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New Seasons, New Struggles. A Lesson from Psalm 27.
THURSDAY, MAY 01, 2014
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New Seasons of life bring new struggles of faith, and the Gospel combined with prayer is sufficient for every new struggle. I take this to be a key lesson from Psalm 27.

It is apparent that David wrestles often with fear and despair as these are prevalent themes in the psalms of David. He sings about these struggles often. And this comes as a bit of a surprise that David would be troubled by these emotions so often in his later life. Think about it. This is the same David who testified to King Saul that as a young shepherd boy, whenever a lion or bear would attack his flock, he would go after that beast and rescue his sheep. He says in 1 Sam 17:35, “And if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him.” Fearless courage in the face of ferocious beasts.

Now we know the reason David is telling Saul of his courage is because he has requested to go and face the giant Goliath on the battle field. Goliath has taunted Saul and his armies for days challenging someone to come out and face him in one on one combat. All of Saul’s soldiers are too afraid to face this giant on the battlefield, but not young David. Taking his strength in the Lord, he goes out to face the mighty Goliath with a sling and five stones. Hardly a match for such a towering foe as Goliath. Goliath has more fighting experience than David. Goliath has enormous size advantage over David. Goliath is equipped with weapons of war and is clad in the finest of Philistine armor. Yet David marches out to face down this pagan foe with nothing more than a slingshot and a faith in the power of God to defeat those who mock the people of God. Absolute. Fearless. Courage.

That is just the beginning of David’s multiple victorious fighting campaigns. He leads his army in victory after victory, causing King Saul to grow more envious with every victory. He is a man of war and time and time again, the Lord gives he and his men the victory. At last he is King. The mighty, unmatched, undefeated, unrivaled King David. Never would we imagine, never would he imagine, that fear would soon become one of his greatest struggles.

And yet in this new season of life, the new struggle of unexpected fear grips the heart of David. He is no longer the King on the throne; he is the King on the run. Many in his own kingdom have turned against him. His own son has turned against him. He often finds himself surrounded, outmanned and outgunned by his own who desire his life and his throne. To his own dismay, he begins to battle a new giant of fear within.

So where does he turn to slay such a giant, internal foe of his faith? Where should we turn to slay the giant, unexpected foes that rise in new seasons of life? He turns to the Gospel and he turns to prayer, and so must we do the same. He finds the Lord to be sufficient for the foe of fear just as he found the Lord to be sufficient for the foe of a Philistine. For this battle, however, his weapons are not a sling and some stones, but the Gospel and prayer.

Oh, my friends, the sweet promises of the Gospel are not for new birth alone, they are also for facing every temptation and trial in this life. And prayer is the means of holding fast and clinging to those rich promises in the face of any formidable foe to our faith.

The Gospel promise is this: If the Lord is eternally saving you forever, He will save you now in whatever temporal trial you face. When new struggles arise, go to God in prayer with the promise of the Gospel. He is your Savior, therefore, He will save!

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Grace for Our Weaknesses AND for Our Strengths!!!
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Thanksgiving - not just "for what" but "to Whom"
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Heading to the Polls - Hoping in Christ!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
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The presidential debates have ended and November 6 is right around the corner. Now that President Obama and Governor Romney have been asked some questions, as believers, we need to ask ourselves a few questions before we head to the...
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Salvation in Christ: Only, Totally, and Abundantly!
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“We see that our salvation and all its parts are comprehended in Christ (Acts 4:12). We should therefore take care not to derive the least portion of it from anywhere else. If we seek salvation, we are taught by the very name of Jesus that...
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Praying for Jews on Yom Kippur
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
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Today, all across the globe, Jewish people will embark on a 25 hour period of intensive prayer and fasting. It is known as Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement. It is the hope of every Jew who participates on this day, to whatever degree, that God will...
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Isn't Jesus Enough?
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
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During our recent trip to Kenya, our team had the privilege to meet Abraham and Sarah. They are members of Search And See Church, Tiriki, Kenya. Abraham is lame in both feet and so moves around by pulling his body with his hands. He is a man of...
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Disappointed and Then Pleased with Billy Graham
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2011
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I recently read President George W. Bush’s Decision Points. It was an enjoyable and insightful read for me. I must say though, the one story that was extremely disturbing was when Bush recalled an evening his extended family spent with Rev....
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The Purpose of "God with Us": A Christmas Meditation
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
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The Purpose of “God with Us”: A Christmas Meditation God with us - the Glorious Incarnation Dwelling with us - such holy condescension God for us - the Wondrous Crucifixion Dying for us - accomplishing Redemption God in us -...
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The Gospel of Works - On a Church Sign!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
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