Sunday Call to Worship: Give Thanks to the Lord

PSALM 107:1-2

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
2Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble.

DOCTRINE

The psalmist sings out the call for God’s redeemed people to come before Him with gratitude in their hearts and on their lips. Why?—Three reasons.

—Because His character is all goodness.

—Because His covenant love for the redeemed is steadfast and enduring.

—Because of His redemptive work to save them from many troubles.

CALL TO WORSHIP

Come before the Lord, our Redeemer with thankful hearts and joyful songs!

Give thanks that He is good, and has been good to His people. Give thanks for His constant love, which will never fail, nor turn away from those He has redeemed.

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Sunday Call to Worship: The Lord Is Robed in Majesty

The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.—Psalm 93:1-2

DOCTRINE

The Psalmist uses the metaphor of a mighty King in majestic robes, seated on an ancient throne to depict God’s rule over the world.

His rule is almighty, everlasting, unchallenged. His majesty embodies all power, all dignity, eternity, and beauty. The whole world is established by His word and subject to His command. Nothing can thwart his power.

CALL TO WORSHIP

Doesn’t such majesty arouse adoration and praise?

As you prepare for church, use the words of Psalm 93 to meditate on God’s great power, dignity and beauty. Consider the power of His command, that at His word all things exist and are established. Remember that He rules in heaven and earth.

Come, let us bow before the Almighty, and adore His beauty. Come, let us worship and bow down.

Sunday Call to Worship: Our Judge is Our Savior

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.—from Paul’s sermon to the philosophers of Athens, Acts 17:30-31

DOCTRINE

God displays His great patience by delaying the judgement our sins deserve. Yet, He is just, and will finally judge the world in righteousness. He has committed that day of judgment to Jesus whom He raised from the dead, and before whom we will bow.

Until that day, God proclaims the good news of His mercy: Repent and believe Jesus whom I have raised from the dead.

CALL TO WORSHIP

Let us worship the God of all patience, mercy and pardon. He does not punish us as our sins deserve.

Let us join together with grateful hearts for the mercy God grants us in Christ Jesus who willingly bore the penalty we deserved.