gathering the outcasts together (Zephaniah 3:19). The surprisingly hopeful ending of the book is reflected in...
Oct 3, 2021
How appropriate that on the morning of our fall hymn sing we come to Zephaniah 3 in our sermon series. In it, the prophet commands us to sing (“Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion”) and gives us a picture of God Himself singing to us (“He will exult over you with loud singing”). Nearly every hymn and psalm in this...
Sep 27, 2021
Most scholars agree that Psalm 76, the psalm we’ve been singing all through the month of September, is intended to describe the miraculous defeat of Sennacherib, whose army had laid siege to Jerusalem during the reign of Hezekiah (see 2 Chronicles 32 and Isaiah 37). The angel of the Lord decimated the Assyrian forces...
Sep 19, 2021
Come ye thirsty, come and
welcome, God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief, and true repentance, every grace that brings you nigh.
In the first two chapters of Zephaniah, the prophet paints a portrait of universal judgment, followed by specific woes for the wicked nations surrounding the people of God....