“Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord” 5th Sunday after Pentecost
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
June 27th, 2021
Welcome and Call to worship
- “The Steadfast Love of the Lord”
- “O Canada”
Prayers of Adoration and Confession and the Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: “Sing a New Song Unto the Lord”
The Bible Project: Justice
Psalm 33 “Blessed is the Nation”
Sermon: “Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord”
Hymn: “What Does the Lord Require of you”
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn: “A Song for Canada”
- “May the God of Hope”
BLESSED IS THE NATION WHOSE GOD IS THE LORD
In Kemptville - as in every community in Canada - we find people whose ancestors immigrated to Canada long time ago: Scottish, Irish, Dutch, African, Asian and Middle Eastern; all living side by side with the people who are from indigenous background.
Why do you think the ancestors of those people chose to migrate to Canada?
Certainly not because of its weather, but because they felt that this nation is blessed by God with freedom... resources, generous people and beautiful nature.
The bible in Psalm 33:12 says: "Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord.”
During the course of history, nations were based on verity of Ideologies.
- The Romans
- Hitler, Lenin, Stalin and Mao
- the fathers of the Confederation built a nation based on the rule of law and sound government.
Does this make Canada perfect?
No country in the world is perfect.
The Bible has clear description of what makes a nation great.
A great nation is the nation who care for the needy and the poor. Deuteronomy 15:11
A great nation is the nation who Welcome the stranger. Leviticus 19:34
A great nation is the nation that is a place of justice and righteousness. Amos 5:24 and Micah 6:8.
Jesus told us how to live as his disciples, He said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you”
Beloved in Christ, the future is full of challenges. It is good to keep in mind the clear words of Psalm 33 about the nation which God blesses. Amen.