Messages (Page 3)

Messages (Page 3)

Lament in This Moment (Lowertown St. Paul)

Psalm 44 1 We have heard it with our ears, O God;    our ancestors have told uswhat you did in their days,    in days long ago.2 With your hand you drove out the nations    and planted our ancestors;you crushed the peoples    and made our ancestors flourish.3 It was not by their sword that they won the land,    nor did their arm bring them victory;it was your right hand, your arm,    and the light of your face, for you loved them. 4 You are my King and my God,    who decrees victories…

Advancing the Kingdom (Lowertown St. Paul)

Psalm 67 1 May God be gracious to us and bless us    and make his face shine on us—2 so that your ways may be known on earth,    your salvation among all nations. 3 May the peoples praise you, God;    may all the peoples praise you.4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy,    for you rule the peoples with equity    and guide the nations of the earth.5 May the peoples praise you, God;    may all the peoples praise you. 6 The land yields its harvest;    God, our God, blesses us.7 May God bless…

His Love Endures Forever! (Columbia Heights)

Psalm 107  1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;    his love endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—    those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,3 those he gathered from the lands,    from east and west, from north and south.[a 4 Some wandered in desert wastelands,    finding no way to a city where they could settle.5 They were hungry and thirsty,    and their lives ebbed away.6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,    and he delivered them from their distress.7 He led them by a straight way    to a city where they could settle.8 Let them…

HELP! The Earth is Falling (Downtown Minneapolis)

Psalm 46 1 God is our refuge and strength,    an ever-present help in trouble.2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,3 though its waters roar and foam    and the mountains quake with their surging. 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,    the holy place where the Most High dwells.5 God is within her, she will not fall;    God will help her at break of day.6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;    he lifts his voice, the earth melts. 7 The Lord Almighty is with us;    the God of Jacob is our fortress. 8 Come and see…

Establish the Work of our Hands… feet, ears, eyes, and mouths. (Columbia Heights)

Psalm 90 1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place    throughout all generations.2 Before the mountains were born    or you brought forth the whole world,    from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 3 You turn people back to dust,    saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”4 A thousand years in your sight    are like a day that has just gone by,    or like a watch in the night.5 Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death—    they are like the new grass of the morning:6 In the morning it springs up new,    but by evening…

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Downtown Minneapolis)

 Psalm 22 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?    Why are you so far from saving me,    so far from my cries of anguish?2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,    by night, but I find no rest. 3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;    you are the one Israel praises.4 In you our ancestors put their trust;    they trusted and you delivered them.5 To you they cried out and were saved;    in you they trusted and were not put to shame. 6 But I am…

How Can I Sing? (Lowertown St. Paul)

Psalms 137:1-6 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept    when we remembered Zion.2 There on the poplars    we hung our harps,3 for there our captors asked us for songs,    our tormentors demanded songs of joy;    they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4 How can we sing the songs of the Lord    while in a foreign land?5 If I forget you, Jerusalem,    may my right hand forget its skill.6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth    if I do not remember you,if I do…

It is Good to be near God (Columbia Heights)

Psalm 73 1 Surely God is good to Israel,    to those who are pure in heart. 2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;    I had nearly lost my foothold.3 For I envied the arrogant    when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 They have no struggles;    their bodies are healthy and strong.5 They are free from common human burdens;    they are not plagued by human ills.6 Therefore pride is their necklace;    they clothe themselves with violence.7 From their callous hearts comes iniquity;    their evil imaginations have no limits.8 They scoff, and speak with malice;    with arrogance they…