ELT Baptist Church

Sermons/Talks

Talk
"Never let a good crisis go to waste"
Sermon Notes

-The temptation of a believer in a crisis vs1-3
To despair and escape.
But David rejects this advice - because he already has a refuge.
A change of view on crises: Why escape if this is God's means of making me like Christ
What can the righteous do? Have confidence in the Lord.

-The confidence of a believer in a crisis vs4-7
>God reigns
>God sees
>God acts

Bible Passage

Psalm 11

The Lord Is in His Holy Temple

To the choirmaster. Of David.

11:1 In the Lord I take refuge;
how can you say to my soul,
“Flee like a bird to your mountain,
for behold, the wicked bend the bow;
they have fitted their arrow to the string
to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;
if the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord's throne is in heaven;
his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
The Lord tests the righteous,
but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
Let him rain coals on the wicked;
fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
For the Lord is righteous;
he loves righteous deeds;
the upright shall behold his face. (ESV)