Are you buried under the weight of your sin? (Crushed) Psalm 130:1-2 Do you believe that God can and wants to forgive sin? (Hopeful) Psalm 130:3-4 Do you long to know God? (Waiting) Psalm 130:5-6 You can have faith and sure hope because of God’s promises in Jesus! (Full of Faith) Psalm 130:7-8
Overwhelming Trouble (Psalm 3:1-2) Overwhelming Confidence (Psalm 3:3-4) Overwhelming Calm (Psalm 3:5-8) As David ran for his life, he couldn’t outrun God’s grace. It is in this very mess, it is in this very dysfunction, that David realizes that God is his only help and shield and salvation.
Is Jesus your King or your consultant? There is no refuge from him, but there is refuge in him! (commentator Derek Kidner) 4 Voices, 3 verses each in this Psalm: 1) The Voice of the World – “God Is Not My God, Jesus is Not My Savior” (vv. 1-3) 2) The Voice of the Father – “No One Will Thwart My Salvation Plans” (vv. 4-6) 3) The Voice of the Son – “All Authority & Salvation Have Been Given to Me” (vv. 7-9)…
2 reminders from the Apostle John at the end of this wonderful epistle: Embrace Jesus Christ (1 John 5:20) Reject False Substitutes (1 John 5:21)
3 Questions to Test Your Trust in Jesus from 1 John 5:14-19 Do you have confidence in prayer? (vv. 14-15) Do you pray for your sinning brothers and sisters? (vv. 16-17) Do you have victory over sin? (vv. 18-19)
Do you believe God’s testimony? – 1 John 5:6-12
Are you an overcomer? 1 John 5:4 tells us, “Everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world.” So John gives us this key, if you have been born of God, then you have overcome the world. So how do you know if you have overcome the world? Believe (1 John 5:1a) Love (1 John 5:1b-2) Do (1 John 5:3-5) – Obey God’s commands.
Two crucial questions to ask from this passage: How can you know that you are saved? (13-15) How can you have confidence that you are saved? (16-21)
Love Comes From Somewhere (“Love is From God”) – vv. 7-8 Love Begins Somewhere (“Not that we have loved God but that He loved us”) – vv. 9-10 Love Goes Somewhere (“If God so loved us, we also ought to love one another”) vv. 11-12
We are going to see 3 truths in 1 John 4:1-6 that are for your joy. The command to test (v. 1) The content of the test (vv. 2-3) The children who have passed the test (vv. 4-6) One man or one woman with God on their side, is stronger than all the demons of Hell, and all of the false spirits who have ever gone out into the world. Don’t overestimate the power of the enemy and underestimate the…
How Can I Have Confidence Before God? Believe in the Name of Jesus Christ (v. 23a) Love One Another (v. 19-21, 23b) Go to Him in Prayer (vv. 22) Remember the Holy Spirit is in Us (v. 24)
One of our missionaries preached on Sunday, May 5. He brought a message of hope. The “heroes” of the faith are often “zeroes” when we examine their lives more closely. But God looks at our faith in Him and forgives, restores, and uses us. We do not have to be a hero to serve God and have faith in Him.