Sunday school lesson – June 28, 2020

The Lord is On My Side
Psalm 118:6

Dr. H.H. Savage wrote the following:

“Can the sun forget its rising? Can the stars forget to shine? Can the moon forget its duty? Then can God His will resign.

Can the sea forget to roar? Can the waves cease and be still? Can the waters stop giving? Then can God forget His will.

Can the skies above be measured? Can the foes of God prevail? Can a man earth’s structure fathom? Then God’s promises can fail.”

God said to Moses, “Be strong and of good courage; fear not , nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee nor forsake thee.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

Can you say with confidence, “The Lord is on my side.”?

Today let us look at:

A) What gives me assurance.

B) Who gives me that assurance.

C) What happens to the man without assurance.

I. What gives me the assurance?

The Lord is on my side. Read the following in Psalm 34: 4, 6, 9, 18, 19 & 22.

II. Who gives me that assurance?

Read Romans 8:31-35

A) Who can be against us if God be for us? (Verse 31)

B) Who can condemn when Christ has died for us and is risen again? (Verse 31)

Having died with Him, we are now risen with Him. To them that are in Christ— there is no condemnation— neither by God, man, angel, or devil.

C) Who can lay anything to our charge when God has justified. (Verse 33)

D) Who shall separate us from the love of Him who gave himself for us. (Verse 35) Jesus said, “I have given unto them eternal life, they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand.”

III. What happens to the man without the assurance that the Lord is on his side?

The rich young ruler had money, position, friends, rank, social status, and youth. However, he was missing the Lord in his life. (Luke 18:18)

All the money, position, friends, rank, social status, and youth were by his side instead of the Lord. How sad that is.

And then there was the rich farmer who had it all— but Jesus. (Luke 12:16-21)

What is life-like without Christ being by your side? Without Christ, what do you have?


Christ is the Way — Men without Him are like Cain, wandering vagabonds.

He is the Truth — Men without Him are dead in trespasses and sin.

He is the Light — Men without Him walk in darkness and know no whither they go.

He is the Vine — Men who are not in Him are withered branches prepared for the fire.

He is the Rock — Men not built on Him are carried away by the flood on judgment.

He is the Bread and Water of Life — Men without Him will hunger and thirst throughout all eternity.

He is the Alpha and Omega — Men without Him have neither beginning of good nor end of miseries.

Is there any happiness without Christ by your side?

Not in unbelief—

Voltaire was an infidel of the most pronounced type. He wrote: “I wish I had never been born.”

Not in pleasure—

Lord Byron lived a life of pleasure, if anyone did.

He wrote: “The worm, the canker, and the grief are mine alone.”

Not in money—

Jay Gould, the American millionaire, had plenty of that. When dying, he said: “I suppose I am the most miserable man on earth.”

Not in position and fame—

Lord Beaconfield enjoyed more than his share of both. He wrote: “Youth is a mistake, manhood, a struggle; old age a regret.”

The Lord is on my side— I will not fear. What can man do unto me?