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Summary: This a sermon about the faithfulness of God, He potects and preserves that which is committed to Him until the day of redemption

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The God You Can Know 4

II Thessalonians 3:3

2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)

3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

Jer. 9: 23-24

Genesis 22

Philippians 3

Today the God that you can know wants us to know that he is faithful

The bible has a lot to say about Gods faithfulness

Peter in I Peter 4 19 calls him a faithful creator

John in I John 1:9 says that he is faithful when it comes to forgiveness

Hebrews 10:23 says that he is faithful concerning his promises

I Corinthians 10: 13 He is faithful when we are tempted

I Corinthians 1: 8-9 says that God is faithful even at the appearing of Jesus Christ to confirm us and present us blameless

But the verse that I want to rest on and investigate today

I Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

Like sunlit peaks His mercies rise

Before my grateful, wondering eyes,

The let me trust Him and confess

His glorious, endless faithfulness

For mercies past, and mercies new,

For kindness fresh as morning dew,

For faithfulness far more than gold,

How can I fervent praise withold?

My Maker, Father, Savoir, King,

Thy grace and goodness will I sing

Until my song with heaven’s blend

For faithfulness which never ends

J. Sidlow Baxter

Three things and I will let you go

I. God is faithful-(trustful greek)

a. His faithfulness is inextricably tied to His character/ who He is

His righteousness

His Holiness

His omnipotence

Immutability

His truth

His wisdom

His love

All of these feed his faithfulness or guarantee His faithfulness

These attributes make the failure of His faithfulness impossible

God Would Be Greater Loser

The old Scottish lady was right. When she was visited by a very young minister who was short on experience, she held fast to her firm assurance of her safety in Christ. “But just suppose that after all God should let you sink into hell?” said the minister. “He would lose more than I would,” came the firm answer to faith. “All I would lose would be my own soul, but He would lose His good name.”

—Donald Grey Barnhouse

According to Romans 3:3 our faithlessness will not nullify Gods faithfulness

b. History proves His faithfulness

Countless examples in scripture

Countless examples in our own lives

c. He is faithful to whom He is Master

However perverse men may be you can count on God

II He will strengthen you

He strengthens through human experience

He strengthens the mind

He increases faith

III. He will protect you from the evil one

Military term-garrison

He garrisons us

We are protected on all sides

It is not the protection of the body or earthly possessions

That’s to shallow

That’s to earthy

That’s short term thinking

What God has in mind is your eternal destiny

He not asking us to trust him just to see us through but to bring us in

Luke 11:4 we are to pray deliver us from the evil one

You must ask/rail worker-property is in danger

It is a now later

He will keep you in

He will keep you out &

He will keep you unto

Behold he that keepeth Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps

Baxter, J. Sidlow: Majesty : The God You Should Know. San Bernardino, Calif. : Here’s Life, 1984


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