Chapel Worship Guide 3.18.2012

Service Order for 9:00 AM
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Nemmers Family Chapel at Advocate Condell 

Welcome: Barbara Shafer, Christ Church Highland Park

Worship through song with Michael Webb,Christ Church Lake Forest and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Blessed Be Your Name

It Is Well With My Soul

In Christ Alone

A reading of Psalm 130: Michael Webb

Psalm 130 A Song of Ascents.

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!
2 O Lord, hear my voice!  Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleas for mercy!

3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
6 my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.

7 O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
8 And he will redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.

Message: Psalm 130: “Our Hope In Affliction”  by Matthew Haslar, Christ Church Lake Forest and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

We respond to affliction with prayer, repentance and hope

  1. We respond to affliction with prayer (Ps. 130:1-2)
    1. In verse 1 we see the Psalmist crying “from the depths” which is a place of hardship.  Notice the honesty we see in the prayers of the Bible.
    2. But verse 2 shows us the proper response, to turn to God in humble prayer
    3. We respond to affliction with repentance (Ps. 130:3-4)
      1. Verse 3 shows us that no man is righteous before a holy God and all fail (see also Romans 3:23)
      2. That’s why we need forgiveness, which is always found in God as we see in verse 4 (see also Colossians 1:21-22)
      3. Notice at the end of verse 4 that purpose of our repentance and God’s forgiveness if the fear of the Lord, for we worship what we fear
      4. We respond to affliction with hope (Ps. 130:5-8)
        1. In verses 5-6 we see the Psalmist waiting on the Lord, but in worry but in hope, because of God’s word, his promises.
        2. Verse 7 shows the result the result of sure hope: God’s love and redemption from sin
        3. Verse 8 looks forward to God sending a redeemer for mankind, a redeemer that has come into the world to save us: Jesus Christ!  Salvation is found in him alone.

For those of us who know Christ as our Lord and Savior this passage encourages us to examine if we are truly letting all of our hopes rest in God and God alone.  For those who do not know Christ this is a gracious invitation to do so now and find not only strength for the moment, but the promise of eternal life.

Hymn of Response:  It Is Well With My Soul

Benediction: Matthew Haslar

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