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Passing the Baton

Have you ever seen Jesus with the eyes of faith? Behold the Son of God. Fix your eyes upon him. Gaze upon his beauty. As the song says, “Look full in his wonderful face and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace.” Those who look to him will never be disappointed and like Abraham of old, they will rejoice and be glad forever.

Text: Genesis 25
Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
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Death of a Princess

In many ways we stand exactly where Abraham stood 4000 years ago. The people of God still die one by one. I still do funerals every year for people I know and love. Like Abraham, we too have not received the fulfillment of everything God has promised for us. And the point of Genesis 23 is still true today. We die, but the promises of God live on after us.

Text: Genesis 23
Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
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The Ultimate Test

Our Heavenly Father leads us along the pathway of complete trust in him. Slowly but surely we discover that the things we thought we couldn’t live without don’t matter as much as we thought they did. Even the dearest and sweetest things of life take second place to the pleasure of knowing God. In the end we discover that he has emptied our hands of everything and then filled them with himself.

Text: Genesis 22
Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
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How to Make Peace with Your Enemies

Peace never just happens. Someone has to go out of his way to make peace. That is why Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers”—not the peace-wishers or the peace-hopers. In a world torn by strife and fueled by hatred, we need Christians who will step into the breach as true peacemakers.

Text: Genesis 21:22-34
Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
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God’s Good vs. God’s Best

God will be no one’s debtor. You’ll never regret anything you give up for Jesus. Not in this life or in the life to come. But the saddest people in the all the world are those who cling stubbornly to what they have because they dare not give it up for God.

Text: Genesis 21:1-21
Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
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Anatomy of a Backslider

Are there hidden areas of your life where you have harbored sin in your heart? Have you coddled sinful tendencies and made excuses for sinful habits when instead you should by the Spirit put to death the deeds of the flesh? If we are not ruthless with ourselves, we stand in danger of doing exactly what Abraham did.

Text: Genesis 20
Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
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From Sodom to Oak Park

Sodom still lives today—not just outside but on the inside. There’s more than a little Lot in each of us. What he did we can all too easily do ourselves. We can follow Abraham or we can go the way of Lot. If we forget his story, we will almost certainly repeat his mistakes.

Text: Genesis 19
Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
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A Few Good Men

Don’t mistake God’s patience for unconcern. He destroyed Sodom! He will one day cast you into Hell. Your only hope is to turn from your sin and cast yourself on Jesus Christ for mercy to forgive your many sins. His blood can save, but even Christ’s blood is of no avail unless you trust him with all your heart.

Text: Genesis 18:16-33
Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
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When God Comes to Dinner

What do you believe deep in your heart? Is there anything to hard for the Lord? Anything in your life so big that he can’t handle it? You already know the answer is no, but I’m asking it in a different way. What problem seems so impossible that part of you doubts that God can take of it?

Text: Genesis 18:1-15
Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
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God of the Impossible

In whom are you trusting to take you to heaven? After all, salvation is not a what; it’s a who. The issue is your relationship to Jesus Christ. Let me give you five simple words that can take you all the way from earth to heaven. Here they are: Only Jesus and Jesus only. Only Jesus can save you so put your trust in Jesus only.

Text: Genesis 17
Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)