Oct 31, 2021
Today marks the 504th anniversary of Martin Luther’s launching of the Protestant Reformation in 1517. At the beginning of the 16th century, the Western church was coming to the end of a long period of forgetfulness, corruption, and turmoil. Similarly, the book of Lamentations presents a picture of a people trusting in...
Oct 25, 2021
As Pastor Grant put it last week, the
book of Lamentations calls us to remember, repent, and return to
the Lord. This week’s sermon text focuses on that middle
term—repentance—and specifically highlights the failures of the
leaders in Judah: “Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive...
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...