The Armies of the Lord – CRC Sunday Service

March 3, 2019

PASTORAL READING
Psalm 4

OPENING HYMN
Psalm 116:1-9 (Psalter #116-A)

I love the Lord because He heard my Supplicating plea,
I while I live will call on Him Who bowed His ear to me.
The cords of death on every side Encompassed me around
The sorrows of the grave took hold; I grieve and trouble found.

Then called I on Jehovah’s name And unto Him did say
“Deliver Thou my soul ,O Lord, I do Thee humbly pray.”
The Lord is gracious and is just; Our God will mercy show.
The Lord preserves the meek in heart; he saved me when brought low.

O thou my soul, do thou return To thine own quiet rest.
Because the Lord has dealt in grace; His bounty has thee blessed.
Thou has released my soul from death, My eyes from tears kept free,
From falling Thou has saved my feet; I live and walk with Thee.

PRAYER
Prayer Focus this Week: Verla

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS

Before the Throne of God Above (HMA #14)
My Soul Finds Rest (HMA #92)

OFFERING

COMMUNION HYMN
Worthy of Worship (HMA #132)

SCRIPTURE READING
2 Kings 6:8-23

THE LORD’S TABLE
Christ Our Righteousness

PREACHING THE WORD
The Armies of the Lord, 2 Kings 6:17
(link to PDF/audio/video)

CLOSING HYMN
The Lord Will Come and Not be Slow, TH #367

The Lord will come and not be slow;
His footsteps cannot err;
Before Him righteousness shall go,
His royal harbinger.

Truth from the earth, like to a flower,
Shall bud and blossom then,
And justice, from her heavenly bower,
Look down on mortal men.

Rise, God, judge Thou the earth in might,
This wicked earth redress;
For Thou art He who shall by right
The nations all possess.

For great Thou art, and wonders great
By Thy strong hand are done:
Thou in thine everlasting seat
Remainest God alone.

 

2 thoughts on “The Armies of the Lord – CRC Sunday Service

  1. I haven’t really been able to comment until now, but I just wanted you to know that this sermon was so perfectly timed as I’ve been feeling absolutely surrounded and oppressed by enemies for so long, and the weekend of this sermon was particularly difficult in that regard. The suffocating atmosphere produced by those around me is almost unbearable, there is no truth, or joy, or real kindness…all is tension, control, negativity, debating, and manipulation, and it’s so continual and never ending. There is no physical violence, it’s all spirit, soul, and heart battering.
    How I would love for the Lord to ‘open the eyes’ of all who are surrounded by and affected by these evil wolves, so we too might see His armies, but I suppose that’s where faith comes in.
    Your reminding me of them being there was a great blessing though, and very helpful…thank you.

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