Friday, November 30, 2007

Treasuring the Name of the Lord

In Psalm 113, the psalmist calls upon the servants of the Lord with these words:
Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!

The attributes and actions of our God, represented by his name, deserve nothing less than absolute, unceasing praise. Yet how often do we esteem his name with the honor, love, respect, and value that it deserves? This is precisely what the 3rd commandment deals with. We must not take the name of the Lord in vain. This Sunday, we will both practice and study what it means to worship the Lord with the honor due to his name.

Songs
I Sing the Mighty Power of God (#19)
The Spacious Firmament on High (#50)
How Sad Our State (#333)
Remember Not, O God
O Come, O Come Emmanuel (#87)

Scripture Reading
Psalm 119:65-80

Sermon
The Command to Worship the Lord with Honor, or the Command to Treasure the Name of the Lord
Deuteronomy 5:11

The Lord's Supper

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