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....
Sep 12, 2021
Passages like Zephaniah 2, in which God details the coming judgement on the enemies of Israel, tend to make contemporary readers a bit squeamish. After all, the outpouring of words and phrases like “desolation,” “woe,” “I will destroy you,” and “You shall be slain” doesn’t seem particularly winsome....
Sep 5, 2021
The thirteenth century Dies irae (“Day of Wrath”) is one of the best-known hymns of the middle ages. Containing terrifying descriptions of the “tearful day” (Lacrimosa) in which the wicked are confounded (Confutatis maledictis) and consigned to “acrid flames,” this poem became a standard part of the medieval...
Aug 29, 2021
What though my joys and comforts
die? The Lord, my Savior, liveth;
What though the darkness gather round? Songs in the night He giveth.
Over the course of the previous two chapters, the prophet Habakkuk has cried out to God in despair over his people’s condition. The Lord answers his cry with a vision...
Aug 22, 2021
In Habakkuk 2, the Lord responds to the prophet’s questions with a harrowing description of the judgement He is preparing for Babylon. This passage gives us a picture of God as our judge, lawgiver, and king (Isaiah 33:22), imagery which you’ll find throughout our service this morning. The Call to Worship from...