September 26

I missed you last Sunday but thank you for the opportunity to go back to our former church for the weekend. It was a great celebration and fun for me to sit in the pew once again. I am so grateful to Stacy Pardue for preaching in my absence.
This Sunday, we will begin a new sermon series from the Psalms. As we think about the Psalms there are several interesting observations that come to the surface. It is the longest book in the Bible and also the most frequently quoted book in the New Testament. Why is that? This book was the hymnal of the Jewish people, with the poems being sung both in their worship and in their daily life. They knew the Psalms and they knew the God of the Psalms.
This week we will be learning from Psalm 19, a psalm of promise. In his book, Reflections on the Psalms, author C. S. Lewis said of Psalm 19: "I take this to be the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world.” I encourage you to spend some time reading this psalm several times before Sunday, looking specifically for words that can be used to describe God and God’s word. This will be our focus on Sunday as we learn from the words of David. I look forward to seeing you then.

 -Pastor Jane