Being treated unfairly is part and parcel of the life of a believer. Both 1 Samuel 19 and Psalm 59 deal with the response of the believer to this. We are called to worship by Psalm 121, which reminds us of where our help truly comes from. We ask for God’s grace over our worship and then offer up our adoration in “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”. Our first Scripture reading is in Psalm 59, which David wrote when pursued by Saul.
We then remind ourselves that “What God Ordains Is Always Good”, singing the essence of Romans 8:28. Our New Covenant reading is 2 Corinthians 4:7-18, where we learn of how suffering and pain is turned around in the life of a believer.
Our corporate prayer includes prayer for our church’s financial integrity and provision. We remember the sick and afflicted, as well as our authorities. We pray for Afghanistan: for its unreached people groups, for the church and its persecuted believers there. We ask for illumination in the Word.
We then study the Scriptures together. We close with a hymn of confession, repentance and consecration: O Great God. We close with the benediction of 2 Corinthians 13:14.
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship: Psalm 121
Prayer of Invocation
Hymn 57 Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Scripture Reading: Psalm 59
Song 36 What God Ordains Is Always Good
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18
Sermon: 1 Samuel 19/ Psalm 59
Song 27 O Great God
Benediction: 2 Corinthians 13:14