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Christ In The Old Testament

Do You Need A Place To Hide?

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | June 15, 1975

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What is the difference between the unsaved and Christians? Christians realize the danger they’re in and run to God for refuge. In the Old Testament, cities of refuge were designated for people to flee to. Today, Christians have only to flee to Jesus as their city of refuge—a place of safety where God gives us righteousness, a shoulder to bear our burden, fellowship, blessing, and a new citizenship.

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.

The cities of refuge in the Old Testament are a picture of what people need today

Jesus is our city of refuge

Four experiences that help us understand what it means to be a Christian:

  • A Christian realizes his danger
    • Imagine accidently killing your neighbor
    • He runs to a city of refuge
    • Our sin killed Jesus
    • We are already condemned
  • A Christian runs to God’s refuge
    • God plans salvation
    • You either come God’s way or you don’t come at all
    • These cities were available and accessible to everyone
    • You must flee to the city of refuge
    • Flee to Jesus Christ
  • A Christian rests in safety
    • When you trust Jesus as your Savior you can rest in safety, God’s Word says so
    • No one can pluck us out of God’s hand
    • There is a trial and Jesus dies for us
    • Our High Priest is always there to intercede for us
  • A Christian rejoices in God’s sufficiency
    • God provides for us
    • God gives us righteousness, a shoulder to bear our burden, fellowship, protection, heights of God’s blessing, and a new citizenship.
    • When you trust Jesus you get more than you bargained for

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