Christ, who died for us on Calvary; who rose again for us; who ascended into heaven for us; who sits at God's right hand for us; who sent down His Holy Spirit at the first Whitsuntide; and sends Him down for ever to us; that by His gracious inspiration we may both perceive and know what we ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same. he is our strenght because he infuses us with his strenght. Even in our own personal lives there will be a lot to threaten us before the day we leave this life. It must be so. The lord has spoken through his Son Christ Jesus. As for what that Will is, we can know from the angels' song on Christmas Eve, which told us how God's Will was a good will towards men. Jon is most excited about people growing in relationship with Jesus and each other. Did He say in vain, |All power is given unto me in heaven and earth?| Did He say in vain, |Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world?| I trust not. They have not faith in the Living Lord. He is the refuge and strength of the church. God never leaves us - This is so true, we don't need to worry what the world thinks, we are... Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter. It bids us be still, and know that He is God -- that He will be exalted among the nations, and will be exalted in the earth, whether men like it or not; but that they ought to like it and rejoice in it, and find comfort in the thought that Christ Jesus is their refuge and their strength -- a very present help in trouble -- as the old Jew who wrote this psalm found comfort. Cloud as a place where people love Jesus and love others like Jesus, sharing each other’s burdens. And not just a refuge but an active counter force and a source of peace and refreshment. God also pardons, protects and preserves His children. In the midst of oppression and persecution there is the warning that those who harm God’s believing community will be judged. Though beset by pressures within and without the believing community will be sustained. Do not fear, God will work through you, turn to Him and you will get all the strength. Trust in the Lord. Omnipresent is the word meaning, God is everywhere. Knowing that the Lord is your refuge and strength has good consequences. The sermon came from Psalm 2 and Psalm 46. These are my notes from the morning sermon on March 18, 2012 at Piedmont Baptist Church by Pastor Bob Neal. Every Christian ought to be able to testify of God’s help in his or her life. It is sad, but men still today run to false refuges. It speaks of a place of safety. They simply punish themselves. 4 0 obj “God is Our Refuge and Strength” (Psalm 46:1) The new edition of our theological journal Foundations has just been published. The heathen had made much ado, and the kingdoms had been moved. Unbelievers may rage and surround the believing community but, in the end, God will defend his cause. %PDF-1.7 This is because there is a river of life which flows into it. Remember that the Lord is on your right hand; and then, and then alone, will you not be moved, either to terror or to sin, by any of the chances and changes of this mortal life. But the Psalmist knew that that was God's doing; and therefore he would not fear, though the earth was moved, and though the hills were earned into the very midst of the sea. Now I cannot but feel (what wiser and better men than I am feel more deeply), that this old-fashioned faith in the living Christ is dying out among us. We don’t need our prayers launched to space to be heard. Wise and Foolish Virgins by Keith Malcomson, Free Software to download entire SermonIndex Speaker Archive. Just a simple donation can help with the funding for this blog ministry of Courageous Christian Father. Though the earth be removed, and the mountains be carried away, yet God’s people will not fear. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Thus we have no business doubting Him even though the earth is convulsed in tragedy or its human masses threatened by ethnic hatred, disease, drugs, crime, or abuse. Such is the 46th Psalm, one of the noblest utterances of the whole Old Testament. |God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.|. His help is proven, and you do not walk alone in life. Thou, O God, hast taught me from my youth up until now: therefore will I tell of Thy wondrous works. |The rivers of the flood| had made |glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the most highest.|. Psalm 46:2-3 says:. “God is our refuge and our Strength,” was the message that Pastor Derrick Harkins delivered on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the 19th Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. He is an intervening God not an absent one. ... God is our refuge. Be calm. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, (Ephesians 3:20). (I honestly don’t recall why this was written down). Yes, the faith which keeps a man ever face to face with God and with Christ, in the least as well as in the greatest events of life; which says in prosperity and in adversity, in plenty and scarcity, in joy and sorrow, in peace and war, -- It is the Lord's doing, it is the Lord's sending, and therefore we can trust in the Lord -- that faith is growing, I fear, very rare. He thwarts the wars and hostilities of the unbelieving world. Jesus tells us quite plainly that there will be a lot to be afraid of between now and the end of time. google_ad_client = "ca-pub-0796412056492754";
Psalm xlvi.1. Let Him do what seemeth Him good. This first coming of Christ Jesus demonstrates God’s grace to sinners.