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  1. The Beauty of Zion Psalm 48

  2. Zion of the Jebusites Stronghold of ZION(City of David) 2 Sam. 5:6-9; 1 Kgs. 8:1

  3. Zion of the Prophets Where God dwells with His people [Temple Hill and City] Isaiah 8:18 Jer. 31:6 Amos 1:2 Isaiah 2:3 Temple of Solomon

  4. “You have come to Mt. Zion” (Heb. 12:22) • Rule of God among His people, Psa. 2:6-7; Micah 4:1-4 • Church of Christ, Heb. 12:22-23

  5. Zion: Ruled by GodPsalm 48:1-2 • Jesus Christ rules over His church, Dan. 7:13-14; Eph. 1:20-23 • Citizenship in Zion, Psa. 87:1-3, 5-6 • New birth,Jno. 3:3, 5 (1 Pet. 1:22-23) • Salvation = Born into His kingdom (His church),Acts 2:47; Col. 1:13 • God is our God…we are His people, Heb. 8:10-12

  6. Zion: A Place of RefugePsalm 48:3-8 • Lord is church’s refuge, 48:3; Heb. 13:6 • Trust Him, Psa. 125:1 (Rom. 8:31-38) • Salvation is secure in Christ, Acts 4:12; 1 Jno. 5:11-13 • Enemies of Zion cannot overtake her, 48:5-8 • Church stands victoriously, Dan. 2:44; Matt. 16:18; Rev. 14:1-5 • Keep faith & resist devil, 1 Jno. 5:4; Jas. 4:7

  7. Zion: The Temple of GodPsalm 48:9-11 • Church is God’s habitation, Eph. 2:19-22 • Like OT temple, God dwells with His people in the church, Micah 4:1-2 • Blessings in God’s temple (church): • Grace, 48:9 (Rom. 5:1-2; Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:23) • Authority, 48:10 (Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1:18) • Righteousness, 48:10 (Isa. 62:1-2; Matt. 6:33) • Judgments of God, 48:11 (1 Cor. 14:37) • Praise, 48:11 (Eph. 3:20-21)

  8. Walk about ZionPsalm 48:12-14 • Number her towers, 48:12 • Observation (watchmen), Isa. 62:6 (1); Ezek. 3:17; Acts 20:28 (Heb. 13:17); 1 Pet. 5:8 • Mark well her defenses, 48:13 • Stand against all sin & error, Eph. 6:10-17 • God’s protection (48:3-6), 2 Cor. 10:3-6 • Consider her palaces, 48:13 (Eph. 5:27) • Redemption, fellowship with God, serve as priests, victory, sure hope, Phil. 3:20

  9. God is our Guide For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death.(Psa. 48:14) Are you a citizen of Zion?