Teach us that our lives are in your hands

 
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This week we begin a new series entitled, “Teach Us: Learning to Worship God through the Psalms. Pastor Butler continues this week with “Teach us that our lives are in your hands” based on Psalm 127. Join us Sundays at 9 and 10:30am at CrossPointe. For more information please visit www.crosspointe.tv or call us at 405 329-0823.

“Teach Us” Challenge

  1. Read 5 Psalms daily for November.

  2. Pick a Psalm study to complete this month on Bible.com

  3. Join us for a Wednesday night study, “Psalms: Soul Songs” starting Nov. 14.

  4. Listen to Worship Music daily for 30 days.

Psalm 127, NIV 2011 1 Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. 2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves. 3 Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

Worship allows us to celebrate God’s ongoing work.

Psalm 127:1-2, NIV 2011 1 Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. 2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.

Psalm 127:1-2, Tanak (JPS), “1 Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain on it; unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman keeps vigil in vain. 2?In vain do you rise early and stay up late, you who toil for the bread you eat; He provides as much for His loved ones while they sleep.

Kate Foster, Feasting on the Word “It doesn’t make a difference if we find a way to squeeze more time out of our day by staying up later to get work done, or rising early in the morning to start the day before the sun is up. Of course, the way we conduct ourselves in our work is important. But the prophetic word comes in the reminder that our work is first God’s work. We are merely instruments of God’s work, which started long before we were born, and which will continue long after we are gone.”

As we worship, we celebrate God’s provision.

Psalm 127:3-5, NIV 2011 3 Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

Psalm 127:3-5, Tanak (JPS), “3 ?Sons are the provision? of the Lord; the fruit of the womb, His reward. 4? Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are sons born to a man in his youth. 5 ?Happy is the man who fills his quiver with them; they shall not be put to shame when they contend with the enemy in the gate.”

Through worship, God opens our eyes to to what matters.

Psalm 146, NIV 2011 1 Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, my soul. 2 I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. 3 Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. 4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. 5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. 6 He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— he remains faithful forever. 7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free, 8 the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous. 9 The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. 10 The Lord reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord.

How do we learn to celebrate what God celebrates

  1. Accept that we are part of the story, not the story itself.

  2. Honestly look at what God’s blessed us with.

  3. Praise God for what He has done and what He will be doing!

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