About the Sermon

We don’t know all that the Lord is doing in this pandemic. But here’s something he told us to do: “Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10). This is one of those famous kitchen calendar verses. But for reasons that may surprise us, it’s also an apt word for these strange times. The psalmist begins with comfort for the greatest imaginable natural crisis: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea” (46:1, 2). But he continues with a word of rebuke to a world brimming with human-made trouble, of raging nations, tottering kingdoms, chariots, and bows. These words, “Be still…” are that rebuke. This command is also a comfort for believers. For he is a refuge for those who entrust themselves to him. Let us be, for a time, still together—a fitting play-on-words while we are apart during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Week 1 – 4.12.20

A Very Present Help in the Pandemic

Text: PSALM 46 – Speaker: Trent Hunter

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