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Ken Green - March 25, 2015

Song of the Seeker

What do you seek to get out of life? In the words of the Psalmist, “I seek you [the LORD] with all my heart.” For the Psalmist life is oriented around a pursuit of the Lord and His ways. Central to this pursuit? It is the Word of the Lord: living according to the Word of the Lord, hiding it in one’s heart, being taught by it, recounting it, following and meditating on it. The psalmist delights in God’s Word and will not neglect it. How does this relate to your life and mine? As God’s people, our lives are certainly to be oriented around His Word, and yet there are so many things that compete for our attention, our time, and even our devotion. Today we also remember Jesus, the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us: So passionate was He in His pursuit of us, seeking us with all His heart, He gave His life to make us His own.

Scripture References: Psalms 119:9-16

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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