Ryan led us in a discussion of The attributes and character of God demonstrated in creation, fully revealed in His word, resulting in our worship.
(Scriptures from the devotional are distributed throughout this newsletter along with the photos by Becky and her son, Matt.)
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
We don’t worship creation, we worship God. Creation is a tool to demonstrate what God has revealed in his word and a motivation to humble worship.
Psalm 36:5 Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Psalm 89:2 For I have said, "Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness."
Psalm 97:6 The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.
POWER & SOVEREIGNTY
Psalm 103:19 The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.
Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 135:6 Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.
by Dr. Benjamin Mast
Reviewed by Laurie Price
When we realized that my husband, Gary, was having short-term memory problems, and began the process of diagnosing his condition, we hoped it was something curable, like a thyroid imbalance, or B-12 deficiency. As the many tests eliminated the more “hopeful” possibilities, there was a recurring and frightful thought. “I hope it’s not Alzheimer’s.” I think more people are afraid of getting dementia, than cancer.
WHY IS THAT?
Our memories define us. Think how many songs refer to our memories. We take selfies in front of the Grand Canyon. Love letters are tucked away in a box. The idea of forgetting what we have done and who we are is terrifying. For a Christian, the possibility of forgetting God, and our relationship with Him is unthinkable.
In 370's rooms
3rd floor of Tower Bldg.
Worship in song
Sharing and prayer
Our Loved Ones are welcome to join us for all or part of the meeting but volunteers are available to assist them on a walk, on a walk or in the next room during the sharing time if desired.
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Psalm 147:2-9 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite. The LORD supports the afflicted; He brings down the wicked to the ground. Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre, Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains. He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens which cry.
Psalm 50:6 And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is judge. Selah.
The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.
The Treasury of David
by Charles Spurgeon
"Here we are taught the power of God in creation. The process of evaporation is passed by unnoticed by the many, because they see it going on all around them; the usual ceases to be wonderful to the thoughtless, but it remains a marvel to the instructed. When we consider upon what an immense scale evaporation is continually going on, and how needful it is for the existence of all life, we may well admire the wisdom and the power which are displayed therein.
Lightning is not to be regarded as a lawless force, but as a part of that wonderful machinery by which the earth is kept in a fit condition: a force as much under the control of God as any other, a force most essential to our existence. The ever changing waters, rains, winds, and electric currents circulate as if they were the life blood and vital spirits of the universe.
This great force which seems left to its own wild will is really under the supreme and careful government of the Lord.
Everywhere the Lord worketh all things, and there is no power which escapes his supremacy. It is well for us that it is so: one bandit force wandering through the Lord's domains defying his control would cast fear and trembling over all the provinces of providence. Let us praise Jehovah for the power and wisdom with which he rules clouds, and lightnings, and winds, and all other mighty and mysterious agencies."