Pastor Mike Bullmore
The big idea: The holy God brings judgment but is a salvation for His own
1. There appears to be no hope. Vs 1:17
Lost and without hope in this world. We are under Gods just judgment of wrath to come.
2. There is an element or glimmer of hope. Vs 2:3
the gospel is: the one from whom we should be destroyed in his just wrath is the one who saves all who turn to him in repentance. Vs 3:12 God is keeping a remnant humble
3. This Hope is manifest in Jesus Christ. God saves.
15 The LORD has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall never again fear evil.
16 On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Fear not, O Zion; let not your hands grow weak.
17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
This is the gospel!
Spurgeon quote that we are blessed when God rescues and loves us but not as much as he is! His heart is bigger!