Announcing the 2019 Theme for ABC: “Songs of Summer”

Our first Sunday at Avalon Beach Church is just a little over a week away, and we are excited to announce our 2019 theme for the summer worship services: “Songs of Summer.”

What songs do you think of in the summer time? Maybe you’re a Beach Boys fan and you are singing “California Girls” right now. Maybe you’ve got Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” in your head, Seals and Croft’s “Summer Breeze,” or Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long.”

This summer, we are going to focus on some of the most sung songs that have ever been written…and they are in the Book of Psalms.

C S Lewis said “The psalms are poems and poems intended to be sung. They are not doctrinal treatises or even sermons. They must be read as poems if they are to be understood.”

But they are also a Bible within the Bible. The Psalms are FULL to overflowing with doctrine. In fact Malcolm Watts says that in one sense the Psalms are a complete systematic theology:

Creation and providence – Psalm 104
Sovereignty of God – Psalm 33
Law of God – Psalm 119
Christ and His work – Psalms 2, 16, 22

Depravity – Psalms 14, 51
Regeneration – Psalm 40
Adoption – Psalm 103
Assurance – Psalm 23
Church – Psalm 122
Last things – Psalm 16

Our services start at 9am on June 16th on the 30th Street beach in Avalon, NJ. We can’t wait to see you there. Bring your beach chair, some Wawa coffee and a carload of friends!

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