Psalm 16 - "I Will Not Be Shaken!"
This week (August 23rd/26th) at Lord and Savior Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake, Pastor David Carlovsky 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!)
Psalm 2 - "Our God Reigns!"
The following week (August 30th/ September 2nd -- Labor Day weekend) will be the last week of the congregation's summer schedule (offering a Thursday evening service in addition to its regular Sunday morning service). That week we will highlight Psalm 2, which is one of the most important Messianic psalms In this psalm David describes the futile resistance of the rulers of this world, against the kingdom of the Messiah. Mindful of His ruling the sermon theme is simply this: "OUR GOD REIGNS!" In His ruling we will focus on the many things He does, mindful of the verbs in the psalm, how... our God laughs... rebukes... rules... etc. Our gracious God is giving the world His warning. Some listen and are saved. The wicked foolishly reject Him and think that they are in control. The simple theme is: "OUR GOD REIGNS!"
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)