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August 27, 2017

2 Samuel 22:1-34

Sit

“ The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge.” (v2-3a)

 The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see.” (Psalm 11:4)

Look at who God is . . . take the risk

Stand

The Lord is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior. . . the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.” (v3-20)

“God lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” (Psalm 40:2)

 Look at what Jesus has done . . . take the risk

Walk

“The Lord dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord and have not wickedly departed from my God. . .For you are my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens the darkness.” (v21-29)

 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence and take not your Holy Spirit from me.” (Psalm 51:10-11)

 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.”

Look at what the Holy Spirit is doing . . . take the risk

Run

“For by you I can run against a troop.” (v30a)

 “I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.” (Psalm 119:32)

 Look at where the lost are . . . take the risk

Leap

“by my God I can leap over a wall.” (v30b)

 “David danced before the Lord with all of his might. . . and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the horn. As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord . . .” (2 Samuel 6:14-16)

 

Look at where the church has been . . .

Look at where the church is going . . .

Look at where the Lord is leading . . .

  take the risk

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