Chapel Worship Guide 6.15.2014

Chapel Worship Guide for Sunday 9 AM, June 15, 2014

The Nemmers Family Chapel at Advocate Condell

Worship this morning is provided by the First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville

Prelude—LeAnn Malecha

Welcome—Barbara Shafer, Christ Church Highland Park

Worship in Song 

Scripture Reading (Old Testament)  

2 Kings 2:23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. “Go on up, you baldhead!” they said. “Go on up, you baldhead!” 24 He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths. 25 And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria.

Scripture Reading (New Testament) 

Matthew 5: 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41 If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.


Message by Barbara Shafer “Praying the Unthinkable: 5 C’s Toward Understanding the Imprecatory Psalms”

Prayers of Imprecation are best understood when we see them

  1. Reflect the full and true Image and CHARACTER of God as both loving and just.
  2. Aligned with God’s keeping His COVENANT promises.
  3. As the real expressions of human hearts under great duress and reasonable in their CONTEXT of human judges, prophets, and kings.
  4. Advance the Bible’s story of redemption with CONTINUITY of God’s plan from beginning to end.
  5. Offer us a CORRECTIVE vision distinguishing vindication and personal vengeance with the Divine perspective of the battle taking place in the spiritual realm as God’s battle.


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