God With Us
Sermon Series:Psalm 46 uses powerful imagery to depict why Christians can have great confidence and great courage even in times of great chaos and crisis and insecurity. When we face the insecurities of this life, we have a source of security that will not fail. The Psalm depicts God as both a powerful defender and powerful protector. He is with his people, defending and protecting, even in the worst of times. He is “God with us,” Immanuel. We especially talk about Immanuel at Christmas time as we celebrate the incarnation of Jesus. Psalm 46 applies Immanuel, God with us, to our greatest insecurities. And it therefore shows us how the incarnation of Christ is our protection against the insecurities of this life. Other Scriptures Referenced: Exodus 14:13; 2 Chronicles 20:15-17; Matthew 27:51, 54; Mark 15:30-32, 34; 2 Corinthians 5:20; Romans 8:28.