No Confidence in the Flesh
My One Comfort [Song]
Prayer of Confession
The Solid Rock [Song]
By Grace I’m Saved, Grace Free and Boundless [Song]
Living Hope [Song]
New City Catechism Q. 12
Jesus Thank You [Song]
It Is Finished [Song]
To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David.
 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
 O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
and by night, but I find no rest.
 Yet you are holy,
enthroned on the praises of Israel.
 In you our fathers trusted;
they trusted, and you delivered them.
 To you they cried and were rescued;
in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
 But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by mankind and despised by the people.
 All who see me mock me;
they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;
 “He trusts in the LORD; let him deliver him;
let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”
 Yet you are he who took me from the womb;
you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts.
 On you was I cast from my birth,
and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
 Be not far from me,
for trouble is near,
and there is none to help.
 Many bulls encompass me;
strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
 they open wide their mouths at me,
like a ravening and roaring lion.
 I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint;
my heart is like wax;
it is melted within my breast;
 my strength is dried up like a potsherd,
and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
you lay me in the dust of death.
 For dogs encompass me;
a company of evildoers encircles me;
they have pierced my hands and feet—
 I can count all my bones—
they stare and gloat over me;
 they divide my garments among them,
and for my clothing they cast lots.
 But you, O LORD, do not be far off!
O you my help, come quickly to my aid!
 Deliver my soul from the sword,
my precious life from the power of the dog!
 Save me from the mouth of the lion!
You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!
 I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
 You who fear the LORD, praise him!
All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him,
and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
 For he has not despised or abhorred
the affliction of the afflicted,
and he has not hidden his face from him,
but has heard, when he cried to him.
 From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
my vows I will perform before those who fear him.
 The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied;
those who seek him shall praise the LORD!
May your hearts live forever!
 All the ends of the earth shall remember
and turn to the LORD,
and all the families of the nations
shall worship before you.
 For kingship belongs to the LORD,
and he rules over the nations.
 All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
even the one who could not keep himself alive.
 Posterity shall serve him;
it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
 they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,
that he has done it. (ESV)
New City Catechism Q. 12. http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#12
 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.
 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.  For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more:  circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee;  as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless.  But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.  Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ  and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— (ESV)