Posts by Lebanon Baptist (Page 4)

Posts by Lebanon Baptist (Page 4)

Behold the Works of the Lord

In Psalm 46 we have learned that the greatness of God’s character and the reality of His presence can turn our fear, distress, and anxiety into joy, security, and stability! But let’s get honest. The idea of God’s presence does seem a little bit abstract, at least to some of us. How can we truly experience His presence, knowing it to be a day-to-day reality and not just a concept? Real fears need real answers, and vague theological concepts are…

The Joy, Stability, and Security of God’s Presence

This week, we are meditating on Psalm 46 together. You can read the first part of this series here. In verses 1-3 of this Psalm, we saw that fear comes into our lives when we realize that the very things we thought we could count on have the potential of being removed at any moment. That is where many people in our world are living right now. However, in the face of distress and uncertainty, the reality of God’s character…

Confidence in Crisis

The tone of Psalm 46 seems to suggest it was written at a time of crisis. Of course, the particular crisis of the Psalm is not specified, but that’s okay, we are all keenly aware of a current crisis. Many are struggling with fear and insecurity in ways they have never experienced. On a global level, to say that our world is characterized by fear, distress, and instability would be an understatement. But on a personal level, are you sensing uncertainty, apprehension,…

Scripture Meditation and Prayer Guide

Living for Jesus in a world that is opposed to Him is not easy. Staying faithful to Him in the midst of difficulty and trial requires a God-given endurance of faith. Because God knows we are weak and susceptible to discouragement, in His wisdom has provided for us a “support system” to help us – the church. According to Hebrews 10:23-25, it is the routine gathering of God’s people that serves as the primary means of helping us “hold fast…

Jesus, the Risen Lord

The gospel is the good news about who Jesus is and what He has done to rescue sinners from judgment and reconcile them back to God! Jesus died in our place as the Sinless Substitute. On the cross, He absorbed the wrath of God on sin making a way for sinners to be made right with God. But the death of Jesus is only a portion of the good news. Three days later, Jesus defeated the curse of sin by overcoming death and rising from…

Why Missions Conference?

Each February, our church sets aside a few days to focus on what God is doing locally, nationally, and globally. Much more than just a 4-day event, we take the time, energy, and finances to meet together like this for a few reasons. REMIND We are forgetful people and often get preoccupied with living our lives for ourselves. We easily get distracted and forget about what God has called us to do. Missions Conference is our opportunity to be reminded…

Jesus, the Sinless Substitute

Having laid the foundation of God’s loving and righteous rule, and having seen man’s rebellion against our God and deserving of His divine judgment, we’re now in the position to consider the central message of the Bible – the gospel. The gospel is the good news about who Jesus is and what He has done to rescue sinners from judgment and reconcile them back to God! THE SINLESS SUBSTITUTE Though humanity deserved nothing less than condemnation and eternal separation from God, in His…

Rebellious Creature and Condemned Sinner

As a church, we are seeking to grow in knowing, understanding, and sharing the gospel with others. This simple framework is designed to help us in our conversations: God. Man. Christ. Response. We’ve considered how the Gospel is rooted in the reality that God is the loving creator and righteous ruler of all. As His creation, we were designed to find our joy, satisfaction, and life in a relationship with Him, submitting to His good rule over us (Revelation 4:11). The Reality of Man’S CONDITION Although we…