Psalm 46 – A Reflection from God’s Word for Today
Mike Bullmore / March 14, 2020
BIBLE PASSAGE FOR THIS SERMON
God Is Our Fortress
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. 6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. 7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. 9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. 10 Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. SelahSermon Application Questions – 3/15/20
- Why do you think the psalmist describes such a dramatic and extremely unsettling scene in verses 2 & 3?
- What kinds of situations and circumstances make you most tempted to worry or be afraid?
- What do you most desire God to be like when you are facing trouble? What has God promised to be like?
- Psalm 46:10 is a somewhat familiar verse that is often misunderstood. How have you understood it or heard it used in the past? How do you understand it now? Is it more of a comfort or a rebuke? Is it possible that there is actually comfort to be found in the rebuke?
In this special message, Mike Bullmore brings us encouragement from Psalm 46 in a sermon titled, ‘A Reflection from God’s Word for Today.’