Sermons from June 2020

Sermons from June 2020

Plant Your Sorrow, Harvest Joy. (Columbia Heights)

Psalm 126  1 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,    we were like those who dreamed.2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,    our tongues with songs of joy.Then it was said among the nations,    “The Lord has done great things for them.”3 The Lord has done great things for us,    and we are filled with joy. 4 Restore our fortunes, Lord,    like streams in the Negev.5 Those who sow with tears    will reap with songs of joy.6 Those who go out weeping,    carrying seed to sow,will return with songs of joy,    carrying sheaves with them.

A Song for All Nations (Lowertown St. Paul)

Psalm 96 1 Sing to the Lord a new song;    sing to the Lord, all the earth.2 Sing to the Lord, praise his name;    proclaim his salvation day after day.3 Declare his glory among the nations,    his marvelous deeds among all peoples. 4 For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;    he is to be feared above all gods.5 For all the gods of the nations are idols,    but the Lord made the heavens.6 Splendor and majesty are before him;    strength and glory are in his sanctuary. 7 Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations,    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;    bring…

Mere Mortals to Holy Royalty (Columbia Heights)

Psalm 8 1 O Eternal, our Lord,    Your majestic name is heard throughout the earth;Your magnificent glory shines far above the skies.2 From the mouths and souls of infants and toddlers, the most innocent,    You have decreed power to stop Your adversaries    and quash those who seek revenge. 1 Lord, our Lord,    how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory    in the heavens.2 Through the praise of children and infants    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,    to silence the foe and the avenger.3 When…

Why Am I So Exhausted?(Downtown Minneapolis)

Psalm 23 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.2     He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters,3     he refreshes my soul.He guides me along the right paths    for his name’s sake.4 Even though I walk    through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil,    for you are with me;your rod and your staff,    they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me    in the presence of my enemies.You anoint my head with oil;    my cup overflows.6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me    all the days of my life,and I will dwell in…

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…
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