September 4th 2016
Let’s Celebrate in God’s House!
How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD of hosts!
My soul longs, yes, faints
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to the living God…
For a day in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere…
1. It Starts with Humble Heart!
And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
2. God Restores Us!
But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate.
For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.
3. Let’s Celebrate in the Father’s House
And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!
Serve the LORD with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!…
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!