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Psalm 34:1-3 (ESV)

Taste and See That the Lord Is Good
Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.

I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together!

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1 Peter 2:4-6 (ESV)

4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:

“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,
a cornerstone chosen and precious,
and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”

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Preparing for the Destins’ Visit

From Pastor Greg:

As most of you know, the Destin Family (Willio, Neecole, Abigail, and Gabrielle) will be with us at RCG this Sunday, Aug. 6. As we have the privilege of partnering with these dear folks for the advancement of Christ’s gospel in Haiti, please make plans to join us in both the morning and evening. Willio will be preaching from Psalm 20 in our morning worship service, his sermon entitled “Prayer for the Battle”. In the evening at 6:30pm, the Nevins family is hosting a dessert pot-luck with the Destins. Willio and Neecole will be sharing more detailed updates about the Lord’s work in Haiti, and there will be rich time for fellowship, Q&A, and prayer (not to mention significant amounts of ice cream as well!). Your presence and interest will be a great blessing to the Destins, and also help strengthen our collective vision of how God is working in other places like Haiti.

God’s will regarding how local churches should minister to missionaries like the Destins is clear:

5 Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, 6 who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. 7 For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. 8 Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth. (3 Jn. 5-8)

Regarding the Destins, as a church we strive to fulfill these exhortations through regular prayer and our monthly financial support. We also pray they’ll be encouraged through their time with us this Sunday. If you have a desire to bless the Destins through a financial gift beyond our monthly giving as a church, please feel free to do so this Sunday. A simple card with cash would probably be most encouraging to them. You could either give this to them directly, or we’ll have a basket at the Nevins’ home on Sunday night to collect cards.

Looking forward to sharing in what the Lord has for all of us on Sunday – the best day of the week!

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Psalm 150:1-2 (ESV)

Let Everything Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!

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Psalm 148:11-13 (ESV)

11 Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
12 Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.

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Psalm 105:1-2 (ESV)

Tell of All His Wondrous Works

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wondrous works!

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John 1:1-5 (ESV)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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Psalm 111:1-2 (ESV)

Great Are the Lord’s Works

Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
2 Great are the works of the Lord,
studied by all who delight in them.

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Psalm 111 (ESV)

Great Are the Lord’s Works

Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
2 Great are the works of the Lord,
studied by all who delight in them.
3 Full of splendor and majesty is his work,
and his righteousness endures forever.
4 He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and merciful.
5 He provides food for those who fear him;
he remembers his covenant forever.
6 He has shown his people the power of his works,
in giving them the inheritance of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy;
8 they are established forever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant forever.
Holy and awesome is his name!
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever!

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Lamentations 3:21-26 (ESV)

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But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:

22
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a]
his mercies never come to an end;
23
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
24
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”

25
The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.
26
It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.

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