Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 124 (Our help is in the name of the Lord)
Gospel Lesson: John 3:13-17 (God so loved the world…)
Psalm 124 is a “Psalm of ascent” – which means they would sing this song as they were traveling to Jerusalem to attend religious festivals and worship in the Temple. The city of Jerusalem is built on a hill, so the Israelites could see it on the horizon as they traveled. As they physically lifted their eyes up to see the temple, it was a great reminder that God is the only one who can deliver us from the grip of sin and death – which He does through Jesus.