347:  Living in the Midst of Fear

347: Living in the Midst of Fear

In Psalm 56, during a very dark time in David’s life, he wrote the following:

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.  In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; (therefore) I will not fear.  What can flesh (or, man) do to me?

James Montgomery Boice said:  “Man can oppress, slander, hurt, hate, maim, and murder me, for starters.  But, of course, that is not the answer David is giving us in Psalm 56.  His answer is: Nothing!”

And he’s right.  What can man do to me?  Nothing.  Absolutely nothing?  Why?  Because “God is for me” (Psalm 56:9).  Do you want to know how to live in the midst of fear?  Do you want to know how to not let your view of God limit you because He is too small.  If so, then keep listening.

The following is a study on Psalm 56.

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329:  How to Approach the Lord

329: How to Approach the Lord

The Scriptures talk much about how to approach the Lord or how to “come into His presence” (Ps. 95:2).  From the words to Moses at the burning bush:  “Do not draw near this place.  Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground” (Ex. 3:5), to the invitation from Christ:  “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28)— we see examples of how to come near to the Holy One.

But there’s one place in Scripture that reveals more about how to approach the Lord than any other.  And that is found in Psalm 100.  Or, as Spurgeon called it, “the ol’ one hundred.”

So join with me as we discover what it means to “Come before His presence with singing” and to “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise” (Ps. 100:2, 4).  I think you’ll be surprised.  Why?  Because it doesn’t mean what you think it means.

Want to know more?  Then keep listening.

The following is a study on Psalm 100:1-5.

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Podcast 266:  Loving the Gift More than the Giver

Podcast 266: Loving the Gift More than the Giver

How can we know and experience the Love of God (1 John 4:8) when we are often surrounded by pain and despair, broken lives and broken marriages, sickness, disease, rejection and betrayal, and everything else that makes up living with fallen people in a fallen world?

How can we, like Job, confidently say: “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him” (Job 13:15)?

How can we live like that?  How can we have the faith that trusts in Him regardless of the circumstances?  How is that even possible?

Want to know the answer to these questions?  Then keep listening.

The following is a study on Psalm 27:1-14.

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Podcast 221:  The Illegitimate Son of God

Podcast 221: The Illegitimate Son of God

Psalm 69 gives us a chilling insight into the life of Jesus as a young boy being raised in the home of Mary and Joseph.  After all, we know He had 4 brothers and at least two sisters.  What must His life been like during His teenage years.

From Psalm 69:

I have become a stranger to my brothers, and an alien to my mother’s children. Because zeal for Your house has eaten me up, and the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.

Want to know more about the suffering that Jesus endured before His introduction by John the Baptist?  Then keep listening.

The following is a study of Psalm 69.

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