Bulletin 6.14.20

Revelation 4:11a "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power"

A Reflection Before the Service

  • Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through
    He unleashed His power at an unknown hour that no one knew
    How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice?
    How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness?
    Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride?
    Will I ever learn that there’ll be no peace, that the wars won’t cease
    Until He returns?

    Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask
    He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask
    How long can you falsify and deny what is real?
    How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal?
    Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned
    He’s got plans of His own to set up His throne
    When He returns

    - Bob Dylan, “When He Returns” (from the 1979 album, Slow Train Coming)

    Psalm 2 is a Christological interpretation of history.
    - Patrick Henry Reardon, Christ in the Psalms (2000)

The Call to Worship

  • The Revelation of Jesus Christ 4.9-11

    And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

    "Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created."

    (Prayer)

  • Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through
    He unleashed His power at an unknown hour that no one knew
    How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice?
    How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness?
    Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride?
    Will I ever learn that there’ll be no peace, that the wars won’t cease
    Until He returns?

    Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask
    He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask
    How long can you falsify and deny what is real?
    How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal?
    Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned
    He’s got plans of His own to set up His throne
    When He returns

    - Bob Dylan, “When He Returns” (from the 1979 album, Slow Train Coming)

    Psalm 2 is a Christological interpretation of history.
    - Patrick Henry Reardon, Christ in the Psalms (2000)

  • The Revelation of Jesus Christ 4.9-11

    And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

    "Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created."

    (Prayer)

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Bulletin Date: 2020-06-14