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The Fundamentals of the Faith

The following is my notes from a sermon I preached at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C on March 18, 2012.  Click HERE for the sermon audio.

Psalm 138:6

“Though the Lord is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar.” (Psalm 138:6)

Fundamental # 1: An Encounter With the Lord on High

The Lord is on high”

Our text begins with one of the most basic and foundational truths of the Bible.  That is, the God of the Bible is “high and lofty, he lives forever, and his name is holy.” (Isaiah 57:15)

Everything that is true and good in this world begins right here with the Lord on high, totally and completely independent of us, in perfect loving fellowship with the other members of the Godhead.

The bible does not begin with you. Have you ever noticed that? Why don’t we see mention of you in the first chapters of Genesis?

“Where were you when the earth’s foundation was laid? Who marked off its dimensions? Who stretched a measuring line across it? Surely you know!” (Job 38:4-5)

You are never going to understand the bible or what it means to be a Christian until you realize that the bible is not about you. The world does not revolve around you.

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