Weekly Worship Meditation

December 2014

The happiest people on earth

December 28, 2014 Happy are the people who are in such a state; Happy are the people whose God is the LORD! —Psalm 144:15 The last several Psalms are particularly beautiful in their exaltation of the Lord for who He is and for His manifold works of grace on behalf of His people.  I love Psalm 142.  David begins remembering how he cried out to God in the midst of trouble (v.1-2).  David comforted himself in knowing that God knew all about his needs, including how...

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Christmas is about God coming to man

December 21, 2014 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.  12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:  13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. —John 1:11-13  Christmas is about God coming to man.  After thousands of years of man thinking he could come to God by means of his own supposed goodness or morality, or by...

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Our help is in the name of the Lord!

December 14, 2014 “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,” Let Israel now say-- 2 “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, When men rose up against us,  3 Then they would have swallowed us alive, When their wrath was kindled against us;  4 Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, The stream would have gone over our soul;  5 Then the swollen waters Would have gone over our soul.”  6 Blessed be the Lord, Who has not given us as...

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God is both here and there

December 7, 2014 Who is like the LORD our God, Who dwells on high,  Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in the heavens and in the earth? —Psalm 113:5-6  Psalm 113 draws our attention to two seemingly opposite truths about God: His transcendence and His immanence.  In simpler terms, His mind-boggling greatness and majesty that sets Him apart from His creation, and His gracious willingness to stoop to be near us so He can draw us near to...

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Jesus purchased every blessing you will ever receive

November 30, 2014 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! —Psalm 107:8  All the blessings men have ever received were blood bought.  That’s right, even the blessings God poured out before Christ came, were purchased by Jesus Christ’s sacrifice to save His people.  His people.  All His people.  All His people from all of time, regardless of which side of the cross they...

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