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Upcoming Events
OCT

18

WED
Praise Team Practice
7:00 PM
The Praise Team instrumentalists and vocalists will practice each Wednesday night at 7:00 P.M. in the sanctuary.
OCT

22

SUN
9AM Contemporary Service
Contemporary Service with our Praise band leading the worship, and message delivered by pastor or guset speaker
10AM Sunday School
Sunday School Classes for all ages, using Lifeway resources and others in a small class learning setting, where questions and discussions are welcomed.
Blended Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Our Blended Worship Service with special music from our Praise Band, Choir, and individuals. Our pastor or special speaker brings a message using the greatest instruction book available.
Bible Search
JUSTICE AND FREEDOM - Psalm 103:6

Psalm 103:6 - "The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed."

Soren Kierkegaard once remarked, "life has to be lived forward, but it has to be understood backwards."  David, the warrior king might just agree with him.  For here in Psalm 103:6 David is living his life forwards, but in doing so he is looking backwards at one of the great events in the history of Israel, the Exodus and the deliverance of the people of God from slavery.  God in His goodness had done for His people exactly what David says here, "He had worked righteousness and justice for those that were oppressed."  Those oppressed people were His children, enslaved in Egypt but now God had worked and set them free.

David as King had a lot of responsibilities but as he fulfilled these responsibilities he kept in his mind that he too needed to work righteousness and justice.  David was a king who sought to do the right thing.  Why? Because he was a king that followed God, and God had worked justice and righteousness for His people, who were oppressed.

Of course as David is looking backwards and living forwards, He is also pointing us forward to the person of Jesus.  He is pointing forward to the one who was going to come, the one who was going to live 100% righteously, and the one who was going to set His people free.  Free, not from the oppression of Pharoah but free from sin, free from death and free from hell.  Jesus is the one who works justice and righteousness for we who are oppressed.  

The oppression of Pharoah was horrific for the Israelites but our oppression today is even worse.  We live enslaved by sin, terrified of death, and bound to end up in a place called hell.  But then Jesus, the righteousness one comes, and He goes to the cross in our place. In doing so He takes our sins upon Himself freeing us from sin.  He endures the hell of the cross and yet triumphs over it, setting us free from hell.  He is the one that faces death but that rises from the grave.  Triumphant over sin, over hell, and over death, setting us free from those things, and giving us the gift of eternal life.  To God be the glory!