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Storms of Life - God Is Our Refuge

Date
Oct 28, 2018
Series:
Storms of Life
Text:
Psalm 46
Teacher:
Pastor Kirk Thorson
 

 

We conclude our 'Storms of Life' series, looking at the words of Psalm 46 where we find that 'God is our refuge.' Press the play button above to listen to the message and view the sermon preview notes below.

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Today is Reformation Sunday - in which we recall the Biblical truths of being saved by faith alone in Christ, according to the grace of God and through the power of His Word. Martin Luther figured prominently in the Reformation, teaching and proclaiming these truths. In the midst of this, Luther faced many difficulties.

Through Luther's outspoken nature, he brought some trouble upon himself. Other difficulties such as arrest and imprisonment came through the sins and choices of others. Author Steven Lawson writes the following:

"In the midst of conflict, Luther found himself contemplating the promises of Psalm 46, an encouraging psalm of trust in the invincibility of the Lord. Gaining new strength from this old song, Luther composed what is arguably his most famous hymn, ‘A Mighty Fortress’. Amid such adversity, this embattled stalwart found God to be his ‘bulwark never failing’. Though he had previously taught and even translated the Psalms, Luther now found himself living them as never before. Many times during this dark and tumultuous period, when terribly discouraged, he would turn to his co-worker, Philipp Melanchthon, and say, ‘Come, Philipp, let us sing the forty-sixth Psalm."

We can find great comfort and hope that we have that same refuge and protection in the Lord.

Serving Christ alongside you,
Pastor Kirk Thorson

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