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Psalm 124

Psalm 124

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Sermon: Celebrate God our Help
Bible Passage: Psalm 124

I. Background

II. Four metaphors explain the gruesome nature of the enemy’s attack (verse 1-2)

1. A monster (verse 3)

a. Capable of swallowed people alive
b. Full of anger

2. Raging torrent of flood water (verse 4)

a. Overpowered
b. Overwhelmed

3. A wild beast that stalks its prey (verse 6)
4. A snare of a fowler (verse 7)

III. In the midst of their situation, the LORD was with them (verses 1-2)

1. Protection from complete annihilation (verse 3)
2. Protection from being overpowered and overwhelmed (verse 4)
3. Protection from being devoured (verse 5)
4. Helped them escape the snare of the enemy (verse 7)
5. Delivered them and brought them out of dangers (verse 7)—freedom

IV. Theology of the passage

The LORD is stronger than all enemies who threaten His people—who created heaven and earth

Take Away:

Take a moment to recollect God’s help in your life and share it with others

Speaker: William J. Subash

Born and raised in south India, William J. Subash became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1983 at the age of nineteen. After a brief career in a tea and coffee plantation, Subash decided to spend rest of his life to preach about Jesus and his life-transforming message of God, which is popularly known as “the Gospel.” Subash teaches New Testament Studies at two institutions: SAIACS in India and Liberty University Online, VA, USA. Currently, Subash serves as the chief point person for GROW Gospel Initiatives and the Lead Pastor of the Crossroad Church, Bangalore. Write to him at wjsubash@crossroadbangalore.org