Psalm 145 - Lord, Every Day I Will Praise You!
This week (August 16th/19th) at Lord and Savior Ev. Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake, Pastor David Carlovsky will highlight Psalm 145. The sermon theme comes from verse 2, where King David writes about his Lord: "I will praise your name for ever and ever." Psalm 145 is, from start to finish, all about giving thanks to the Lord. Thankfulness is to be the hallmark of our Christian life. David can shout: "Lord, every day I will praise you!” Every day? Isn't that a bit much? Didn't David ever have an off day? A bad day? Sure he did! So do we! Yet, at the end of the day, that's not what King David focused on. Instead, he shouts to the world: "LORD, EVERY DAY I WILL PRAISE YOU!"
I. For making me!
II. For preserving me!
III. For saving me!
Psalm 16 - I Will Not Be Shaken!
The following week (August 23rd/26th), we will highlight Psalm 16. The sermon theme comes from verse 8 which reads: "Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken". At first blush the psalm seems to give us an intimate glimpse into the personal faith-life of David. But it's so much more. Psalm 16 allows us to peek into the very soul of our Savior. Psalm 16 is all about Jesus. His thoughts. His faith. His conviction. His courage. His child-like trust in His heavenly Father. And His confession: "I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN!" (Because the Lord is at my right hand!)
Visitors are always welcome at Lord & Savior. Lord & Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake is worshipping on its summer schedule — a service on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm, and the same service the following Sunday at 9:00am. The congregation’s regular services are recorded each week and appear on Cable TV's public access channel in the Crystal Lake/ McHenry/ Woodstock area -- every Monday at 4:00pm. The church is located at 9300 Ridgefield Road (at Route 14). For more information, contact Rev. David Carlovsky at (815) 455-4175 (church) or (815) 444-6647 (Parsonage).