Something More : On Resurrection
Partial English translation:
What was created must perish;
What perished, rise again!
Cease from trembling!
Prepare yourself to live!
Ride Though The Storm, Patricia Oblack (2008)
Liturgy : Order of Worship
"The LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6
We encourage individuals and families to use this day to pray and reflect on the significance of Christ’s life, death and resurrection. This service of corporate prayer, Scripture reading, confession, and celebration of our Lord’s death helps us to consider and respond to the crucifixion and atonement of Jesus Christ for us.
Memory, Randall Exon (2002)
Liturgy : Order of Worship
You may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom.” Luke 22:30
This service commemorates the night Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper, washed the disciples’ feet, prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, and was betrayed, arrested, and taken away for trial. Called Maundy Thursday, (from mandatum, the Latin origin of “mandate”) it refers to Christ’s mandate to serve one another, which He demonstrated by the washing of feet. We gather to worship, to remember His work on the cross, to celebrate communion, and to respond to Christ’s mandate to serve each other.
King of Heaven, welcome;
Let us also be Your Zion!
You have taken our hearts from us.
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Something More : On A Glimpse Into David’s Heart
In today’s worship service, we saw the way that God’s grace works on a hiding heart. It is remarkable how the LORD restores King David’s joy on the heels of the painful exposure of his sins. In David’s Psalm 51, we are given another glimpse into David’s heart. Conviction of sin gives way to to a man who again loves to sing of God’s great mercy & love.
"God, Be Merciful to Me" (Psalm 51)
God, be merciful to me;
On Thy grace I rest my plea
Plenteous in compassion Thou,
Blot out my transgressions now;
Wash me, make me pure within;
Cleanse, O cleanse me from my sin.
My transgressions I confess;
Grief and guilt my soul oppress.
I have sinned against Thy grace,
And provoked Thee to Thy face.
I confess Thy judgement just;
Speechless, I Thy mercy trust.
I am evil, born in sin;
Thou desirest truth within.
Thou alone my Savior art,
Teach Thy wisdom to my heart;
Make me pure, Thy grace bestow,
Wash me whiter than the snow.
Broken, humbled to the dust
By Thy wrath and judgment just,
Let my contrite heart rejoice,
And in gladness hear Thy voice;
From my sins O hide Thy face,
Blot them out in boundless grace.
Gracious God, my heart renew,
Make my spirit right and true.
Cast me not away from Thee,
Let Thy Spirit dwell in me;
Thy salvation’s joy impart,
Steadfast make my willing heart.
Sinners then shall learn from me,
And return, O God, to Thee
Savior all my guilt remove,
And my tongue shall sing Thy love
Touch my silent lips, O Lord,
And my mouth shall praise accord
©1997 Christopher Miner Music
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