As we continued our journey with the Psalms of Ascent, “Ascend,” this past weekend at Eastbrook, I opened up Psalm 130 for us. I explored the mercy of God as part of our spiritual journey with God in terms of prayer, forgiveness, waiting, and hope. In the midst of that I brought in the story of Jonah, illuminating parallel verses in Ephesians and Jude, an excerpt from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, and a reflection on the life of Viktor Frankl.
You can watch the message and follow along with the sermon outline below. You can access the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast. We also have a reading plan for this series, which you can participate with here.
The Mercy of Prayer (vss 1-2)
The depths of life
The open-eared mercy of God
The Mercy of Forgiveness (vss 3-4)
The Mercy of Waiting (vss 5-6)
Fully engaged waiting
Fully engaged watching
The Mercy of Real Hope (vss 7-8)
Unfailing love of the Lord
Sure redemption in the Lord