The Sweet Bliss of the Church
Sunday July 22nd 2018
Witnesses: The Sweet Bliss of the Church
Pastor Darren Smith
United Christian Church
2851 Sevier Road
Marietta – NY 13110
Front Cover Psalm 100 :1-2
A psalm. For giving grateful praise.
1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Inside Cover 1 Chronicles 16:23-24
23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
24 Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.
Call to Worship 1 Chronicles 16:23-36
God Bless America Land That I Love.
Today’s Sermon – Worship Through The Word
The Sweet Bliss of the Church : Psalm 133
This Psalm must be a call to unity, a call to love, to restore broken relationships, to live in sweet joy and the bliss of harmony with God and each other.
The audio this week was not available. In Pastor’s opening remarks he talks about how we are living broken relationships, worshiping idols, destroying our harmony with God, and living a life not worthy of God’s Blessings and Love. God never intended us to live our lives not in harmony with him. But because of our Sinful Nature we have strayed from God. David The writer of Psalm 133 is encouraging us to rebuild our relationship with God and live in harmony with God and One another.
Psalm 133 (NIV) - A song of ascents. Of David.
1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe.
3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
1. Unity is good and pleasant - God’s original intent
Genesis 1:God created the Heavens and the Earth. The History of Creation
1:31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.
So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Genesis 2: Life in God’s Garden
8 The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had
Adam and Eve : 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be[t] joined to
his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and
his wife, and were not ashamed.
In Genesis 3 – Adam and Eve sin and you have the fall of man. David is writing about God’s original intent and how wonderful it is to worship God in harmony.
a. Unity is like anointing oil
b. Unity is like dew
2. Unity is found in Jesus Christ
3. Unity is to be found in Christ’s people, the church
Other Scripture referenced
Genesis 12:3 – The Lord’s blessing
John 17:3 – Jesus is praying for his followers