Bulletin 8.8.21

Isaiah 45:7 "I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things."

A Reflection Before the Service

  • There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek, find. To those who knock, it is opened.

    - C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce, Chapter 9 (1946)

     

     

    We begin to pick up indications that Saul, for all his charisma and charm, wasn’t all that much interested in God. He became more and more absorbed in the work itself.

    – Eugene H. Peterson, Leap Over a Wall, Chapter 3 (1997)

     

The Call To Worship

  • Isaiah 45.5-8 (NIV)

    I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged Me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is no other. I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.

     

    You heavens above, rain down My righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the LORD, have created it.

     

    (Prayer)

     

  • There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek, find. To those who knock, it is opened.

    - C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce, Chapter 9 (1946)

     

     

    We begin to pick up indications that Saul, for all his charisma and charm, wasn’t all that much interested in God. He became more and more absorbed in the work itself.

    – Eugene H. Peterson, Leap Over a Wall, Chapter 3 (1997)

     

  • Isaiah 45.5-8 (NIV)

    I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged Me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is no other. I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.

     

    You heavens above, rain down My righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the LORD, have created it.

     

    (Prayer)

     

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