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June 7th - Preparing for the Lord's Day & A Call to Lament, Fasting, and Prayer

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 Preparing for the Lord's Day 

 

 What is man? In some way or another we have all been face with this question over the past week and a half. For we have been confronted with a blatant disregard for the sanctity of the life of a fellow human being. We have been reminded of the pain and the struggle of racial tension that continues to plague our nation. We have seen how this tension can erupt into looting and rioting. We have seen again what history continually bears out that those with authority are willing to use their power to impose their will even if it means violating the dignity or life of others. Providentially, this Sunday we come to Psalm 8. At the very center of this Psalm is the question, “What is man…?” To answer this question the Psalmist directs us to the majesty of the Lord, the grace of the Lord, and the mandate the Lord gives to man to glorify him. What we will see is that because man is the image of God we must honor and protect all human life. To come prepared for the sermon take time this week to read and to meditate upon Psalm 8, Genesis 1:26-30; 4:1-10; 9:5-7, Hebrews 11:4; 12:24, 1 John 4:7-12 and Westminster Confession of Faith 4.  

This week we will celebrate that sacrament of the Lord’s Supper during our worship service. As we receive the elements of bread and wine we look in faith to the Lord Jesus Christ. For as we physically receive the signs of the Lord’s body and blood, spiritually we feed upon him and all his benefits. Our hymns for this week include “All Creatures of Our God and King,” “For A Thousand Tongues,” and “Holy, Holy Holy

Sermon Text: Psalm 8

Sermon Title: What is Man?

Sermon Outline:

  1. We Must Know the Majesty of the Lord (vv.1-3,9)
  2. We Must Recognize the Grace of the Lord (vv. 4-5)
  3. We Must Follow the Mandate of the Lord (vv.6-8)

 Sunday's bulletin

Day of Lament, Fasting, and Prayer 

While the Church mourns the deaths of Ahmau Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, Rivermont EPC will be joining our denomination in a call to lament, prayer, and fasting.  We will be hosting a live prayer meeting in the sanctuary on Monday, June 8th, at 12pm.  This meeting will be streamed live through Zoom at the link below. We will cry out to God to heal our nation and world of racial injustice and racism and help us promote peace in our land. 

CLICK HERE to join the Zoom Prayer Meeting on Monday, June 8th, at 12pm. 

https://zoom.us/j/92285267976?pwd=L2tobVRyMFFKcVhOUXhCZ3hsSUx4QT09

Meeting ID: 922 8526 7976

Password: 587048