Restore us, O God of our salvation,
And cause Your anger toward us to cease.
Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?
Will You not revive us again,
That Your people may rejoice in You?
Show us Your mercy, LORD,
And grant us Your salvation. Psalm 85.4-7
Resources for Shepherds
Let me point you to a new and interesting resource for thinking about church in this time of pandemic. Stuart Kellogg’s podcast, The Post-COVID Church, provides helpful reflections on where we are and where we need to be as churches once this current crisis passes. You can hear Stuart interviewing yours truly on the subject, “The Church Captive”, by clicking here (“Why Do We Want to Go Back There?”).
Our booklet, If Men Will Pray, is now available as a free audio book (click here). Listen yourself, then send the link around to your men. The booklet is designed as a resource to help men improve their prayer life, create accountability for prayer, and enlist other men in the work of prayer. Listen to the audiobook, then order copies of If Men Will Pray to use in discipling the men of your church.
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What about God’s Law?
It has become fashionable in certain sectors of evangelicalism to neglect, ignore, or even dismiss the Law of God as of abiding value and validity. Our new ReVision series asks the question, “Which works?” Christians are saved to do good works – but which ones? We believe the good works of God’s Law, unpacked from Moses through the entirety of Scripture, are the place to begin. If you missed the first installment in this series, you can click here to read it. Use the pop-up to subscribe to ReVision, which comes out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
We need revival!
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John Nunnikhoven’s new series of meditations on “All Things” promises to stretch the horizons of our walk with and work for the Lord. Ever feel like throwing open your window and just shouting at our crazy world (remember the film, Network, starring Peter Finch?)? Bruce Van Patter says, “Go ahead and shout!”, and he shows us how Isaiah leads us in this practice. Mike Slay explains that encounters with true holiness can bring us to holy terror. Don’t forget to download our free resource for this month, “Growing into Christ.” Read and share this resource with your leaders for an adventure in growing together in the Lord.
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Psalm of the Week
Feel free to use our weekly psalms for personal or corporate worship. All psalms for singing are from The Ailbe Psalter.
Psalm 85 (Lyons: O Worship the King)
O Lord, You Your favor showed to Your land;
Your people You saved by Your mighty hand.
Their sins You forgave, all Your wrath You withdrew;
You turned back the anger which to them was due.
Restore us, O God, renew us in peace,
And cause all Your wrath against us to cease.
Will You evermore all Your wrath to us show?
Revive us that we may Your joy again know.
Lord, show us Your love; restore us, we pray!
And help us to hear the words that You say.
Speak peace to Your people; in truth let us stand.
We fear You; let glory and grace fill our land.
In Jesus God’s grace and truth are combined;
Both goodness and peace in Him do we find.
Truth springs from the earth as He walks in our midst,
And righteousness flows from the heav’ns as a gift.
The Lord by His grace will give what is good;
Our land will produce abundance of food.
And righteousness will go before the Lord’s face,
And make of His footsteps a way in this place.
From the Celtic Revival
Living to Rule
T. M. Moore
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Except as indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. © Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. All Psalms for singing are from The Ailbe Psalter.