Prepare for Worship: Notes for services August 24, 2014

Knowing God, Knowing Yourself by Corey Widmer 


Do you ever feel like God is so big and far off that He couldn't possibly have concern for the details of your every day life? Do you ever wonder if God is really in control of the universe? Do you ever have too high a view of yourself, leading you to pride and arrogance? Do you ever have too low a view of yourself, leading you to insecurity and cowardice? Psalm 8 is an incredible psalm that we'll study together this Sunday, which in a few short verses helps us correct both our theology of God and the theology of ourselves so we can live with greater freedom and purpose. 

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Psalm 8 

1 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!  You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? 5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: 7 all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, 8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. 9 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!