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Prepare To Worship: Sunday, July 7


At LBC, we want to make it easy for you to jump in and worship on Sundays. We believe a big part of this is coming to Sunday service prepared! Each week, we provide the sermon text, some discussion questions, the songs we will sing, and anything else we think you need to know to prepare your heart to worship the Lord this Sunday!


This week we are continuing our Summer series in the Psalms!

Last Sunday, we saw a heart that trust the Lord!

This week, we'll hear from Psalm 145.

Sermon Text:

Psalm 145


1    I will extol you, my God and King,

and bless your name forever and ever.

2 Every day I will bless you

and praise your name forever and ever.

3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,

and his greatness is unsearchable.

4    One generation shall commend your works to another,

and shall declare your mighty acts.

5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty,

and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

6 They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,

and I will declare your greatness.

7 They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness

and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

8    The LORD is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

9 The LORD is good to all,

and his mercy is over all that he has made.

10    All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD,

and all your saints shall bless you!

11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom

and tell of your power,

12 to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,

and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

[The LORD is faithful in all his words

and kind in all his works.]

14 The LORD upholds all who are falling

and raises up all who are bowed down.

15 The eyes of all look to you,

and you give them their food in due season.

16 You open your hand;

you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways

and kind in all his works.

18 The LORD is near to all who call on him,

to all who call on him in truth.

19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;

he also hears their cry and saves them.

20 The LORD preserves all who love him,

but all the wicked he will destroy.

21    My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD,

and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

Discussion Questions:

1. What is the Psalmist's response to the person and work of God? How can we respond to God in the same way? (1-3)

2. How can we commend the works of God to the next generation? What are some practical ways we can invest in the coming generations? (4-7)

3. We see creation speaking again about the glory of God. What is creation telling us in this Psalm? (8-13) How do you see creation revealing the splendor of God's kingdom?

4. What do verses 14-20 teach us about God? About ourselves? About all of creation? How does this change the way we approach our lives?

Songs We Will Sing:


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