Christ Our Refuge

  • A Refuge for the Overwhelmed
    (#11)

    Date: Aug 7, 2005 | Passage: Psalm 34

    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
    (#12)

    Date: Aug 14, 2005 | Passage: 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.

  • Just As I Am
    (#13)

    Date: Aug 14, 2005 | Passage: Psalm 70

    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 came just like he was to the Lord.

  • Pathway to the Pits
    (#14)

    Date: Aug 21, 2005 | Passage: 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 fleeing to the Lord for refuge.

  • Finding Christ in the Pits
    (#15)

    Date: Aug 28, 2005 | Passage: Psalm 40

    If you feel far from God - check these four areas of your life: what areas defeat you, what sins capture you, what habits control you, and what circumstances drive you?

  • Escaping The Pits
    (#16)

    Date: Aug 28, 2005 | Passage: Psalm 40

    How does God rescue us from all the pits we fall into through life? That's what Psalm 40 is all about!

  • Rejoicing in the Pits
    (#17)

    Date: Aug 28, 2005 | Passage: Psalm 40

    Remember where we are in God's Word - we are searching the Scriptures and finding the testimony of David that God was his refuge. We know as New Testament believers that we also are to flee to Christ as our Refuge.

  • Praying from the Pits
    (#18)

    Date: Sep 4, 2005 | Passage: Psalm 40

    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.

  • David's Life of Finding Refuge
    (#19)

    Date: Sep 11, 2005 | Passage: Psalm 101

    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 Refuge for the Lonely.

  • Cave of Troubles
    (#20)

    Date: Sep 18, 2005 | Passage: 1 Samuel 22

    Let us go to the place where David learned to live in the midst of troubled people. David was now making the cave of Adullam his headquarters.

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