Endless Praise


Tonight (Wednesday, 12/20, 7:00 pm), gather with your Calvary Chapel family in the main sanctuary or on our website (www.calvaryinv.com

), Facebook, and YouTube (Calvary Inverness) as we continue our three-year journey through the Bible by concluding the book of Psalms (143-150).

Psalms 143-145 are the last of King David’s songs of praise and prayer. Written in his senior years, he reflected on God’s faithfulness through every trial, tribulation, and trouble he experienced. He began with his early days defending his sheep against a lion and a bear, facing Goliath, who towered over him while screaming blasphemous curses in God’s name.
 He continued with the weeks and months he was in exile due to the insurrection of his son Absalom. All this climaxed into chapter 145, a song free of any prayer, petition, or plea of David for God to deliver him.

Psalms 146-150 are five hymns that appropriately close the book with an appeal for the people of God to focus on praising and worshipping the living God. Each one was written to be used in worship after the completion of the second temple and walls of Jerusalem.
Like David’s songs and prayers, the author of these chapters recounted their redemptive history under the watchful eye of the all-caring, all-knowing, and all-powerful God.

They were written expressly for worship during the dedication of the Tempe. And for the following generations, when they experienced hardships, they could turn to these songs to remind them that “He who began a good work in them would complete it” (Philippians 1:6).
Psalm 150 concludes the book of Psalms with one of the most beautiful songs ever written. It calls for all creation with unbridled passion to give God the praise He is due.

It serves as a joyful reminder that when history is concluded, the world has passed away, and the people of God firmly established eternity, their praise of God will just be beginning.
Please pray that this three-year journey through the Word of God will be received by open hearts that long to grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus. Moreover, He would do deep and abiding work in and through us for a world in desperate need of a Savior.
In His Strong Love,

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