First, you recognize and you realize that God is your own Refuge. Psalm 1 Fruit or Chaff Psalm 1 What is Reality Psalm 1 Of Time and Trees Psalm 1 Deep Roots -3 ... Psalm 46 A Good God. With others and by ourselves we need to hear the promises of God’s wonderful gospel. It will be no good to go back to the Old Testament picture of the Cities of Refuge. Not even death can takes us away from God’s love. It was the gospel. Contemporary Commentary, Studies, and Exegesis: Commentary, Psalm 46, Eric Mathis, Christ the King, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2013. You know there are very few things I miss living here in America, but one of the few things I do miss is the smell of the salt of the sea. PSALM 46 Shift Worship. "God is our refuge and strength; an ever-present help in trouble. Sometimes, trouble comes like that! Not only is God our refuge and our strength, God is “a very present help” in trouble. No suffering can harm us. To relax in the Lord, first of all, means that you are going to have to resist the natural impulses. He gives us life. That is a picture of an earthquake. When I suddenly find myself with time off, I find myself pacing up and down. The conie is a feeble folk. And we can go out and get them. a. He took everything — all his sons, all his daughters, all his lands, all his buildings, all his camels, all his asses, all his oxen. It was an unpleasant experience, to say the least. “There is a river, the streams thereof make glad the City of God.” It is a vast river with many, many tributaries. And the church of Luther’s day was defined by fear. I know that’s sticking your neck out to say a thing like that, but I believe that is exactly what the Scriptures teach. So the simple message as to what to do in time of trouble is this: admit that God is your Refuge, and you can’t cope. Jacob and I have a lot in common. Some folks got in touch with us once in England. And we don’t need to be afraid of sinners either. In other words, it might seem sometimes that the flood, and earthquake, and the storm are coming after you, and you know you’re going to be totally engulfed. Psalms 46 was the favorite Psalm of Martin Luther, — the psalm that inspired him to write “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” God is a stronghold and a tower, a bulwark never failing! Browse Sermons on Psalm 46. Based on the words of Psalm 46, Luther wanted to teach all Christians that though we have much to fear, we need never be afraid. We have to stick our necks out here, and say, “There is no way trouble can come into a person’s life — however overwhelming it might be — there is no way it can come and be greater than the strength of God to enable you to survive it. They worked on the principle of an “eye for an eye,” a “tooth for a tooth.” If anybody touches their eye, they had better look out! I love what it says in verse one. Well, just don’t stand there, because there’s no way we can help.” Church Video Illustration: Psalm 46. Preaching.com is a leading resource that provides tools and ideas for pastors and church leaders to help them lead well. For Luther in this hymn and in other writings, the psalm was all about the Lord being our strength (Luther’s Works, Vol.11, p.364). I talked to a lady like that just this past week. Because we are safe. First, realize when trouble comes that God is a Refuge for His people. I was raised in a small town on the Northwest coast of England, and we were never more than a few yards from the sea. Thank God that we know him to be our fortress. We are saved. Let the hurricanes blow. 1 Sermon – Psalm 46:10 – “YO!CHILL!” By Dr. Mark D. Liederbach SEBTS Chapel 3/24/2015 Psalm 46 (NASB) 1God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. You learn to cope with it, and you learn to overcome it when you apply the principles that we have here in Psalms 46. The psalm falls into three sections: 46:1‑3: God, the refuge against the raging of … Christians were afraid of God. If you’re looking for more sermon ideas on the Psalms, be sure to head over to SermonSearch.com to find 100’s of sermons on the Psalms to help you out! Psalm 46 Getting Through. Because of Jesus. Psalms 44 - 46. There’s no place to go! I’ll change you from Jacob into Israel! We come here, to our fortress of solitude to get away from those dangers. God forbid those sinners out there should come in here. Finally, here’s the funniest thing to do, isn’t it? The only thing is we haven’t quite finished up the same way yet, but I hope I’ll catch up with him. We know that you help young people. Thirdly, realize that, according to verse four, God sends a River of blessing to His people. If you check on this psalm, you’ll discover that He makes the statement, then He comes up with an application of the statement. New life in heaven and a new life here in this world. But in love he sent us Jesus. Psalms 86 - 88. What do I do in trouble? A SONG. Recognize that God is my Refuge, and turn to Him. Unfortunately, they had a snow storm. Mount Zion was the place where the Tabernacle of the Most High was going to De. In the latter part of Psalms 46:4, he says, “The City of God is a holy place where the Most High dwells.” He is the Most High! Is that it? For others, it comes with a shrill, shrieking violence and the irresistible force and fury of a storm. “God is our refuge AND our strength.” Defense AND offense. A psalm of war and peace. Psalms 93 - 94. That’s how the River of God makes glad the City of God. Lord of Hosts is a translation of “Jehovah Sabaoth.” Jehovah means “the Self-Existent One.” Sabaoth means “Of Mighty Armies.” So Lord of Hosts, or Jehovah Sabaoth means “God is a Self-Existent One” who has at His beck and call unbelievable resources of power. What was missing? Psalms 46:11 is repeating the same verse. What do we mean by saying God is a Refuge for His people? 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, Psalms 62 - 64. I quit! He cared for us enough to provide us with the holiness we lack. All Rights Reserved. “How does it do that?” you ask. She seemed to have a very mature Christian attitude and faith. Reflect on what it means! Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. The Psalmist reflected on this very thing in Psalm 46. The Roman Catholic Church of Luther’s day was essentially the only church. Psalm 46 shows that when trouble strikes, 2. Sermon Outlines O.T. A. Surely not! We now see Job sitting on the trash heap outside the city scratching himself with a shard because he had developed a chronic disease and was about driven out of his mind. His Psalm just oozes with confidence in God. Sometimes trouble comes with the sheer finality of an earthquake. You realize that the God who is resident in your life is the God of power and purpose. When trouble comes with the finality of an earthquake, there are some people who can cope like that. Psalm 46:1: God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. I had 40 teenagers with me from England. We have nothing to fear. So that we could be holy. What an exciting thing it is to be a Christian. Jacob was twisted. There is your balance. If anybody pulls their tooth they had better watch out! Some of us who were there not too long ago, will remember the certain sense of awe that you have as you stand on Mount Zion. The psalm is divided into three parts, as the Selahs at the end of the third and seventh verses indicate. And so we hide. So, then, why are we still so afraid? Psalm 89. But one thing that every human being needs to beware of is that real trouble will come one day! To be clear on this, the Lord Jesus in John 7 said, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. We need to bask in that. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Sermon and teaching illustrations from Radio Bible Class: Psalm 1-9. Afraid of the sin all around them and in them and afraid of sin’s consequences. The God who is sufficient. Because it’s not just freak weather and natural disasters. I remember that the most High is in the midst of us, and I remember that the Lord of Hosts is with us. She got on her knees and prayed for him. High bridges. There is no way trouble can come your way outside the permissive will of God! We hurriedly got there, and we got our head down. There’s nothing to fear. Now do what you can do with me.” God says, “I’ll tell you what I can do. The philosophy of Job is vital to the understanding of trouble. Nevertheless, I’ve had some problems, and I’ve found these principles work. And we want to grow in our believing it. But we are all, still, so defined by fear. In powerful poetic images the psalm extols confidence in God, our refuge and strength in times of trouble. And the source of all danger and all suffering is sin. It may be that as I preach on the subject When Trouble Comes you will say to yourself, “I don’t have any trouble, everything is fine by me.” Don’t be so sure that what I say won’t be worth remembering one day. The first thing she did after she heard that this boy had shot her son was to go to the prison and ask to see him. He is “an ever-present help in trouble.” We may still be in the trouble. He talked to us. Sometimes trouble comes to people like that — without any warning, with no way of resisting it, with total finality, and suddenly they find that every thing has dropped right out of the bottom of their life. He put it on himself and called down all of God’s wrath upon himself and gave us himself. That nothing can take that from us. Description: ... SermonSpice.com is the original source for sermon illustration videos, worship backgrounds, and church countdowns. We’re safe in Jesus. We all know what happens when we have a snow storm. Refuge - hiding place - harbor - shelter. If you could get there, open the door, drag yourself in, and get them to slam the city gates behind you, you were safe! It is a Psalm of trust and confidence, often read at funerals and during times of upheaval in the world. Sermon Outlines Special Guest Outlines 10.000 Illustrations Sunday School Studies Bible College Studies Greatest Preachers Bible Research Tools 2895 Audio Sermons 85 Sermon Videos 291 Special Guests Serm To look after ourselves. It doesn’t mean that you won’t have problems. Yes, people do terrible things. It’s in the context of trouble. He didn’t run away from the sinners all around him. So, what do I do in trouble? We can go even further than that, and we begin to discover that God is not only resident in the fellowship of His church, but in real Christians also, God is alive through the Holy Spirit. Satan was given permission by God to do certain things in order that Satan might be an instrument of blessing — funny enough — under God’s overwhelming grace in Job’s life. Satan was a bit worried about him, and he wondered if he could knock him on his nose! I. Description: A visual interpretation of Psalm 46. From the Commentary on the Whole Bible (Jamieson, Fausset and Brown, 1871). At the beginning of this service we sang a hymn that is around 500 years old. Psalms 46:4, “There is a river, the streams thereof shall make glad the city of God.” It’s interesting here that He is talking about a river that makes glad when in the beginning of the psalm it’s “what to do in time of trouble.” Of course, the two can be fitted together when you begin to comprehend that God is the One who sends a river of blessing to His people. We need to trust in that. People are a threat and life is dangerous and so the natural thing to do is pull away. Secondly, if God is resident, the City of God is immovable. Psalms 95 - 97. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Psalm 46. I say, “What a joy the Lord is actually resident in me — this old body of mine, this old mind of mine, this old house of mine is cracking at the foundation. Secondly, we must realize that God our Refuge is not only continually available, but He is thoroughly adequate. The rain clouds would come over and the winds would shriek and the waves would come in rising up to 20, 25 feet high, and the whole thing would come crashing in. Sermon Illustrations for Reformation Day (2019)-- Psalm 46, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36-- Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love-- Reformation Sunday - C-- 2019 Psalm 46 Psalms 46 was the favorite Psalm of Martin Luther, — the psalm that inspired him to write “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” He uses a second poetic expression after he talked about the earthquake. He was the greatest! If nothing can harm us and there is nothing to fear then there is no reason to act afraid. What do you do when trouble comes with a fury of a storm from every angle — the snow, the storm, the pit, and the lion? Afraid of life in a world of danger and war and disease and death. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though … God led Luther to discover why. Is that what we were reformed to do? Today’s is Psalm 46, surely one of the best known and loved. We need to be encouraged by God’s wonderful gospel. That there is nothing to fear. He probably said to himself, “This just isn’t my day!” I start off with a snow storm, I fall into a pit that I can’t get out of, and down in the bottom of this pit, there’s a lion. God is our help. "The Lord of hosts is with us." Firstly, God's Shelter. 1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. That’s what you do when trouble comes! What do you do in trouble? God gave him permission to do certain things. The thrilling thing about it is this: I must constantly realize that He is in residence among His people, and through the Holy Spirit He is “alive” in me. After she had gone, the person who introduced us said, “Do you know about her?” I said, “No.” She said, “She’s one of the most remarkable ladies in this whole congregation.” A short time ago, her husband, who was in excellent health, suddenly died without any warning. That helps me to get the whole scene of my trouble into perspective. So then, we should understand that the Church, which is composed of people born again of the Spirit of God, baptized in the Body of Christ, is the “City of God”, and God is resident in our midst. God’s a Refuge, God’s a Resident, God’s a River” and go out and sink under your trouble! When I have reflected on these things, then I review what God has done, Psalms 46:8-9. He is with us. Not really. In other words, He is the One who is seated on the Throne above all thrones as the One who is ordering the universe. He had a large family and large everything. He is the God of Jacob — that means to me He is the God of patience. There would be no good saying that “God is our Refuge” if He weren’t strong enough. Every now and then you hear of a news story about people who do something very brave, acting without any fear of what might happen. The whole world has been conquered. Nothing can harm us because of God, our Mighty Fortress. He shattered it. But we’re people too. This world made scary by our sin. He loved us. “Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” Let the earth quake. You hear how Christians are afraid of life in this world. 9344 Sermon Outlines N.T. If a man killed somebody by accident, he could flee to a City of Refuge. When we’re afraid, God isn’t where we go to hide. She knew what it was to have trouble come with the finality of an earthquake and learned how to cope. Secondly, you reckon that God is very much alive in the fellowship of His people. Psalm 46 is a psalm of Zion, the city where it was believed that God dwelt and from where God rule. Admit when you’re beaten, and head for the “City of Refuge.” I give up! It would do no good to say “God is continually able,” if God were not adequate. Well, the activity of the Spirit of God, through the Word of God, makes glad the people of God, when they are going through trouble, because God will always be talking with your spirit and reminding you that you are a child of God. We sing it because we believe it. Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Explanation and Commentary of Psalm 46:1. He faced the danger. I realize these things, and I reflect on them. I see God is my refuge; I see God is a resident; I see God sends a river. This is what we have to do, realize that God is our refuge. Since 2004, SermonSpice has provided a variety of video resources to pastors and worship leaders. THE ARGUMENT. PSALM 46. People are sinners and it is terrifying to think of what sinners do to one another. I would suggest to you, it is because they have a working knowledge of Psalms 46. For others it can soften them like wax. Our life as Christians is one of constant reformation:    God has saved us. In the later days of David "the everlasting covenant" was the aged monarch's hope and rest. He that believeth in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.” Then the word of explanation comes from John, “This spake He of the Spirit.” “Be still, and know that I am God.” The words, “Be still” mean literally “relax.” Relax! You can’t get anybody more present than that — “in you.” We’re forgiven and so we can forgive others. We’re afraid. With an earthquake, you can’t even go into a hole because you have a nasty feeling that the hole might be shaking, too. Psalms 65 - 67. Today is the last of four sermons on beloved Psalms. From sin. Invite Him to be your Master and Savior. He will always be speaking to you through the Word of God and applying the truth of God to your heart. I’m afraid of heights. We’re holy in God’s eyes. I can imagine him lying in the bottom of this pit, having struggled through the snow storm, wondering how he would ever get out. Rev. Because that’s what the Reformation is about. He talks about the earth being removed, and the mountains being carried into the midst of the sea. Psalms 69 - 70. The Cause and Cure of Earthquakes (Ps 46:8): Sermon by John Wesley. Mount Zion was the place where The Temple was going to be. Psalms 82 - 85. So that we could be forgiven. And he sends us out with that Word and those Sacraments into the world to win souls by the power of his wonderful gospel. In Psalms 46:3, he says, “though the waters thereof roar and be troubled.” Here he’s talking about the trouble which comes with the sheer fury of a storm. For instance, God is a refuge. The lovely thing about this river is that it brings refreshment wherever it flows because it is a river that makes glad the people of God. We’re believers, so we can share the content of our faith. You run out of a building because the building might collapse on top of you. Ha! SermonSearch.com is an online resource for sermon outlines and preaching ideas. Psalms 46:1-11. I met two people this last week with the same pressure upon them. Three things are outlined for us in this Psalms 46. Psalms 56 - 58. God is the one who conquers our fear. God is a refuge, therefore, I will not be troubled. Then he heard a noise behind him, and looked and there was a lion. Safe from sin. So many disasters. Because of God’s love no suffering can harm us. We believe that our sins are forgiven. Thirdly, If God has the river of the power of the Spirit of God, then the Christian and Christianity is invincible. He got up one morning, and was going out to battle. Because the Reformation isn’t done. The second thing is this: To restore the spiritual relationship which comes through Knowing who He really is. Verse 4: “There is a river, the streams whereof, make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. Not only do I see the God of purpose seated on the Throne above all thrones acting on “my behalf”; I also see that God has unbelievable power “alive” in might within the very context of my life, and that’s where trouble gets into perspective. Have you read Job recently? I realize He’s a refuge, and He’s a resident, but thirdly, I must also realize that God sends a river to His people. He touched us. The Risen Lord is adequate. The nearest thing, close to it, that I ever did was to be caught in a storm in a small boat on a large lake one day in the middle of Sweden. We are safe for all eternity. To cower behind the gospel of Jesus. He is our fortress. Ted A. Giese, Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Regina SK. 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