SERMON NOTES FOr June 18

The Big Idea: God is bigger than any battle you will ever face; your victory comes through submission to Him!

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Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,

though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

3 though its waters roar and foam,

though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

the holy habitation of the Most High.

5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;

God will help her when morning dawns.

6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;

he utters his voice, the earth melts.

7 The Lord of hosts is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress.

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord,

how he has brought desolations on the earth.

9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;

he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;

he burns the chariots with fire.

10 “Be still, and know that I am God.

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!”

11 The Lord of hosts is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress. (ESV)

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Psalm 46:1-3

1 God is our refuge and strength,

a very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,

though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

3 though its waters roar and foam,

though the mountains tremble at its swelling. (ESV)

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2 Kings 19:5-7

5 When the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah,6 Isaiah said to them, “Say to your master, ‘Thus says the Lord: Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have reviled me. 7 Behold, I will put a spirit in him, so that he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land, and I will make him fall by the sword in his own land.’” (ESV)

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Big Idea: God is bigger than any battle you will ever face; your victory comes through submission to Him!

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Psalm 46:4-7

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

the holy habitation of the Most High.

5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;

God will help her when morning dawns.

6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;

he utters his voice, the earth melts.

7 The Lord of hosts is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress. (ESV)

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2 Kings 19:17-19

17 Truly, O Lord, the kings of Assyria have laid waste the nations and their lands 18 and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone. Therefore they were destroyed. 19 So now, O Lord our God, save us, please, from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, O Lord, are God alone.” (ESV)

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2 Kings 19:25

25 “Have you not heard

   that I determined it long ago?

I planned from days of old

   what now I bring to pass,

that you should turn fortified cities

   into heaps of ruins, (ESV)

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2 Kings 19:27-28

27 “But I know your sitting down

   and your going out and coming in,

   and your raging against me.

28 Because you have raged against me

   and your complacency has come into my ears,

I will put my hook in your nose

   and my bit in your mouth,

and I will turn you back on the way

   by which you came. (ESV)

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Big Idea: God is bigger than any battle you will ever face; your victory comes through submission to Him!

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Psalm 46:8-11

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord,

how he has brought desolations on the earth.

9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;

he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;

he burns the chariots with fire.

10 “Be still, and know that I am God.

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!”

11 The Lord of hosts is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress. (ESV)

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2 Kings 19:35-36

35 And that night the angel of the Lord went out and struck down 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians.

And when people arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies. 36 Then Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went home and lived at Nineveh. (ESV)

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Big Idea: God is bigger than any battle you will ever face; your victory comes through submission to Him!

 

PAST SERMON NOTES

SERMON NOTES FOR

June 11

 Philippians 3:1-4 (NKJV) 
1  Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe. 
2  Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation! 
3  For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh, 
4  though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so:

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Philippians 3:5 (NKJV) 

5  circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee;

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Philippians 3:6 (NKJV) 
6  concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

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Acts 9:1-18 (NKJV) 

1  Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest
2  and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 
3  As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. 
4  Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?" 
5  And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" Then the Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads." 
6  So he, trembling and astonished, said, "Lord, what do You want me to do?" Then the Lord said to him, "Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." 
7  And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one. 
8  Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 
9  And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. 
10  Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and to him the Lord said in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, "Here I am, Lord." 
11  So the Lord said to him, "Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold, he is praying. 
12  And in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he might receive his sight." 
13  Then Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem. 
14  And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name." 
15  But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. 
16  For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name's sake." 
17  And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit." 
18  Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.

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Philippians 3:7-8 (NKJV) 
7  But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 
8  Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ

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Philippians 3:9 (NKJV) 
9  and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;

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Philippians 3:10 (NKJV) 
10  that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,