When God is With Us - Radford Church of Christ

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Tabernacle of God
“Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man.
He will dwell with them, and they will be his people,
and God himself will be with them as their God.”
Rev. 21:3
1. Old Testament
“God is with Us”
Betrayed by Brothers
“And the Lord was with Joseph, and he
was a prosperous man; and he was in the
house of his master the Egyptian.” Gen. 39:2
Falsely Accused - Cast into Prison
“But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him
mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper
of the prison.”
Gen. 39:21
1. Old Testament
“God is with Us”
“Who am I, that I should go to
Pharaoh”? Ex. 3:11
“I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to
you that I have sent you: When you have brought the
people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this
mountain.”
Ex. 3:12
1. Old Testament
“God is with Us”
“No man shall be able to stand
before you all the days of your life;
as I was with Moses, so I will be
with you. I will not leave you nor
forsake you.”
Jos. 1:5
“And the LORD said to Joshua, "This day I will begin
to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may
know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.”
Jos. 3:7
1. Old Testament
“God is with Us”
Israel oppressed by the Midianites
“And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and
said to him, "The LORD is with you, you mighty man
of valor!“
Jud. 6:12
1. Old Testament
“God is with Us”
- Young shepherd boy
- Faced the Giant Goliath
“Saul said, “Go, and the Lord be with you.” 1 Sam. 17:37
1. Old Testament
“God is with Us”
He was to go the people
“I cannot speak, for I am
a youth.” Jer. 1:6
“Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you
to deliver you," says the LORD.” Jer. 1:8
1. Old Testament
“God is with Us”
The assurance of success in whatever
God wants us to do.
2. Application Today “God is with Us”
Jesus gave the Great Commission - Matt. 28:19-20
“…and lo, I am with you always, even unto the
end of the world.”
2. Application Today “God is with Us”
Twelve Apostles had this great task
 Unlearned Galileans – Acts 2:7
 They were up to the task ! Why ?
 They knew what Christ said:
“…and lo, I am with you always, even unto the
end of the world.”
2. Application Today “God is with Us”
Christians can face death with peace
“And the peace of God, which passes all
understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:7
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with
me.”
Ps. 23:4
2. Application Today “God is with Us”
“Be With Me Lord”
Fall of 1934 - Melody & Harmony
8 days later - poem T.O. Chisholm
Perfect fit for the music
L.O. Sanderson
“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content
with such things as you have. For He Himself has said,
"I will never leave you nor forsake you.“ Heb. 13:5
2. Application Today “God is with Us”
Revelation 21 “God is with us”
v. 1 New Heaven and New Earth
v. 2 New Jerusalem
v. 3 God will be with us
“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
“Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He
will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and
God Himself will be with them as their God.”
v. 4 No more tears
v. 5 All things new – 2 Cor. 5:17
v. 6 Alpha and Omega
v. 7 Inherit all things
3. When God Is Not With Us
Numbers 14:1-4
 Israel refused to go up and take the promised land
 Later changed their mind
 Moses Warned them that they would not succeed
“Because you have turned away from the Lord, the
Lord will not be with you.” Num. 14:43
 They did indeed fail
3. When God Is Not With Us
Rev. 21:8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving,
abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers,
idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake
which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the
second death.”
 People who will not follow and serve God
 “wages of sin”
 Second death - eternal damnation
4. Conditions To Be Met
“And if you will listen to all that I command you, and will
walk in my ways, and do what is right in my eyes by
keeping my commandments, as David my servant did,
I will be with you and will build you a sure house, as I
built for David, and I will give Israel to you.” 1 Ki. 11:38
4. Conditions To Be Met
“And being made perfect, he became the author of
eternal salvation to all them that obey Him” Heb. 5:9
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall
enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the
will of My Father in heaven.” Matt. 7:21
“If God be for us, who can be against us”?
Rom. 8:31
“If” - Since God is for us, who can be against us?
Answer - Nobody
We must seek His will and do it.
“The Lord is my shepherd” Ps. 23
Sheep obey and follow their shepherd
Have you obeyed the Gospel ?
Salvation
Hear the gospel
Believe In Jesus
REPENT of your sins
Confess your faith
Baptized Into Christ
(Rom. 10:17)
(Jn. 8:24)
(Lk. 13:3)
(Matt. 10:32-33)
(Acts 2:38)
REMISSION OF SINS
Faithful until death
(Rev. 2:10)
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