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The Ebenezer Stone: Looking back – Looking forward

The Ebenezer Stone: Looking back – Looking forward

1 Samuel 7:1-13

The Ebenezer Stone:

  1. Reminds us of where we have come from. God turned the Israelites defeat into victory. The Ebenezer Stone is a stone of victory and celebration. We have a huge Ebenezer Stone in our lives – Jesus and the cross (Ephesians 2:1-5; 1 Peter 2:9-10). Church on the Rock/Rock Christian Centre did not have a promising start, but thus far the Lord has helped us.
  2. Reminds us of what God has done for us. God is working His purposes out even when things look like they are a disaster. God knows what He is doing even when we do not understand it. God turned the place of Israel’s greatest defeat (1 Samuel 4:1-2) into a place of victory.
  3. Reminds us of what God will do for us in the future. A memorial stone is for people to see and remember. “Thus far” shows us that there is more to come. He has helped us and will help us in the future.