Sunday, November 17, 2019
Pastor Todd Petkau https://www.riverwood.cc/Who checks movie credits? The Psalms list credits.
They are 5 ancient hymnals. David wrote 73 Psalms.
Korah family wrote 11.
Korah and his sons wanted leadership.
Then Moses said to Korah, "You and all your company present yourselves before the Lord – you and they, and Aaron – tomorrow. When he had finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split open, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, along with their households, and all Korah's men, and all their goods. They and all that they had went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed over them. So they perished from among the community.
Numbers 16:16, 31-33 NET
Those guys were crazy. But then their descendants wrote songs. The Hitler line is dying out. No one wants to carry that name. Why would anyone want to be associated with crazy Korah?
God does not define you with your past. God does not consult your past to determine your future. That's what satan does.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, "The salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the ruling authority of his Christ, have now come, because the accuser of our brothers and sisters, the one who accuses them day and night before our God, has been thrown down.
Revelation 12:10 NET
God is greater than any accusation. We have come to know love by this: that Jesus laid down his life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians.
1 John 3:16 NET
Are we handcuffed by our past? The sons of Korah wrote:
As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God! I thirst for God, for the living God. I say, "When will I be able to go and appear in God's presence?"
Psalms 42:1-2 NET
So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away – look, what is new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17 NET
The sons of Korah decided to follow God.
God gives us peace when we surrender even in the face of death.
Why are you depressed, O my soul? Why are you upset? Wait for God! For I will again give thanks to my God for his saving intervention.
Psalms 42:11 NET
Deal with your troubles by worshipping God.
One deep stream calls out to another at the sound of your waterfalls; all your billows and waves overwhelm me.
Psalms 42:7 NET
Trust God regardless. We can't do better job of running the universe
Regardless of what happens Praise the Lord no matter what.
Sing it no matter what. Responsive readings should be a joyful declaration.