One of my favorite weeks to plan worship is Holiness Week at Asbury Seminary. This is a big week at our school filled with events, outside speakers, talkback sessions, discussion groups, and lots of worship. One of the challenges I faced in planning worship was finding a Psalter that expressed the theme of Holiness. Since the Psalms that do mention holiness are mostly focused on God’s Holiness and our desperate need for Him, I used Psalm 96:1-3,7-9:
Leader: Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the whole earth.
People: Sing to the LORD and bless his Name; proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.
Leader: Declare his glory among the nations, and his wonders among all peoples.
People: Oh, the majesty and magnificence of his presence! Oh, the power and the splendor of his sanctuary!
Leader: Ascribe to the LORD, you families of the peoples;
People: Ascribe to the LORD honor and power.
Leader: Ascribe to the LORD the honor due his Name;
People: bring offerings and come into his courts.
Leader: Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness;
People: let the whole earth tremble before him.
About the Author
Kevin Cook is a 4th year student at Asbury Theological Seminary and an Aspirant for Ordination in the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). After graduating, Kevin hopes to plant a contemporary three-streams Anglican Church. He and his wife Nicole attend Wilmore Anglican Church in Kentucky.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Business Administration from Florida State University. Kevin enjoys playing music and leading worship, reading fiction and spiritual classics, drinking coffee, and spending time with family and friends.
I didn't support either candidate, but I am shocked that Donald Trump won the presidency of the United States of America. I certainly thought Hillary Clinton would win and I'd be serving as a peacemaker to disgruntled conservatives considering rebellion. But perhaps even moreso, I am absolutely shocked and appalled at how Christians... continue
It has been one year since our adoption journey began! Nicole and I made this video to share an update about what God has been doing with us. Please share this message of life, love, and hope! #attemptsomethingbig And if you are considering abortion, or know someone considering abortion, we would... continue
We've all been witnesses to the catastrophic nightmare we call a presidential election this year. I've had and observed several conversations about religion and politics over the past couple months. I've noticed a growing cynicism toward government and politics, especially among Millennials and Christians, who literally feel stuck with this year's... continue