Presentation on theme: "Do You Really Trust God? God’s Firm Foundation Royce P. Bell 2006-0212 MV Church, SB v2 2002-0602 MV Church, SB 2000-1119 MV Church, SB."— Presentation transcript:
Do You Really Trust God? God’s Firm Foundation Royce P. Bell MV Church, SB v MV Church, SB MV Church, SB
2 Timothy 2:14-19 “ 14 Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers. 15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth…”
“ … 16 But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 men who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and they upset the faith of some....”
“Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, ‘The Lord knows those who are His,’ and, ‘Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.’” ~ 2 Timothy 2:14-19 –Remind them… –Accurately handle the word… –Avoid impeding factors... –Trust the Lord’s “foundation”
The Affirmation “The firm foundation of God stands...” l It is historical and verifiable... l It is effectual and empowering... l It is true, rooted in His nature! “ 1...for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, 2 in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago” (Titus 1:1-2)
The “Seal” (Verse 19) l God’s knowledge of His own: –“The Lord knows those who are His” l Man’s partnership with God, seen in separateness from sin: –“...every one who names…the Lord is to abstain from wickedness”
Every Assurance is in His Word! His Assured Foundation Rooted in His Nature l Assurance of His... –Omnipotent Knowledge –Omniscient Presence –Omnipresent Power l The Assurance of History l The Assurance of One-Time Sacrifice l The Assurance of Faithfulness to Save
Do You Really Trust God? l To know you, however insignificant, sinful you may feel yourself to be? l To fulfill His promises: –To provision your every necessity? –To empower your obedience? –To forgive your sins? –To hear your prayers? –To never forsake you to Satan?
“Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal...” What Faith Will Do l Lay claim to Divine faithfulness l Take refuge in the all-exceeding Name of the Lord l Depart from evil l Do it…today!