Psalm 48: Let the Lord be your guide!
This Sunday (September 9th) will be the first week that Lord and Savior Lutheran Church returns to its regular schedule — a single service at 9:00am on Sunday. In that service, Pastor David Carlovsky will focus the congregation's 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!
Psalm 34: When you fear the Lord, you have nothing to fear!
The following Sunday, the congregation will focus on Psalm 34, a psalm commemorating a time in David’s life when he "pretended to be insane before Abimelech," king of the Philistine city of Gath (Goliath's hometown). David realized that he had foolishly put himself in danger. He recalled the truth that he expressed in the psalm: "Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him (the Lord)" (Psalm 34:8b). The sermon has this theme: "WHEN YOU FEAR THE LORD, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR!”
I. The only thing we have to fear (be scared of) is fear itself
II. The only One we have to fear (revere, honor) is God Himself
Visitors are always welcome at Lord & Savior. Lord & Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake is worshipping on its regular (non-summer) schedule — a single service each week on Sundays 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).