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Crossroads Community Church, Waukesha, Wisconsin

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Preached by Elwyn Zimmerman

Out of a Thundercloud

"In your distress you called and I rescued you; I answered you out of a thunder cloud." (Psalm 81:7a)

I. The Majesty of God "out of a thunder cloud."

A. A majesty based on His infinite power

"Who then can understand the thunder of his power?" (Job 26:14b)

"He thunders with his majestic voice." (Job 37:4)

"...the God of glory thunders." (Ps. 29:3)

B. A majesty based on His sovereignty

"From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder." (Rev. 4:5)

II. The Mystery of God

Literally: "I answered you in the hiding place of thunder." (NASB)

Or "in the secret place of thunder." (RSV)

III. The Mercy of God

A. Mercy that strings from His nature

"I answered you..."

B. Mercy that responds to our need

"In your distress you called and I rescued you." Cf. – Ps. 79:8-9

Copyright 2004 Dr. Elwyn Zimmerman