The text for this week is 1st Peter 4:1-11 and we’ll be looking at the contrast between what the world expects of us, sin, and what God desires of us, service. The visual theme is the contrast between dark and light, but the worship theme is Glory (1 Peter 4:10-11)
Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow; We do a rather unique blend of ‘The Doxology’ and ‘Old Hundreth,’ which is the 100th Psalm, but usually with the first verse ‘All People That on Earth Do Dwell.” Here’s one of each:
Doxology – the opening verse of our version, here sung by Nicole Nordeman
All People That on Earth Do Dwell A very simple voice-over-organ which includes most of the verses we sing, plus the first verse which we don’t.
Psalm 96:1-9 Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! 2Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. 3Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! 4For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. 5For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens. 6Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! 8Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! 9Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!
Revelation 5:11-13 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” 13And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
Great and Mighty – oddly enough, I couldn’t find this familiar Caedmon’s Call chorus on Youtube. Good candidate for a music video. In the meantime, here’s a link to an online audio.
1 Peter 4:10-11 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Offertory: Your Glory Will Cover the Earth
Make My Heart a Living Fire – couldn’t find this one!