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Sermons on Micah
The 4th of 4 messages in the inaugural teaching series of Remnant Church in Richmond, VA.
Peter, one of our two primary teaching pastors, brings the ancient prophets’ words to life so that we might continue to be challenged by it.
A sermon looking at the judgement of God on Israel in Micah's time and the application for us today.
The 5th amendment to the US Constitution affirms the right of every American citizen to own land, and it also affirms that no one can take that land from you without compensationâ€¦including the government. Owning land is one of the rights that is held dear in America. For the most part, America has been built on a premise that agrees with Delmarr Oâ€™Donnell from the movie â€œOh Brother Where are Thouâ€ when he says, â€œ"You ain't no kind of man if you ain't got landâ€ There is a general sense in America that youâ€™ve made it once you finally can buy your own plot of dirt â€“ even it is only .17 of an acre in a neighborhood where every house looks the same. Theoretically, if you own land in America, no one can take it away from you. Well in the OT, we see that God had given His people land and it was divided up among the 12 tribes of Israel. The land was theirs and their families and no one could take it away from them. You could sell that land if you wanted to, but every 50 years during the Year of Jubilee, all land returned to its rightful owner, so as you can imagine, not a lot of buying and trading of land occurred. You would imagine that the people of Israel viewed their owning of land a lot like most Americans do. They thought, â€œThis is my land and no one can take it from me. It is my right to own it, and this is especially true because God gave it to me.â€ This was part of what made up their opinion and view of God. Now last week at Sovereign King, we talked about how the folks of Micahâ€™s time didnâ€™t always think correctly about God. They thought certain things about God that just werenâ€™t true. For example, the people of God trusted their own devices and fortifications for security and they couldnâ€™t imagine God thinking any thing of it. Well, last week, we saw Godâ€™s declaration of judgment against the people of God. We saw God saying that He would tear down the stone walls that His people had trusted in because they trusted those walls and not God. The people also engaged in immoral worship and they didnâ€™t think God was going to do anything about that either. Last week, we saw God say that He would burn up all the profit that His people had earned from their illicit and immoral temple prostitution that had been rationalized as worship. Well, imagine whatâ€™s going to happen to the people of God when they think that no one can take their land from them. This week as we approach the next sermon in our Love Mercy Justice series, we are going to continue to see people with false presuppositions or ideas about God and we will see scripture expose them. These folks are very slow to change their presuppositions and despite Godâ€™s declarations against many of them, they continue to hold them tightly. So, I would like to ask a slightly different question in this sermon this week. The question I want to ask is this, â€œWhat hope do we have of changing our false presuppositions about God if we are so blind that we donâ€™t see them?â€