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Christ Our Refuge (11 of 15)
JOURNEY INTO FREEDOM
April 7, 2002
We're in our series, "Journey Into Freedom" from the book of Joshua. Today we're going to talk about Christ, our refuge. I don't mind telling you I'm excited about preaching this message today. I tell you, I had to get off my shoes and praise the Lord several times during the preparation of this sermon, so I hope it will be a blessing to you. We're going to look at Joshua 20:1. When you think about this title, "Christ Our Refuge", you remember that we all need a refuge. We all need a place of security. We all need a place where we can go and relax and know that we are safe. We need a refuge from the cares of life. We need a refuge from the storms. We need a refuge from sin. We need a refuge of peace and tranquility. All of us, no matter who we are, need a refuge, a place where we can know that we are absolutely secure; absolutely certain and we're insulated from all the storms that would seek to destroy our lives. Many are going through storms this morning and what you need is a refuge. That's what this message is about.
Joshua 20:1 "The Lord also spake unto Joshua, saying, 'Speak to the children of Israel saying, "Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: that the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood."'" Now, I want you to look at these cities of refuge because they are a picture of Jesus Christ. Somebody said that Jesus is in the four gospels. No, He's not just in the four gospels, He's in all sixty six books of the Bible. You look at the book of Joshua and everywhere you'll see Jesus, but no clearer will you see Jesus, the heart of Jesus and what He means to you in your personal walk with Him than in this message today. Jesus is our refuge. The Psalmist said "The Lord is my refuge, a very strong help in the time o ...
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