“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

16/07/2017 – Evening Service: Exploring the Songs of Ascents

Bible Readings:

Numbers 6:22 – 27, Psalms 122 – 123, Ephesians 2:11 – 22

Sermon Outline:

Psalm 122

The Joy of Going to the House of the Lord

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.”

2 Our feet have been standing

Within your gates, O Jerusalem!

3 Jerusalem is built

As a city that is compact together,

4 Where the tribes go up,

The tribes of the Lord,

To the Testimony of Israel,

To give thanks to the name of the Lord.

5 For thrones are set there for judgment,

The thrones of the house of David.

The New King James Version. (1982). (Ps 122). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

I  The joy of worship

II The peace of the church

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

“May they prosper who love you.

7 Peace be within your walls,

Prosperity within your palaces.”

8 For the sake of my brethren and companions,

I will now say, “Peace be within you.”

9 Because of the house of the Lord our God

I will seek your good.

The New King James Version. (1982). (Ps 122:6–9). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Numbers 6:26 (NKJV)

26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’

III  The grace of God

Psalm 123:2–3 (NASB95)

2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He is gracious to us. 3 Be gracious to us, O Lord, be gracious to us, For we are greatly filled with contempt.