We were called to be a little weird perhaps, in a good Austin kind of way. “This is the day the Lord has made. And Jesus was on the road of sorrows that would lead Him to the cross on the next day. May the LORD grant you repentance unto life. He noticed the chapel space was not exactly linear; it’s a little bit off-center, and it has this weird altar space that curves around against that wall that now Eliseo has made weirder by turning the altar around. Benson Commentary Psalm 118:24-25. This is the day, This is the day that the Lord hath made. The [corner]stone the builders rejected has become the capstone, the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. Jordan Thomas The Day The Lord Has Made Zechariah 3:9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day… So I explained that there was a theology behind this sacred space. 24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. The text indicates that the king and his people had been delivered from certain catastrophe by the hand of the Lord. We have walked together, prayed together, worshipped together; struggled together, and yet, we have come back to this table, week after week to eat “juntos,” together, as a family. The LORD God Almighty made the day Able was born. Dave Wood This Is The Day Lord Has Made The Lord’s Day . Exile followed and then a return of the remnant, but even the upticks on the health chart were small and short in duration. TEV has “the day of the Lord’s victory,” since the whole psalm celebrates Yahweh’s victory over the enemies of Israel. TODAY, the whole Christian Church on earth declares with the Psalmist, “This is the day that the Lord has made. Wow. I have heard the sounds of mariachis in this place and who can forget how we sang “De colores” at the beginning of the academic year. The sun would refuse to shine as darkness came over the land at high noon. USB Handbook on the Book of Psalms - This is the day which the Lord has made is the literal form of the Hebrew; the meaning is well represented by NEB, “This is the day on which the Lord has acted” (also SPCL). Our learning has not been limited to the academic or theological. the day. The Bible tells us that the spokesman of the Assyrians who spoke Hebrew taunted Hezekiah and the troops protecting the city. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”   By God,  I’ll make joyful Christians out of you yet!! This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. This is also the title of our closing song this morning, which is also based on verse 24. How sweet our time has been as we have learned to live together under a tent in the wilderness, in this chapel where we have tasted the abundant life. This is the day which the LORD hath made. Psalms 113-18 were collected into a group of praise songs called the “Hallel” or praise songs used for the annual pilgrimage to the Temple at Passover. However, I am not saying that it is the correct situation. This is the day that the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. This Is The Day That The Lord Has Made This is the day, this is the… Bible Gateway Recommends. If we remember that the Psalm is about the deliverance of the king and his people. When I think of the St. John’s Passion of Johann Sebastian Bach and its haunting beauty comes the answer to this—als vie ein Lamm (as a Lamb). The new criteria to be one of God’s chosen people is not heredity but faith. What else have we learned in this place? In the Ancient Near East, the King represented all of his people. Power Point Show MP3 audio. And so they did, and the vision flourished, and folks from all over Texas starting contributing funds to make it happen. Josiah would later do the opposite and fail. So now we find that the Psalm probably was written during the time of the Temple of Solomon. But we also know as we sing in anticipation of our final ascent to the heavenly Jerusalem, we know that one day we will sing it without limitations in God’s Kingdom. 25 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. resurrection. We all know that today is the last official chapel day for LSPS; however, I refuse to be sad or to give in to depression, because you have almost convinced me in your confession of Psalm 100 that “The Lord is good and his steadfast Love endures forever, his faithfulness to all generations!” I read that “all” to mean you! I once heard Pastor Sandi Wilcox preach a sermon here on Jacob wrestling with an angel and how we too in our own wrestling with God may end up “walking funny”, after we have been blessed by God. The Jews call the Sabbath “the queen of days.” “This is the day…” God has many great “days.” What is “the day” God has in mind here? Remember, in 1971 LSPS did not exist. We know about the letter he spread before the Lord and the prayer he made. The poet Robert Frost once wrote with irony that “good fences make good neighbors.” What he meant by that was exactly the opposite! 23 This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. The proof awaits you at this table waiting to be set to feed you as familia. We have learned to love others beyond our own perceived limits of understanding and relating. Latest updates on campus operations and resources related to COVID-19 Learn More. The king would line out the “I” and the people would respond with “we”. He would be despised and rejected. Would the LORD deliver Israel from Rome the way He did from Sennacherib with a mighty and overt work of power? Scripture Reading: Psalm 118:21-26 This is the Day the Lord has Made . program, but that did not last for long because the community was there to support us. We have heard here that we are God’s very own, the beloved community, and so as I preach what may or may not be my last sermon here, let me leave you with this thought:   God is in love with you! We are warned in the prophet Amos that this was to be a day of darkness and not light. So let’s review what else we’ve learned by being a little off – center in this place over the years. Jesus has a nasty surprise. But as we noted Jesus clearly said otherwise. But we must remember that on the third day, Jesus was raised alive. “This is the day the Lord has made. And He made the day Seth was born to replace him. Donors starting contributing to the vision and the dream that Texas could be a place where Lutheran students could study theology and become pastors became a reality. King James Version (KJV) Public Domain . He also made the day Cain killed him. It was 1971. The arrival of Christ on earth paved the way for us to be free, His gift of salvation … . We have learned from so many in this place over the years as we have shared and experienced life together, through both good and difficult times. The Day of the LORD, that is the Day of Wrath and Vengeance of our God, still lies ahead of those who do not believe on Jesus Christ. We continue to learn together that God can take death and turn it into life and God can sustain us through the power of the Spirit working faith in us so that we might say with the psalmist:  ” The Lord is God, It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.”   Ok, so sheep are not that smart, but God is patient with us, even when we are tempted to despair when prayers are not answered as institutionally quickly as we would like. Jesus is taking the part of the king, but who are the people? Read full chapter. Psalm 118:24. This is the day the Lord has made. 1. Jesus says that we have only this one day, and we must not be anxious for the day tomorrow. For the completed manuscript, click here.. Scripture: Psalm 118:24: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. There are a few clues which can give us some idea. And even when the blessing has been delayed, as it has been for some of you, we have learned not to despair because as you have confessed to me this morning:  “The Lord is Good and his steadfast Love endures forever!”   Say it with me! Yes, I have learned to love this chapel and the people who worship here! . You sound like you do, but I want to convince you of it by recapping some of the events of the past 35 years or so that LSPS has been a part of this community. The Bible also says that whosoever calls upon the name of the LORD shall be saved. It was not much of a “house” by our standards, but it was joyful and full of hospitality. Here is the King who would deliver them, the Son of David. The people waved palm branches thinking him to be the promised King. Make your calling an election sure as the Bible admonishes us. So now we can hear Jesus cry out the first line of the thanksgiving to which we can reply “for the mercy of the LORD endures forever!”. So convince me once again of your confession of faith by saying with me:  “For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”  Amen. Now I want all of you to turn to Psalm 100 and I want us to say it together and say it like you mean it, with a loud voice and your lungs full of joyful air! The King is alive! 118:24). Introduction: When we see a verse like this in the Bible, we want to ask ourselves, “Why did the Psalmist write it? In this, He would fulfill the Old Testament prophecies about Him, Psalm 118 is a thanksgiving psalm. I was a senior in high school. 22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. I have entitled my message this morning, “This is the Day the Lord has Made.” This title comes from verse 24 of our text. The Lord! Psalm 100. Do you really believe that? We are warned in the prophet Amos that this was to be a day of darkness and not light. Tags: Al Rodriguez, Christian formation, LSPS, Psalm 100, Sermons, SSW history, thanksgiving, ©2008- 2. And who can deny not feeling the power of the Spirit moving among us – gathering us, sending us, equipping us to share God’s love in the world. It’s starts with “This is the day the Lord has made.” Who made it? Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD.” This of course is a quote from Psalm 118. So Wartburg in Texas was born. That’s what Pastor Kerry Nelson remarked last Tuesday when he was here. So he brought me here to show me the chapel to impress me, and then I knew for sure that I wasn’t going to like it. Understanding this scenario, we hear the shout of triumph and thanksgiving in this psalm. This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” 2. A sermon based on Psalm 118 Sunday, November 11, 2012 Psalm 118 was Luther's favorite Psalm. Worthy Daily Devotional » Humility » Rejoice, this is the day that the Lord has made! 21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. I want to address this to whoever may be hearing or reading this sermon. You might be feeling unloved, unrecognized, unimportant, unworthy, and all the various kinds of ‘UN……’. . The believer in Jesus never needs to fear the Day of the LORD because for us it has already come and passed. We know it because God crossed the border for you, the one that separated us from God, and not even the death of dream, not even the death of a man called Jesus, Jesucristo, could separate us from this love. “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24. So we do live out Jesus’s sufferings in a way when we are rejected by others for our faith. Psalms 118:24 Context. Each day is a rich and precious gift from God, with new grace and new opportunities. The wrath has been poured out on our King who bore our iniquities on the cross. When I first came here to interview with the former director, Augie Wenzell, back in the summer of 1988, I didn’t think I was going to like it here! LSPS and SSW and all those who visit with us today. What I have presented so far is a plausible explanation. I do not dissent to this as we should always see each day as a gift of God to be thankful for. . This is the day which the Lord hath made — Or, sanctified, as a season never to be forgotten. Privacy Policy  |   Hezekiah was basically called a “fool” for trusting that Yahweh, the God of Israel would save him. “Of the day on which Christ arose from the dead, it may, with more propriety than of any other day, be affirmed, this is the day which Jehovah hath made. We have learned to cross denominational barriers and national borders in our quest to be faithful and in the process we became partners in ministry, visionaries, one learning from the other and becoming the richer for it. A Sermon for Easter Day. First of all, the Psalm seems to require the existence of a Temple which would rule out the time of the Babylonian exile. The lamb for the family at Passover had to be kept up beforehand. Mark Moore and Mel Antonio, two students who graduated last year told us of their experience of sacred space while eating in a humble home in Cuernavaca in a ravine so close to the river below that they could hear it as they went to bed at night. We learned from her community of faith that it takes community to make it in this life; that we cannot make it on our own, and that accepting that truth can be the most liberating good news to a people who find value in relating to others in community. The day of wrath is past and joy will come in an eternal morning. Do not assume that you are in. You bet! Topical Sermons . Psalm 119. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. " This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. " But I have to confess something to you. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 ESV (p. 425) This Psalm is filled with instruction and theology. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”  Now repeat after me and say it like you mean it:   “This is the day the Lord has made…. And he was, but He came as a Lamb. I have every reason to believe that Psalm 118 would have been sung as the last of the praise songs. After all, he hadn’t saved Israel or all the cities of Judah. We learned to tear them down for the sake of a grander vision of serving God in the world! . They learned why folks become economic migrants much like our ancestors Abraham and Sarah. Such times required them to call out to the Lord in anguish for he was surrounded by the enemy of his soul. But so was Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdinck … so there! No kings ruled between Zedekiah at the time of the exile and a temporary restoration in 160BC by the Maccabees. For the wrath of God was about to be poured out on God’s Lamb. Sitemap, Center for Writing and Creative Expression. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. Mark 14;29 says that Jesus and the disciples sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives. A bishop and a few friends got together and convinced someone to donate $50.000.00 for this mission start and they convinced Wartburg Seminary to do it. We still live in the transition of the current age and the age to come. You have to admit folks, the chapel is a little skewed, shall we say? 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