Psalm 2: "Our God Reigns!"
This 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!"
Psalm 48: "Let The Lord Be Your Guide"
The following week (September 9th) will be the first week of the congregation’s regular schedule — a single service at 9:00am on Sunday. In that service, we will focus our attention on Psalm 48. The focus will be on the thought that God is our guide. That will be contrasted to our natural sense of spiritual direction--which is always wrong! The sermon theme is taken from the last verse of Psalm 48: "For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end" (Psalm 48:14). The sermon will have this theme and divisions of thought: "LET THE LORD BE YOUR GUIDE!"
I. Our natural sense of spiritual direction is always wrong!
II. Only the Lord can and will guide you to heaven!
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).