Drought, pt. 2

Good afternoon! Pastor Steve continued his message about hungering and thirsting for righteousness this morning. To listen to the audio of his message, simply press the play button on the audio player below. I’ve also included the Call to Worship and links to the verses he references in his message.

Call to Worship
Psalm 37:1-11
Do not fret because of those who are evil
    or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
    like green plants they will soon die away.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
    your vindication like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord
    and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
    when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
    do not fret—it leads only to evil.
For those who are evil will be destroyed,
    but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
    though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
    and enjoy peace and prosperity.

Scripture References

Ephesians 2:8

Isaiah 64:6

James 4:6

Isaiah 53:6

Numbers 23:10

Matthew 6:21

Matthew 4:4

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Philippians 3:10

Matthew 7:7

Praying you have a truly blessed week, hungering and thirsting for righteousness! 🙂

Drought, pt. 1

Good evening! Pastor Steve continued his teaching on the Beatitudes this morning with the first part of a message regarding Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” To listen to this message, simply click play on the audio player below. There is also a list of links to verses he references in his message. Enjoy!

Call to Worship
Psalm 42
For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah.
As the deer pants for streams of water,
    so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
    When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food
    day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
    “Where is your God?”
These things I remember
    as I pour out my soul:
how I used to go to the house of God
    under the protection of the Mighty One[d]
with shouts of joy and praise
    among the festive throng.
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.
My soul is downcast within me;
    therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan,
    the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
    in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
    have swept over me.
By day the Lord directs his love,
    at night his song is with me—
    a prayer to the God of my life.
I say to God my Rock,
    “Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about mourning,
    oppressed by the enemy?”
10 My bones suffer mortal agony
    as my foes taunt me,
saying to me all day long,
    “Where is your God?”
11 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.

Scripture References

The Beatitudes – Matthew 5:1-12

Matthew 5:6

Amos 8:1-3, 11-12

Romans 10:3-4

1 Peter 1:15-16

Luke 15:11-20

Praying you have a week that is abundantly blessed and filled with joy!