Scripture Reading: Acts 5:33–42
A. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was created shortly after the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01.
B. On their website, they recommend preparing a survival kit and making a plan for emergencies, but this won’t save us from terrorism.
C. What can we do to protect our homes against terrorism?
I. Terrorism is not really our chief concern.
A. The real problem is sin (Genesis 3:6; Isaiah 59:1–2; Romans 6:23).
B. While Congress wages war on terror, someone needs to be waging war on mankind’s greatest problem (Matthew 28:18–20).
II. Only God can provide genuine homeland security.
A. When Israel first entered the Promised Land, they found powerful foes on every side (Deuteronomy 7:1).
B. Nonetheless, when God gave the law, He commanded every male to be present in Jerusalem for three annual feasts (Exodus 24:23).
C. God promised to secure their dwellings (Exodus 24:24).
D. God often secured the homes and lives of the Israelites when they were powerless to protect themselves (2 Kings 6:15–23; 19:32–34).
E. God is able to secure our eternal home (2 Corinthians 5:1–2)!
III. There is one plan that is sure to work.
A. We need to make sure that the Lord is always at the center of our family’s plans (Hebrews 10:25; Ephesians 6:4).
B. True homeland security starts with the head of the home as God designed it (Ephesians 5:23).
If you want to know what real security is, follow God’s plan, and He will take care of you, no matter what tragedies this world might bring!