Acts 13:22 (NIV) "...I have found David... a man after my own heart..."
Jer 16:19 (Jer) Yahweh, my strength, my stronghold, my refuge in times of distress!
Is 4:5-6 (Jer) Yahweh will create, over every house on Mount Zion and over those who assemble there, a cloud by day, and by night smoke with the brightness of flaring fire, for over all will be the Glory as a canopy and tent to give shade from the heat, refuge and shelter from the storm and the rain.
Is 25:4 (NIV) You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat...
Heb 2:12-13 (Wey) As when He says: "I will proclaim Thy name to My brothers: in the midst of the congregation I will hymn Thy praises;" and again, "As for Me, I will be one whose trust reposes in God."
Mt 23:37 (NIV) "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem... how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing."
Is 28:16-17 (NIV) So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed. I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line."
Is 60:13 (NIV) "The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the pine, the fir and the cypress together, to adorn the place of my sanctuary; and I will glorify the place of my feet."
John 17:11-12 (NIV) "...Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name--the name you gave me-- o that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me..."
Ps 15:1 (NIV) Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill?
Col 3:3 (Jer) Because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God.
Re 2:17 (NIV) He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna.
Ps 27:4-5 (NIV) One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.
1Cor 3:9,16-17; 6:19 (NIV) For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building... Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple... Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.
2Cor 5:1 (NIV) Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
Eph 2:21-22 (NIV) In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
Mat 1:21 (NIV) "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
Ps 5:11 (Jer) ...Joy for all who take refuge in you, endless songs of gladness! You shelter them, they rejoice in you, those who love your name.
Heb 1:3-4 (NIV) The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
Acts 2:21 (NIV) "And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
John 20:31 (NIV) But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Acts 17:28 (NIV) "For in him we live and move and have our being..."
Col 1:17 (NIV) He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Clothed in Him
Gal 3:27 (NIV) For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Rom 13:14 (NIV) Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
Rev 3:18 (NIV) "I counsel you to buy from me... white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness..."
Structure & Principles
Col 3:16 (NIV) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Eph 5:19-20 (NIV) Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Cor 14:26 (NIV) What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.
Ps 119:97-98,111 (NIV) Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies... Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
Ps 1:2 (NIV) But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Zeph 3:17 (NIV) "The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
Worship and Readings
Kent Henry Psalm Series:
- Ps 5 those who refuge in you rejoice; protect as a force field (5) •
- "Trust in You Rejoice" (3) ••
- Ps 27 the Lord is my light and salvation, whom shall I fear; I am not afraid (6) ••••
I Bow to the Lord of All Glory" (3)
- Ps 34 bless at all times (6)
- Ps 46 god is our refuge (4) ••
- Ps 63 my soul thirsts for you; sanctuary strength and glory (4) ••••
- Ps 84 how amiable your dwellings, my soul longs for the courts (4) ••
- "All That I Want" (3) •
- Ps 91 dwells in the secret place under the shadow, refuge and fortress (5) •••
- "Be My Portion" (4)
- Ps 103 Bless the Lord O my soul, who redeems from destruction (5)
- Ps 127 except the Lord build, vain to rise early, children heritage (4)
- Ps 149 sing to the Lord a new song, shout hallelujah, beautify the meek (2)
- Ps 149 "Let the Saints Be Joyful" (2)
Suggested Play Order: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Kent Henry Seeking The Sanctuary:
- Jer 29:13 "You Shall Seek Me" (6) •
- Dn 9:17-18 hear prayers, Je 29:11 plans, Ps 34:8-10 taste and see, Ps 103:3-5 glory and triumph, Ps 9:9-11 refuge for the oppressed (4)
- "O Most High" (5) ••
- Ps 24:3-6 who shall ascend, Ps 14:2 looks down, Hb 11:6, Ho 10:12 sow with a view (3)
- Interlude (2)
- Is 55:6-7 seek while He may be found, Ps 119:2 happy are those Dt 4:29 seek find (1) •
- "In the Sanctuary" (8) ••
- "You are my Hiding Place" (5) ••••
- Ps 27:4-8 one thing, Lm 3:24-26 my portion, Ps 63:1-4 you are my God (5) •
- Interlude (1)
- Ps 119:2 blessed are you, Zp 2:3 maybe shelter (1)
- Ps 84:1-4,10-11 "How Lovely Your Dwelling Places" (heart and flesh sing for joy) (8) ••
- Zc 8:20-23 inhabitants Is 26:8 following Ps 20:1-6 answer in distress (2)
- "A Sheild About Me" (7) •
Suggested Play Order: 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 1, 3 Related Dialog on The Secret Place