Coach's Clipboard
Issue #505
April 30,  2018
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To Your Name Be the Glory!
Scripture

Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
Psalm 115:1 (NIV)

Why do the nations say, "Where is their God?"
Psalm 115:2 (NIV)

To Your Name Be the Glory!

 

What a joy to be studying one of the psalms that concluded the Lord's Supper.  Psalms 115-118 were sung at the conclusion of the celebration.  Jesus sang this psalm with His disciples just before they headed to the Garden of Gethsemane.

 

"Not to us, O Lord, not to us" because Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe.

 

The reason for the "glory" is 2-fold: (1) "because of your love" and (2) "because of your...faithfulness."

 

The Lord's love never changes and His faithfulness never fails.

 

Isaiah 25:1:

"O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago" (NIV).

Ephesians 2:8, 9:  "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;  not as a result of works, that no one should boast" (NASB).

Stewart Perowne says: "NOT UNTO US.  The repetition of the words expresses the more vividly the deep sense of unworthiness, the unfeigned humility which claims nothing for itself."

Verse 2:   Why do the nations say, "Where is their God?"

Don Wyrtzen says: "While heathen nations ask, 'Where is their God?' our Lord is going about doing whatever He pleases."
Dove Prayer Requests
       & Praises


1. Pray: Who among the gods is like you, O Lord?  Who is like you - majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?...In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed.  In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.  Exodus 15:11,13 (NIV)

2. Praise: O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!  You have set your glory above the heavens.  Psalm 8:1 (NIV)
 
3. Pray: And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory,  glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.  
John 1:14 (NASB)

4. Pray: For inmates who request a Bible and/or related study material.

5. Pray:  For guidance in how to market Don's teaching material to reach the general population.

I find myself singing To God Be the Glory:

To God be the glory great things He hath done,
So loved He the world that he gave us His Son, 
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the Life-gate that all may go in.

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!
To ev'ry believer the promise of God; 
The vilest offender who truly believes, 
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, 
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father thro' Jesus the Son,
and give Him the glory, great things He hath done.
Christ is All and in All,
 
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For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)