Christ Our Refuge

  • Anchored to Christ
    (#01)

    Date: Jun 12, 2005 | Passage: Matthew 24:24

    As the end of the physical world approaches so does earth's darkest spiritual hour.

  • Christ: Our City of Refuge
    (#02)

    Date: Jun 19, 2005 | Passage: Hebrews 6:18

    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 that would be enough for a lifetime of hope. But there is more.

  • The Safest Spot in the Universe
    (#03)

    Date: Jun 26, 2005 | Passage: Hebrews 6:18

    Jesus Christ our hope, our refuge, and our salvation--is one thought away, one prayer away. He is as close as a cry, as close as an out-stretched hand, or an upturned heart. Anyone, anywhere can instantly arrive in that safest of all places--from any location.

  • Christ: Our Life-Long Refuge
    (#04)

    Date: Jun 26, 2005 | Passage: Hebrews 6:18

    Jesus offers to each of us to be a refuge when we are unclean, a refuge when we are weary, a refuge when we are homeless, a refuge when we are helpless, a refuge when we are hopeless, and a refuge when we are tempted.

  • Christ: Refuge for the Unclean
    (#05)

    Date: Jul 3, 2005 | Passage: Hebrews 6:18

    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.

  • Christ: Refuge for the Weary
    (#06)

    Date: Jul 3, 2005 | Passage: Hebrews 6:18

    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. He was chided, rebuked, and even scoffed at by His own family.

  • Refuge for the Loneliness of Youth
    (#07)

    Date: Jul 24, 2005 | Passage: Psalm 19-22

    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.

  • Refuge for the Loneliness of Life - Family Conflict
    (#08)

    Date: Jul 31, 2005 | Passage: Psalm 59

    Loneliness - if you ever feel it, know that He felt it. If you ever suffer feeling friendless - know that He is the friend who will stick closer than a brother. If you ever feel forsaken - remember He said that He would never leave you or forsake you. If you feel alone - trust the One who said I am with you always, to the end!

  • Refuge for the Loneliness of Life - Job Loss
    (#09)

    Date: Jul 31, 2005 | Passage: Psalm 11

    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!

  • A Refuge for the Unexpected Changes of Life
    (#10)

    Date: Aug 7, 2005 | Passage: Psalm 56

    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.

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