Worship Guide for November 1
Prepare for Sunday morning worship by using the guide below.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble
3 and gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.
4 Some wandered in desert wastes,
finding no way to a city to dwell in;
5 hungry and thirsty,
their soul fainted within them.
6 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them by a straight way
till they reached a city to dwell in.
8 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
9 For he satisfies the longing soul,
and the hungry soul he fills with good things.
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Listen to the Sermon
Summary: In the past election years, I have addressed how the Bible speaks to God and government. I want to do something different for this election year. Instead of speaking about the human actors on our world stage, I want to speak about the creator of the world. I want to gain a right view of God as he has revealed himself to us. It has been said that we cannot understand life truly unless we understand God's character. So, over the next three weeks, I want to look at a few attributes of God: his goodness, sovereignty and wisdom. Each week, we can ask, what is God like? This week, the answer is that God is good. While most Christians do not doubt his power or his authority, we often, particularly in difficult times, doubt his goodness. Is God good? Is he good all the time?
Review and Apply
How does Psalm 107 call us to respond to God's goodness?
How would you define good in your own words?
What are some ways that sinful creatures in a broken world see his goodness?
How does God's goodness reorient us in times of difficulty?
What are some right ways to respond to his goodness?
How can you help others see good things as God's good things?