+ New Slide
> New Transitions
+ T.S. Eliot “THE WASTELAND”
> APRIL is the cruelest month, breading Lilacs out of the dead land
> University of Texas August 1, 1966, 15 people killed and wounded 31 others before the shooter was shot dead by Austin police
> Oklahoma City bombing attack on April 19, 1995
- The attack claimed 168 lives and left over 800 injured. Until
- Sept. 11, 2001, it was the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil.
> Columbine High School massacre Tuesday, April 20, 1999,
- Killing twelve students and a teacher, as well as wounding twenty-four others
+ Nickle Mines PA Oct 8/06
One of the five Amish girls who survived last month’s schoolhouse massacre is fully disabled from a severe head wound and unlikely to recover, and the other four probably have permanent disabilities,
+ Mon April 16/07
32 People Killed and One suicide
- Within days of the 8th anniversary of Columbine
+ followed by a rash of 15 states call in
+ MSNBC - Stand strong — there will be a brighter day
+ FOX NEWS - Questioning a Tragedy: Where is God?
+ We Are Saying Why but Why Not?
> We’re raising kids in a culture of violence from the get go?
> We’re reluctant to regulate Hollywood and the video gaming industry?
> We’re unable to regulate what and how much our kids are watching?
> We live in a world of instant gratification, an era where every one is a victim, and too many have a sense of entitlement?
> We live in a world of incivility, unable to have rational, dispassionate discourse?
> We live in a world where the music industry will promote anything that sells, including music and lyrics insanely hostile to women?
+ In The Time Of Trouble
> Jon 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled ye believe in God, believe also in me
> Jn 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
> Ps 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
+ Assured Confidence
- Hide is given twice
> Ps 143:9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.
> Hide A place unknown to others – Shelter, Protect, Shield,
> Corrie’s “ The Hiding Place”
Jdg 7:17 And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do.
- Jud. 7:17 Gideon said
- When the LORD found him he was hiding from the enemy in a wine press thrashing grain
• Watch me....
• Follow my lead....
• Do exactly as I do”
+ He Shall Hide Me In His Pavilion
- Royal pavilion
> Erected in the center of the camp ,
> Surrounded it all times by mighty men
> Chess is to take the enemy and protect the Kig
- Guess who we are in v.5 – With the King
+ The Secret of his Tabernacle
- Was the Lord’s place
- Where we encounter him finding forgiveness & cleansing from sin
> Guidance in a darken world
> Provision for strength to go on
> A heart changed through worship
> Comfort and power from the promises in His word
+ He shall set me up upon a rock.
> This Rock
- Confidence and peace in the storm around us
+ Transformation Followed Tragedy
> In the pages of the Bible, human tragedy is almost always followed by miraculous transformation. Consider the story of the world-wide flood. When everything on the planet and everyone on it were destroyed by a flood, God brought about a new existence for mankind through Noah and his family. He wiped the slate clean through destruction and gave mankind a fresh start. Every rainbow is a reminder of this. This may be the biggest example, but there are countless more in the Bible...
> Through the ten plagues in Egypt God delivered his people from slavery
> Through the destruction of Jericho came the birth of a new nation in a promised land
> Through the death of Christ came the salvation of all mankind
> Through the horrific judgments in Revelation will come the Eternal Kingdom
+ Good Out of Trouble
> It draws people together
> It draws people to the church
> It draws people to the Lord
+ Ps 30:5
Evil had been done in the NT with Jesus
Jn 21:1 "Jesus showed himself again to his disciples."
THAT’S what Jesus wants to do
To show himself again to his disciples.
Verse goes on to say, "And he showed himself in this way."
- So WHAT WAY is Jesus going to show himself to us?
- Peter’s response in verse three is to say, "I’m going fishing."
- That’s often what we do in situations like this. We simply want to get back to what we were doing before: fishing or shopping.
- Jesus says, "Feed my sheep."
- We’re called to be feeders