God Is Our Refuge And Strength

Blessed Hope Chapel Treasure Valley Sermon Podcast by Pastor Nick Pinneri

Episode notes

In the 1950’s an American Olympian named Paul Edward Anderson performed a back lift of trestles, supporting 6,270lbs, which has been said to be the greatest weight ever lifted by a human. What’s cool about Paul Edward Anderson is that not only was he the world's strongest man but he was also a Christian. In 1961, Anderson and his wife Glenda founded the Paul Anderson Youth Home, a home for troubled youth, in Vidalia, Georgia.

In the Scripture, when it refers to strength it’s not primarily talking about lifting huge weights like that of Paul Anderson but an inner spiritual fortitude, a resolve, a courage that can endure life’s toughest battles. As Christians those battles can take on many forms and come in many ways, and though the pain can feel like that of an unbearable weight the Christian who looks to God can sustain it. Though Jesus sa ... 

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