Exchanged Life Spirituality

bonhoeffer 3Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book on the Psalms, Psalms: The Prayer Book Of The Bible, organizes the Psalms into several categories, one of which is the Church.

Here he assigns #s 27, 46, 48, 63, 81, 84.

Bonhoeffer also notes that Psalm 15 & others describe how "God has promised to be present in the worship of the congregation. Thus the congregation conducts its worship according to God's order. But Jesus Christ himself has offered the perfect worship by perfecting evry prescribed sacrifice in his own voluntary and sinless sacrifice....For us there remains only the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving in prayers, hymns, and in a life lived according to God's commands."

He additionally notes that Psalms 50 & 23 indicate that "...our entire life becomes worship, the offering of thanksgiving. God wants to acknowledge such thanksgiving and to show his salvation to the grateful."

Below are links to these Psalms.

Psalm 15Psalm 23Psalm 27Psalm 46Psalm 48Psalm 50Psalm 63Psalm 81Psalm 84

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Publications

  • Worry

    Do we trust God to take care of each and every one of our troubles, or do we act like Read More
  • The Beauty of God

    Apocalyptic and the Beauty of God Isaiah 65. 17-25; Revelation 21.9-27 a sermon at Harvard Memorial Church, October 22 2006 Read More
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Favorites

  • Healing Words From A Dialogue With God by Sylvia Gunter +

    ... Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to Read More
  • Fast Of Words - A Different Kind Of Fast by Sylvia Gunter +

    Isaiah 58:10b-12 Time and again God brings me to my knees over my heart attitude expressed out of my mouth. Read More
  • The power of words +

    Our words have the power to bless or curse, to influence for good or for bad. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Paul’s Word to Police: Protect the Weak (an excerpt) +

    Below is an excerpt of an article from Christianity Today, by Esau McCaulley, Read More
  • Easter: transforming how we relate to others +

    As we prepare for Easter, let’s prayerfully consider some questions regarding John 17. Read More
  • Jesus as the cultivator of our heart +

    Day after day our heart experiences dozens and hundreds of interactions: with others, with news stories,  with our thoughts, or Read More
  • Sing to the Lord: Thinking about to praise God each day with songs from our hearts +

    One of the overriding themes throughout scripture is praising God regardless of our circumstances. Read More
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