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Ken Green - March 11, 2015

Song of the Refreshed

Psalm 19 speaks to how we are refreshed through God’s Word—His Word is “perfect, refreshing the soul.” Looking at this song of praise during the season of Lent, we are invited to reflect, “Where in my life do I need to be refreshed? How is God seeking to refresh me through His Word and power?” Asking those questions in light of the cross of Christ leads us to see the depths of our Lord’s love and the sweetness of His forgiveness and peace.

From Series: "Songs of Renewal"

The season of Lent gives us opportunity to be renewed by God’s power as we prepare to celebrate the glorious resurrection of Jesus at Easter. This year our midweek worship services draw us to look to selected Psalms as God shapes and renews our life of faith. The Psalms, though written long before Jesus’ time, connect us with Jesus. Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer in his book, Life Together, helps us to understand what he called the “secret of the psalter”: "The Psalter is the prayer book of Jesus Christ in the truest sense of the word. He prayed the Psalter and now it has become his prayer for all time…. [And] Jesus Christ prays through the Psalter in his congregation." Our midweek worship themes will not only focus on the selected Psalms themselves, but also on how we encounter Jesus Himself praying in those Psalms, and how Jesus leads us to participate in these “Songs of Renewal.”

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