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Getting Ready for World Mission Sunday




Reflection on the Word in our Worship


Tell it out among the nations, “The Lord is King; *

it is he who has made the world so firm

that it cannot be moved;

he shall judge the peoples righteously.”

-Psalm 96:10


The first and last lines of verse 10 make it additionally clear that this is a prophecy of perfect government, not a pronouncement on—of all things!—the earth’s rotation, as an old controversy suggested. The disastrous freedom of the fall will be replaced by the only ‘perfect freedom’, which is serving God.

-Derek Kidner


The Collect for World Mission Sunday


Almighty God, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, you revealed the way of eternal life to every race and nation: Pour out this gift anew, that by the preaching of the Gospel your salvation may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


The Word:

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Psalm 96


1 O sing unto the Lord a new song; *

sing unto the Lord, all the whole earth.

2 Sing unto the Lord and praise his Name; *

tell of his salvation from day to day.

3 Declare his honor to the nations, *

and his wonders to all peoples.

4 For the Lord is great, and highly to be praised; *

he is more to be feared than all gods.

5 As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols; *

but it is the Lord who made the heavens.

6 Glory and majesty are before him; *

power and honor are in his sanctuary.

7 Ascribe unto the Lord, O you families of the peoples, *

ascribe unto the Lord worship and power.

8 Ascribe unto the Lord the honor due unto his Name; *

bring offerings and come into his courts.

9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; *

let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

10 Tell it out among the nations, “The Lord is King; *

it is he who has made the world so firm

that it cannot be moved;

he shall judge the peoples righteously.”

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; *

let the sea make a noise, and all that is therein.

12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it; *

then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord.

13 For he comes, for he comes to judge the earth, *

and with righteousness to judge the world,

and the peoples with his truth.

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