The sermon next week will be taken from Psalm 132. This Psalm talks about David’s plan to build the Temple and about God’s plan to bring the Messiah through David’s line. What interesting about both of these things is that they were accomplished despite hardship. Even though at times it seemed that these things might not be completed. When Israel was taken away into exile and the line of David was no longer on the throne, it might have seemed impossible for God’s promise to ever be fulfilled. When God makes a promise, though, we can count on it.
We are thankful for the promises that we have in Jesus. As Paul said in 2 Corinthians 1:20: “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God,” (NIV). Is there anything that looks bleak in your life? Is there a situation that looks hopeless? I would encourage you to take that situation to God in prayer, and trust him to bring about what will eventually work for our good.
As we’ve seen over the last little bit, quite a few people are in need of prayers. I’d encourage you to continue to pray faithfully for these needs as well. Continue to pray for our congregation, also, that we might be able to continue to do the work that God has for us.
Scriptures for Sunday
Psalm 132—What is so important about David in this psalm?
John 16:16-33—What does Jesus teach here about facing hardship?
Deuteronomy 31:1-8—How would you summarize the Moses’ message?
2 Corinthians 4:7-18—What does Paul encourage us to do when faced with difficulty?