This week we finish our four-week series in the book of Psalms. We have touched the surface of some of the diversity in the book with praising God as well as low points of the writers, just as we experience in our own lives. In this week’s text, our Psalmist has experienced deep lows and found solid ground once again, knowing God has been instrumental in his situation, helping him through his challenges. As a result, he is signing a new song, one of hope. His life is different. He has a story to tell and he is not shy about telling it!
Worship this week with Holy Communion –
No Saturday worship this week –
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. – Contemporary worship in fellowship hall
Devotions for this week: A New Song – July 7, 2019
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Monday, Psalm 30, Psalm of Thanksgiving
Tuesday, Psalm 32, Psalm of Thanksgiving
Wednesday, Psalm 34, Psalm of Thanksgiving
Thursday, Psalm 57, Psalm of Thanksgiving
Friday, Psalm 66, Psalm of Thanksgiving
Saturday, Psalm 116, Psalm of Thanksgiving
Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.
TALK: Consider some of these ideas
“He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God”
The psalmist sees and acknowledges what God has done, and recognizes God’s faithfulness. God’s abundant love helps the psalmist grow in faith.
- Who do you know that seems filled with joy? Why do you think they seem so happy?
- Think of a time something good happened for you. How did you react? Who did you tell? Did you say a prayer of thanks?
- How does it feel when someone thanks you for something you’ve done? How does it feel if someone seems ungrateful?
- How does thanksgiving reflect our faith in God?
PRAY: Abundant God, you have been forever faithful to your children. Draw forth our praise and gratitude for all that we have received in your name, and through the grace of Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.
BLESS: May the God of abundance bless you in all that you do. Amen.