You bet! He suffered death that we might be freed form God’s wrath and live for Him. But so was Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdinck … so there! Jesus would sweat great drops of blood under the full moon in the garden. Each day is a rich and precious gift from God, with new grace and new opportunities. So we do live out Jesus’s sufferings in a way when we are rejected by others for our faith. And so in tearing them down “whiskeypalians” became friends with border-crossing Lutherans and the rest, as they say, is a 36 year history of “life together” as the theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer would say. From the Speculum Ecclesiae of Honorius Augustodunensis (early 12th cen.). No kings ruled between Zedekiah at the time of the exile and a temporary restoration in 160BC by the Maccabees. This is today’ sermon at TF. 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. 23 This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. Jesus says that we have only this one day, and we must not be anxious for the day tomorrow. It’s starts with “This is the day the Lord has made.” Who made it? The Bible also says that whosoever calls upon the name of the LORD shall be saved. We have learned to love others beyond our own perceived limits of understanding and relating. Who is in control? Psalms 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd” Psalms 23:4 “I will fear no evil” Psalms 46:10 “ Be still, and know that I am God ” Psalms 118:24 “This is the day that the Lord has made” Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord” Proverbs 3:6 “In all thy ways acknowledge him” Proverbs 4:23 “Guard your heart” Proverbs 22:6 “Train up … 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. But in 1974 someone had a good idea that a Lutheran seminary program was needed here to teach students about Hispanic ministry in cross-cultural contexts. We were called to be a little weird perhaps, in a good Austin kind of way. This is the day which the Lord hath made — Or, sanctified, as a season never to be forgotten. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. The [corner]stone the builders rejected has become the capstone, the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. 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. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 ESV (p. 425) This Psalm is filled with instruction and theology. “This is the day the Lord has made. “This is the day the Lord has made. 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. Jesus was coming! Hezekiah had not put his trust in princes but in the LORD. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD.” This of course is a quote from Psalm 118. 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. 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). . You might be feeling unloved, unrecognized, unimportant, unworthy, and all the various kinds of ‘UN……’. The Day of the LORD had come. 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! “This is the day…” God has many great “days.” What is “the day” God has in mind here? LSPS and SSW and all those who visit with us today. Psalm 117. The lamb for the family at Passover had to be kept up beforehand. 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…. This is the day which the LORD hath made. This is the day that the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Fences don’t make good neighbors! I explained to him that we learned to speak and sing and pray and even dance in Spanish because of the context of our mission. Today is the day for your success. But at any rate, the deliverance in the days of Hezekiah was short lived. The many quotations in the New Testament from Psalm 118 do not name an author either. It was July, it was hot, the grass was yellow, and there was no one around to try to convince me of how great you all were. 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…. I told him that this wall represented the “wailing wall” of Jerusalem, and the chapel was supposed to represent a tent in the wilderness; in fact, those glass doors can slide open just to prove the point. What I have presented so far is a plausible explanation. And here at LSPS and SSW we agree with him! Verse 24. This is the day that the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad in it! We walk funny because we walk to the beat of a different drummer. The pitiful Hezekiah who was so mocked and rejected in the nations was not established in their eyes. Jordan Thomas The Day The Lord Has Made Hezekiah was basically called a “fool” for trusting that Yahweh, the God of Israel would save him. 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. We love to hear the children in the Churches wave their palm branches in our churches on Palm Sunday singing “Hosanna! This will be as Amos says a day of darkness and not light The Sons of Aaron and the Levites and the Pharisees of Jesus’ day would have thought themselves automatically included in the coming Kingdom. Psalm 118:24 in all English translations. May the LORD grant you repentance unto life. Oh, how good the Lord has been to us, how merciful, how gracious, how loving that God has made us for Godself and has spoken to us in the language of our hearts! TEV has “the day of the Lord’s victory,” since the whole psalm celebrates Yahweh’s victory over the enemies of Israel. The poet Robert Frost once wrote with irony that “good fences make good neighbors.” What he meant by that was exactly the opposite! The king would line out the “I” and the people would respond with “we”. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” It was not much of a “house” by our standards, but it was joyful and full of hospitality. In it, we treat “this” as though it referred to today, that God has made this day as He makes every day special. We know that the Lord heard and sent Isaiah with the news that the Lord was going to deliver them, and He did. And so they did, and the vision flourished, and folks from all over Texas starting contributing funds to make it happen. If we remember that the Psalm is about the deliverance of the king and his people. So the night is turned into day and lament into shouts of joyous thanks. In this, He would fulfill the Old Testament prophecies about Him, Psalm 118 is a thanksgiving psalm. 22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. First of all, the Psalm seems to require the existence of a Temple which would rule out the time of the Babylonian exile. 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. 2. Understanding this scenario, we hear the shout of triumph and thanksgiving in this psalm. 118:24. September 14, 2020. I was a senior in high school. This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” 2. The proof of that vision of so long was is almost 150 graduates now serving Christ in the world. You have known and tasted this goodness here under this tent in the wilderness, while singing songs of praise in two languages! We are warned in the prophet Amos that this was to be a day of darkness and not light. We sing the chorus “This is the Day that the Lord has Made” often in our churches today as a call of worship. And Jesus was on the road of sorrows that would lead Him to the cross on the next day. Topical Sermons . God is! Psalm 69:32 (YLT) The humble have seen--they rejoice, Ye who seek God--and your heart liveth. Problems or no problems today is day that the lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it. A Sermon for Easter Day. . Wow. I do not dissent to this as we should always see each day as a gift of God to be thankful for. 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. Rejoice, this is the day that the Lord has made! Tags: Al Rodriguez, Christian formation, LSPS, Psalm 100, Sermons, SSW history, thanksgiving, ©2008- The Jews call the Sabbath “the queen of days.” “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. Jesus is taking the part of the king, but who are the people? This is the day, This is the day that the Lord hath made. The Lord! We have also learned to forgive each other when our relating fell short because of our human frailties. 1. 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. We still live in the transition of the current age and the age to come. Besides the coming to the Temple at the head of a thankful procession, they would bring sacrifices of thanksgiving which they would bind with chords to the altar. A few years later, another idea was born. Benson Commentary Psalm 118:24-25. We learned from Pastor Rose Mary Sánchez-Guzmán in El Paso in one of our cultural encuentro trips to the border why she ministers to the people of the border – simply put – because the Spirit of God insists on being present with the poor and the homeless, with border crossers, and economic migrants, with folks who dream of seeing the promises of God made real in their lives. 24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. These would be sung throughout the Passover season. Her ministry is one of restoring health and dignity to a people and we couldn’t help but catch her vision for what is possible when faith and Spirit meet. It wasn’t Hezekiah’s doing, but the LORD’s. I have entitled my message this morning, “This is the Day the Lord has Made.” This title comes from verse 24 of our text. Exile followed and then a return of the remnant, but even the upticks on the health chart were small and short in duration. We can sing “This is the day that the LORD has made both forward and backward. Death could not hold its prey. Text: Nehemiah 8:11-12 10 Nehemiah said, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep…go your way, eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions of them to those for whom nothing is prepared, for this day is holy to our Lord, and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.. Also, the alternation of “I” and “We” seems to indicate that it was written during the time that kings ruled over Israel. This is the day the Lord has made. Sorry! We have been gathered here from the four corners of the world with folks coming here from Slovakia, Africa, Pakistan, the Philippines, Mexico, the British Isles and I’m sure other places as well as we became one people, worshipping and learning together. The text indicates that the king and his people had been delivered from certain catastrophe by the hand of the Lord. We have learned that folks from different parts of the world can come together and become “familia“, family of faith and a community of love and support for each other. All rights reserved. (Psalm 118:24) This chorus doesn't stop at day, but goes on to say what will happen in this week, month and year. “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psa. This is the Day the Lord Has Made! In the Ancient Near East, the King represented all of his people. "This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it." For since the king was a godly king, then my guess is that it was written by or for King Hezekiah after the Lord had destroyed the Assyrian army before the gates of Jerusalem. The wrath has been poured out on our King who bore our iniquities on the cross. 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. I have every reason to believe that Psalm 118 would have been sung as the last of the praise songs. 21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. 24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Repeat). Let us see. This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Yes he was. The day of wrath is past and joy will come in an eternal morning. Dave Wood This Is The Day Lord Has Made I first came here as a student in 1988 convinced that I would not like this place, and here I am 22 years later as a professor and director, little knowing then that I would come to love this place and the people who make it what it is. 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. You have almost convinced me that you mean it so I’m going to give you a little more time to think about it and I’m going to offer some reflections to take you just over the top of your confession! Lately the Lord has been showing me the extreme value of simply living in the DAY He has … Let me explain. 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. The psalm it what is called a “thanksgiving psalm”. However, I am not saying that it is the correct situation. Make your calling an election sure as the Bible admonishes us. He would be despised and rejected. But I have to confess something to you. Some folks had a vision for what the Spirit might be able to do in Willie Nelson country if folks could only grasp the vision and help make it a reality. 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. (Ps 117.24) Dear friends, the Lord has made all days in his majesty, but this one he chose in his loving kindness before all of them, as a joy for both angels and humans. 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. The Bible tells us that the spokesman of the Assyrians who spoke Hebrew taunted Hezekiah and the troops protecting the city. The proof awaits you at this table waiting to be set to feed you as familia. They learned why folks become economic migrants much like our ancestors Abraham and Sarah. The Segment . Mark 14;29 says that Jesus and the disciples sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives. . At least on the part of the Jewish leaders were concerned, this was saying that they were “not His people” but people of the surrounding nations. I did my own wailing here last year near the wailing wall when we lamented the suspension of the M.Div. This is something called solidarity. A sermon based on Psalm 118 Sunday, November 11, 2012 Psalm 118 was Luther's favorite Psalm. And He made the day Seth was born to replace him. The arrival of Christ on earth paved the way for us to be free, His gift of salvation … He had been delivered from far greater a danger than Hezekiah could ever have imagined. I told him that the Cross, our primary symbol of faith, was located outside the building to remind us of the mission of the church to serve Christ in the world. What else have we learned in this place? And Jesus was on the road of sorrows that would lead Him to the cross on the next day. 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