Posts tagged “New Song

Sermon Dei: 2017 Graduation

Posted on June 9th, 2017

Psalm 33 2017 Immanuel Lutheran School Baccalaureate Vespers Pentecost Wednesday +++ June 7, A+D 2017 Wherever you go to school next, you’ll probably find a counselor there. Many high schools have guidance counselors; they may advise you on what classes to take, what colleges to consider, what career paths to pursue. There are other kinds of counselors. Grief counselors help when someone dies, employment counselors help college students find work, and lawyers are called counselors for the help they give about courts and judges and laws. A good counselor might tell us what we don’t want to hear. Did I tell you about my advisor in college? I thought I was pretty hot stuff, but after he heard me play the piano the first…

Psalm 96: Sing to the Lord a new song!

Posted on September 24th, 2014

Sing to the Lord a new song! A new song implies there are other, older songs. One suggestion is that the old song is the Song of Moses, which the children of Israel sang after crossing the Red Sea and beholding the Egyptian army destroyed by its waters. The Exodus, and the accompanying songs and rituals, are central to understanding the Hebrew Scriptures. However, I suggest that the Song of Moses, which begins, “I will sing to the LORD, for He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea! The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation” – I suggest that this is but the opening fanfare of the New Song which sounds…