Central United Methodist Church (Arlington, Virginia) Sermon Podcast

God is Holding Your Life: The One is Shining Forth

February 14, 2021 Pastor Sarah
Central United Methodist Church (Arlington, Virginia) Sermon Podcast
God is Holding Your Life: The One is Shining Forth
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Central United Methodist Church (Arlington, Virginia) Sermon Podcast
God is Holding Your Life: The One is Shining Forth
Feb 14, 2021
Pastor Sarah

Sermon preached on 2021-02-14 by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen. Worship series, "God is Holding Your Life." Sermon, “In  God Alone.” Scripture, Psalm 50:1-6.

“God speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.”

The Psalm that comes at the end of our series speaks of an active God whose light shines for all time and in all places. God is not silent, but calls the people to remember that they, too, can act on God’s behalf, holding all suffering peoples in hands of prayer and care and transforming the world that will shine bright into the future. May it be so.

Psalm 50:1-6
Lukan Psalter translation

ADONAI our God speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to its setting. 

Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God shines forth. 

ADONAI comes and won’t be silent:
a devouring fire goes before God,
while storms rage all around. 

God summons heaven and earth
to the trial of God’s people: 

“Gather to me my faithful ones,
who make their covenant with me 
by sacrifice!”

The heavens affirm God’s justice
because it is God who is the judge!

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Show Notes

Sermon preached on 2021-02-14 by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen. Worship series, "God is Holding Your Life." Sermon, “In  God Alone.” Scripture, Psalm 50:1-6.

“God speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.”

The Psalm that comes at the end of our series speaks of an active God whose light shines for all time and in all places. God is not silent, but calls the people to remember that they, too, can act on God’s behalf, holding all suffering peoples in hands of prayer and care and transforming the world that will shine bright into the future. May it be so.

Psalm 50:1-6
Lukan Psalter translation

ADONAI our God speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to its setting. 

Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God shines forth. 

ADONAI comes and won’t be silent:
a devouring fire goes before God,
while storms rage all around. 

God summons heaven and earth
to the trial of God’s people: 

“Gather to me my faithful ones,
who make their covenant with me 
by sacrifice!”

The heavens affirm God’s justice
because it is God who is the judge!

Support the show (http://tinyurl.com/donatecumc)