Summary: In The Secret of his Tabernacle we encounter him. Finding forgiveness, cleansing from sin, guidance in a darken world. Where there is provision for strength to go on.
+ 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