Psalm 56 (NKJV)

NOTES FROM A SERMON PRESENTED BY DR. GREG SLOOP AT THE KANNAPOLIS CHURCH OF GOD. FOR VIDEO OF SERVICES, GO TO THE CHURCH WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.KCOG.ORG, AND CLICK ON THE LIVESTREAM LINK TO VIEW LIVE OR FOR A REPLAY OF THE SERVICES. YOU MAY ALSO WATCH LIVE OR A REPLAY ON the DR. Greg SLOOP FACEBOOK PAGE. FOR AUDIO OF THE SERVICES, GO To THE WEBSITE, kcog.org, AND CLICK ON THE MEDIA PAGE.

October 31, 2021

1 Be merciful to me, O God, for man would swallow me up; Fighting all day he oppresses me.
2 My enemies would hound me all day, For there are many who fight against me, O Most High.

  • The Mercy of God
  • The Attacks of the Enemy
  • The Oppression of Culture
  • The Relentless Attack

3 Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
4 In God (I will praise His word),In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?

  • The Reasonable Response
    • Reliance on God
    • People of the Word
    • People of Courage
    • People of God
    • People of Courage

5 All day they twist my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil.
6 They gather together, They hide, they mark my steps, When they lie in wait for my life.
7 Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God!

  • Christianity is Under Attack!
    • Considered Hateful
    • Deemed Irrelevant
    • Tracked and Watched for Accusations
  • When attacked, we must love
  • When cancelled we must keep speaking the Word of God.

8 You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book?
9 When I cry out to You, Then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for me.
10 In God (I will praise His word), In the Lord (I will praise His word),
11 In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

  • Why can we trust in God?
    • He knows where we are, even in the darkest moments of our lives
      He sees our emotions, even knows every time we cry.
      He records our thoughts and feelings and knows us.
      He responds to our prayers.
      He defeats our enemies.
      He is for us.

12 Vows made to You are binding upon me, O God; I will render praises to You,
13 For You have delivered my soul from death. Have You not kept my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

  • Let us now trust Him, for He is faithful.
  • Let us now praise Him, for He is worthy.
  • Let us remember His mighty acts to save us and keep us in the light of the living.

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