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Anchored To Christ

050612AM Matthew 24:24 COR-01  NR4-41  WNS-29 Satan knows that God has plans to save “a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands…” (Revelation 7:9).   So to try to thwart […]

Christ – Our City of Refuge

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COR-02 050619AM Last week we saw how Christ our forerunner has forever anchored our souls safely in heaven. If that were all there was for us in Hebrews 6—that would be enough for a lifetime of hope. But there is more. Turn with me again to Hebrews 6:17. Look again at these precious words of security, […]

The Safest Spot in the Universe

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050626AM Hebrews 6:18-20 COR-03 The safest spot on earth is just over 700 miles from us this morning in Colorado. It is a super secure military command center called NORAD. There in the Rockies, under Cheyenne Mountain, a mile deep in the granite corridors, is the heart of America’s missile defense center. The main entrance […]

Christ – Our Life-Long Refuge

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COR-04 050626PM The safest spot in the universe is in the embrace of Jesus. Once into the arms of Jesus, what do you get? Turn back for a moment to Joshua 20 and note somewhere these six truths for those who flee to the safest spot in the universe. When you get there, to Him, you […]

Christ – Refuge for the Unclean

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050703AM Hebrews 6:18-20 COR-05 For centuries an archaic Old Testament system of justice laid in the dust of the past. Then Jesus stepped onto the planet. The One who was promised arrived, and the True Refuge that these temporal, insufficient refuges has heralded was visible and available. In the Old Testament a fearful fleeing Jew […]

Christ – Refuge for the Weary

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050703PM Hebrews 6:18-20 COR-06 If anyone should have been stressed out and weary it was Jesus. He lived the perfect human life, yet–He lived in a whirlwind of activity. He was constantly eating, walking, talking, and sleeping with twelve men who never seemed to leave Him alone. Vast crowds and desperate individuals sought him out. […]

Refuge for the Loneliness of Youth

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COR-07 050724AM One of the amazing paradoxes of our times is that we have come to the place in human history when people are totally alone—yet surrounded by crowds. Life in the 21st century is very lonely for many people. Though there are more humans than ever before alive and around us—many find less fellowship, companionship, and […]

Refuge for the Loneliness of Life-Family Conflict

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COR-08 050731AM Loneliness “is the most desolate word in all human language.  It is capable of hurling the heaviest weights the heart can endure. It plays no favorites, ignores all rules of courtesy, knows neither border nor barrier, yields no mercy, refuses all bargains, and holds the clock in utter contempt.  It cannot be bribed; it […]

Refuge for the Loneliness of Life-Job Loss

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COR-09 050731PM Christ is our refuge. He is the place we go when life gets tough. When we feel unclean—flee to Him. When we feel to weary to go on—flee to Him. And again this evening—when we feel the river of loneliness flooding the banks of our lives—flee to Him! David faced the loss of […]

A Refuge for the Unexpected Changes of Life

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COR-10 050807AM Christ is our refuge; Christ is my refuge–that is what we each need to learn. And to learn that wonderful truth we are in the midst of a six stop tour of Christ’s promises. Christ our refuge is the safest spot in the Universe. He is the place we go when life gets […]

A Refuge for the Overwhelmed

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COR-11 050807PM When life unexpectedly overwhelms us and we feel we can’t go on and we feel all alone—what do we do? David faced that as well as so many of God’s faithful servants through the years. Just because we love and serve the Lord doesn’t mean we miss the storms and skids of life. […]

A Refuge for the Abandoned

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050814AM COR-12   LHC-09 Psalm 13 Everything was going so well for so long—Goliath, worship leader for the king, warrior, king’s cabinet, king’s son-in-law and then everything fell apart! Christ is our Refuge—but not if we can’t see His open arms. Sometimes, in the lives of some believers, there comes a point so low that we […]

Just As I am

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050814PM COR-13 Psalm 40 Christ is our refuge; we can flee to Him at any time and in any condition—and He will never turn anyone away. In a pitiful muddy mess David trudges to the Lord. Like the buddies on their way back from digging along the creek, head to toe in mud—David comes just […]

Pathway to the Pits

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050820AM COR-14 Psalm 40 Fleeing to Christ as our refuge works in no matter what spiritual, physical or emotional state we find ourselves in—throughout all of our lives. This morning in Psalm 40 David confesses for all the world to hear—that he has become stuck in the pits of life. And this Psalm is his […]

Finding Christ in the Pits

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050827AM COR-15 Psalm 40 As we open to Psalm 40 this morning, David feels all alone, abandoned and dejected. Why? In verses 1-4 we find that he was out of touch with the Lord. His life was defeated. He had yielded to sin. He had cultivated bad habits. He had allowed his circumstances to get […]

Escaping the Pits

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COR-16 050828PM How does God rescue us from all the pits we fall into through life? That’s what Psalm 40 is all about!  The Pathway out of the Pits Christ is our refuge we can flee to Him at any time and in any condition—and He will never turn anyone away. So how did David […]

Rejoicing in the Pits

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050904AM COR-17 Psalm 40, 70 Since Hurricane Katrina hit last Sunday— • Millions of lives have been disrupted. • Tens of thousands have lost everything. • Tens of thousands are homeless. • Thousands are out of touch with friends and family. • Multiplied thousands are jobless. • Many thousands are refugees. • And all of […]

Praying from the Pits

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COR-18 050904PM The last two steps in the pathway out of the pits of life are prayer and praise. Psalm 40 shows us that praying and praising gets us through the pits. In fact if we back up through all we have seen so far—it all makes so much sense. When we pray we can […]

David’s Life of Finding Refuge

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COR-19 050911AM Sometimes its good to pull over and look at the map. Just to see where you are, where you’re headed, and how far you have come. This morning we are on a wonderful journey finding all the sites in God’s Word where Christ is our refuge. We arrived at the third truth—Christ the […]

Cave of Troubles

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COR-20 050918AM To better understand 1st Samuel 22 this morning, think over the past two weeks as the stories about conditions in the New Orleans Superdome began to leak out; the descriptions boggled our senses. Think of 20,000 bodies packed into that dark, cavernous space day after day–so many people, in such a small space, for […]

Graduating from the Cave of Troubles

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COR-21 051002AM As we open to I Samuel 22 this morning, may I remind you of David’s situation. God was training David to be King of His people Israel. David had many lessons to learn in order to accomplish all that the Lord had planned for him to do. But–David had a problem. God wanted to […]

The Consequences Engine

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COR-22 051016AM This morning all of us operate under some very powerful but often unseen laws around us. These are the laws of the physical universe. The laws of gravity, chemistry, and physics are inflexible, unstoppable and very unforgiving—and we all must bow before them. But what we seldom consider are the other laws, the […]

Living and Working with a Tough Crowd

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051016AM COR-23 Psalm 57 Every day, most of us leave from home to study or work with a group of people by nature hostile to what we are in Christ. And an equally large number of us return home from work or school to live with a similarly hostile crowd. How do we make it? […]

Life in the Minor Key

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051030AM COR-24 Psalm 142 Most of the Bible is in the major key. Saints fearlessly witnessing, churches valiantly serving against all odds—and what a joy those sections are to our souls. But side-by-side with all that is the minor key. God’s Word contains true glimpses into the weaknesses and frailties that God understands and shows […]

Bring My Soul Out of Prison

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051030PM COR-25   Psalm 142 THERE ARE NO SUPER SAINTS! That is the first lesson of our look at David tonight. We all struggle with the same challenges in life—that is the message of James 5.17. James 5:17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; […]

Flee the Lust of the Eyes – Remember Lot

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051113AM COR-26 Our final stop in our journey through the Scriptures finding Christ as our Refuge may be the most vital one of all. We have seen over the past few weeks that Christ is our refuge. 1. He is the Refuge for all of us when we feel uncleanness; 2. He is the Refuge […]

Learning to Flee the Lusts of the Eyes

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051113PM COR-27 This morning I began to exhort you from God’s Word to flee the lust of the eyes. We saw that the lust of the eyes is the struggle Lot seemed to have. Think about what happened to him. Lot did not sit down one day and say—you know, I want to destroy my […]

Flee the Lust of the Flesh – Remember Samson

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051120PM COR-29 Our God is jealous and He is Holy. The sins He hated in the Old Testament, He hates in the New Testament. What would offend someone who loved us so much that He wants us to be utterly loyal to Him? We become an enemy of God when we become friendly with the […]