Sunday Recap for 02/05:  “How Does God Protect Believers?”

Sunday Recap for 02/05:  “How Does God Protect Believers?”

Sunday, February 5, we look at Micah 5:7-9 and asked this question:

Big Picture Question:  How Does God Protect Believers?

Micah 5:7 Then the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass, which delay not for a man nor wait for the children of man. 8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep, which, when it goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, and there is none to deliver. 9 Your hand shall be lifted up over your adversaries, and all your enemies shall be cut off.

We found these 3 answers to our Big Picture Question:

Big Picture Question:  How Does God Protect Believers?

  • The church will refresh the world
  • The church will be victorious
  • The church will be eternally safe

The church will refresh the world.

Micah 5:7 Then the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass, which delay not for a man nor wait for the children of man.

The intention of God is that He has set apart His people to refresh the world.  Morning dew and showers are a picture of God’s blessing, and God has sent His people to refresh the world.

We do it with mercy.
We do it with kind words.
We do it by proclaiming Jesus Christ.

We need to reclaim the conversations of the world.  We have forfeited them to arguing and hate speech (even succumbing to them ourselves.).  But God sends the church into the world to refresh it.

The church will be victorious.

8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep, which, when it goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, and there is none to deliver.

No other institution on this planet is going to be victorious like the church.  Ephesians 5 tells us that God purchased the church by giving Jesus as a sacrifice so that He might make her beautiful.

This will not happen for our government.
This will not happen to our families.
Only the church is called to be victorious in the world.

Protected, the church must victoriously go forward proclaiming Jesus.

The church will be eternally safe.

9 Your hand shall be lifted up over your adversaries, and all your enemies shall be cut off.

Friends, just as in Micah’s day, we are eternally safe, so we go forward protected and thankful into the world.

Big Picture Question:  How Does God Protect Believers? 

Truth:  God protects believers as we victoriously and safely refresh the world.

Application:  Live victoriously knowing God will protect you as you refresh the world with the grace of Jesus Christ.

Action:  Speak about the grace of Jesus boldy to someone this week…or at least invite them to worship.

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