July 2, 2017

Dominion: A Mari usque ad Mare

Bible Text: Psalm 72 |

In 1867 the Dominion of Canada came into being as an act of British Parliament and with royal assent from Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. Our motto, a mari usque ad mare, as seen on the coat of arms, is the Latin rendering of a line from Psalm 72:8: “from sea to sea.” It came to the mind of a Father of Confederation because the verse reads, “May he have dominion from sea to sea.” Seemed like the perfect verse for this new Dominion of Canada.

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of our great country, it seems appropriate to gain an understanding of this verse as it applies to being a good Canadian, as well as a faithful citizen of “[the] better country, that is, [the] heavenly one” (Hebrews 11:16).

This message is the fifth in our series, Out of the Depths: Praying the Psalms. We have a resource page set up for this series which has some new content this week. You will find the schedule, reading plan, memory project, links to the resources, as well as the sermon videos from the first four messages. Be sure to check that out if you haven’t already.

Check out our Psalms series resource page

Sermon Notes

Out of the Depths: Praying the Psalms
Dominion: A Mari usque ad Mare
Pastor Todd Dugard // Psalm 72
July 2, 2017

God has dominion over all.

• Recognize the government’s part in it (v. 1–14)

• Play your part in it (v. 15–17)

• Worship him for his part in it (v. 18–19)