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Connecting with your church part 5 seth g march 15 2020

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We are a worshiping community. In that community our joys are magnified, and our sorrows shared. Unity, the experience of community that worships God together, serves together, loves together, and shares common purposes provides joy for the heart that cannot be found in isolation. We'll find five examples in the Psalms of Assent that illustrate our need for community and the opportunities community provides in a difficult world.

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Connecting with your church part 5 seth g march 15 2020

  1. 1. Connecting with Your Church
  2. 2. A community in distress together Psalms 120:1 I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me… 5 Woe to me that I dwell in Meshech, that I live among the tents of Kedar!
  3. 3. A community that rejoices together Psalms 122:1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
  4. 4. A community that rejoices together 2 Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem. 3 Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.
  5. 5. A community that rejoices together 4 That is where the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, to praise the name of the LORD according to the statute given to Israel. 5 There the thrones for judgment stand, the thrones of the house of David.
  6. 6. A community that rejoices together 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure. 7 May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels."
  7. 7. A community that rejoices together 8 For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, "Peace be within you." 9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.
  8. 8. A community that rejoices together Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
  9. 9. A community rooted in hope Psalms 126:1 When the LORD brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed.
  10. 10. A community rooted in hope 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
  11. 11. A community rooted in hope 3 The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. 4 Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negev.
  12. 12. A community rooted in hope 5 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.
  13. 13. A community rooted in hope 6 He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.
  14. 14. A community of the broken Psalms 130:1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;
  15. 15. A community of the broken 2 O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
  16. 16. A community of the broken 3 If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?
  17. 17. A community of the broken 4 But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.
  18. 18. A community of the broken 5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.
  19. 19. A community of the broken 6 My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
  20. 20. A community of the broken 7 O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. 8 He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.
  21. 21. A community of refreshment Psalms 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
  22. 22. A community of refreshment 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron's beard, down upon the collar of his robes.
  23. 23. A community of refreshment 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion.
  24. 24. A community of refreshment For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
  25. 25. A community of refreshment Philemon 1:7 Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.
  26. 26. A community of refreshment Unity, the experience of community that worships God together, serves together, loves together, and who share common purposes provides joy for the heart.

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