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What has God done for you? What works has he done for you? There is no one who does works like our God. How answers our prayers, and stills our anxieties and fears. He increases our faith and makes our love to abound. He has done so much for us. So we ought to thank him. We under an obligation to thank God. Psa 105:1–3 Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice! These verses rumble with holy joy. Those who know God’s goodness have full hearts that respond to him. We’re like the flower to the sun. Notice especially in this verse how the people of God glory in his holy name. God’s holy name is closely related to his glory. God’s name stands for all that God is. God’s name is his glory. And when we hear his holy name, and think of all that God is, we return glory to his glory. This is the heart of worship.
This Sunday’s prayer service will have a lesson from Psa 119. We’ll start the Lord’s Day reviewing the hymn, “Thy Broken Body, Gracious Lord” (Gray 278).
The sermon for this Sunday shows the third and consummating interaction between Moses and Yahweh after the Golden Calf. Moses is anxious not to let things stand as God has left them. He simply will not accept a trip alone, without God, to the Promised Land. He wants God with the people. So he seeks God’s face in earnest desire. He desires to know God’s ways, to have God’s presence, and to see God’s glory. In response, God reveals himself to Moses—and through Moses, to Israel—in most extraordinary and gracious ways.
Call to Worship: Psalm 105:1-3
Hymn [Insert] Glory Be to God the Father Moses prayed to God in Ex 33:18, Please, show me your glory. God responds that such an act is an act of God’s free and sovereign grace. This hymn by Horatius Bonar likewise connects God’s glory to God’s grace: Glory be to Him who loved us, washed us from each spot and stain; glory be to Him who bought us, made us kings with Him to reign! Glory, glory, to the Lamb that once was slain!
Congregational Reading: Psalm 105:4-11
Doxology: Gloria Patri, Red 436
Hymn 292 [Red] All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Hymn 156 [Red] O Come with Thanks, God’s Goodness Praising (vv 5-8)
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 10 & Romans 11:25-36
Hymn 362 [Red] Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart
Sermon: Show Me Your Glory from Exodus 33:12-23
Hymn 246 [Gray] Be Thou My Vision
In Sunday School, I will teach on catechism question 83.
Q. How do Baptism and the Lord’s Supper become spiritually helpful?
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper become spiritually helpful, not from any virtue in them, or in him who does administer them,1 but only by the blessing of Christ2 and the working of the Spirit in those who by faith receive them.3
1 1 Cor 3:7; 1 Pet 3:21
2 1 Cor 3:6
3 1 Cor 12:13