Security – Part 7

Cultivating A Curiously Strong Faith

ALOITSD - Part 7

Rev. Tom Masterson

Hope Church Sermons
Hope Church Sermons
Security – Part 7


A Song of Ascents.
1 Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion,
Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
So the LORD surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore.
3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
On the land allotted to the righteous,
lest the righteous stretch out
their hands to do wrong.
4 Do good, O LORD, to those who are good,
and to those who are upright in their hearts!
5 But those who turn aside to their crooked ways
the LORD will lead away with evildoers!
Peace be upon Israel! (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

2 It shall come to pass in the latter days
That the mountain of the house of the LORD
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be lifted up above the hills;
and all the nations shall flow to it,
3 and many peoples shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 He shall judge between the nations,
and shall decide disputes for many peoples;
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore. (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

22But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God,
the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,
23and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and
to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made
perfect, 24and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the
sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

Sermon Notes

Point: Jesus is “The Mountain of the House of the LORD”: Mt. Zion.

  1. Trust In God’s Strength.  v. 1-2
    • Claim Eternal Security In Christ.  v. 1 
      • Stand On The Rock.  
      • Extend A Sense Of Security To Others.  
    • Know That God Is With You.  v. 2 
      • His Love Surrounds You. 
      • His Love Never Ends! 
  1. Expect Difficulty.  v. 3 
    • Know That You Are Not Immune From Evil. 
      • It May Visit From Time To Time. 
      • But You Are Not Its Home. 
    • Know That You Are Not Defined By Evil.  
      • Find Healing In Christ.  Heb. 12:23 
      • Find Freedom In Christ.  Heb. 12:24 
  1. Battle For Good!  v. 4-5
    • Pray For God’s Goodness.  v. 4
      • Align Your Actions With God’s Goodness. 
      • Align Your Heart With God’s Goodness. 
    • Rest In God’s Justice.  v. 5
      • Let Go Of Your Need For Vengeance. 
      • Take Hold Of Your Eternal Peace. 

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