September 27, 2020 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing For The Lord's Day
What do you do with your guilt? Whether you are a Christian or not you understand what I mean when I ask about guilt. Guilt is a universal human experience. We have all come to a place in our lives when we feel the weight of wrongdoing. Maybe we have lied to get out of trouble, or we have spoken hurtful words to a spouse or a child. Maybe we have cheated or gotten into an accident by our carelessness. Each day we act in ways that can make us feel guilty. However, guilt is not merely a feeling. The feeling of guilt is merely a reflection of the objective guilt we incur by breaking God’s moral law. That is to say, we do not merely feel guilty we are guilty. We have wronged God and are liable to punishment for our transgression. How do you handle that reality? What do you do with the guilt that we all feel and incur? In Psalm 130 there is good news proclaimed concerning our guilt. For the Psalm promises that the Lord will forgive all our iniquities. There is no other way to be free from both the subjective feelings of guilt and the objective punishment of guilt then through the forgiveness of God himself. What do you do with your guilt? This Sunday we will see that we take all of our guilt to the cross of Jesus Christ. To come prepared for the sermon, take time this week to read and to meditate upon Psalm 130, Exodus 34:5-10, Isaiah 1:18, Matthew 26:27-28, Romans 3:23-25, Ephesians 1:3-10, and this article on forgiveness.
As we gather to worship the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit this Lord’s day, we will join our hearts in song, singing the Hymn of Praise “Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven,” the Acclamation of Praise, “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing,” and the Hymn of Response “It is Well With My Soul.” Let us come to worship this Sunday prepared to hear God’s Word, to receive it in faith, to love and treasure it in our hearts, and to practice it in our lives that we may continue to glorify and enjoy Him!
Text: Psalm 130
Title: All Our Sin
- God will forgive all our sin for the sake of His worth (vv.1-4)
- God will forgive all our sin for the sake of His word (vv. 5-6)
- God will forgive all our sin for the sake of His work (vv. 7-8)