This week Pastor Bob DeGray continues his series on the Life of David. We’ll look at the end of King Saul’s life and see that the chaos and desperation of a fallen world cannot thwart God’s plan. The worship theme is “Sovereign God” and the visual theme is Israeli ruins (like the ruins of Ziklag in the text).
Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 220918 Heart Prep
Call to Worship:
The New 23rd – Trinity Fellowship Ensemble
Psalm 138:1–8 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. 3On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased. 4All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth, 5and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord. 6For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar. 7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. 8The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
Preparation for Communion:
Death in His Grave
Glory Will Cover the Earth
Nothin’s Right Side Up – by Drew Miller
Scripture for Meditation:
Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
Isaiah 14:24–27 The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand, 25that I will break the Assyrian in my land, and on my mountains trample him underfoot; and his yoke shall depart from them, and his burden from their shoulder.” 26This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. 27For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?
Isaiah 46:8–10 “Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors, 9remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, 10declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’
Ephesians 1:7–10 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.