14 August, 2016

When the Foundations Are Being Destroyed

Passage: Psalm 11
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Bible Text: Psalm 11 | Preacher: Bruce Christian

Assessing our present situation:

The changing scene in our Post-Christian, Post-Modern World
we see before our very eyes ‘the foundations being destroyed’
the Bible as God’s revealed truth
morality – the ‘hippie’ generation
truth – the denial of the possibility of absolute truth
multiculturalism: ‘all roads lead to Rome’
sexuality: ‘Safe Schools’ Program
life: redefinition of the beginning of life
marriage: redefinition of the meaning of the word
language: the subtle hijacking of thought
Is the battle already lost?

King David’s response:

Where I stand: “In the LORD I take refuge” (1a)
What I reject: “How can you say to me ….” (1b-3)
Why I am prepared to take this stand: “The LORD is in his holy temple…” (4-7)

the LORD is still concerned for, and involved in, his Creation
nothing escapes the LORD’s notice
the LORD’s values of righteousness & justice don’t change
the LORD will have the final say in Judgement (cf Psalm 2)
there is hope for all who take refuge in him (Psalm 18:30)

?  What is our response?       ?  How is it reflected in our prayer life?