We like strength, God chooses weakness. We like wisdom, God blesses the foolish things of the world. He loves all the Hagars of the world.
Text: Genesis 16Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
Can God be trusted? More and more I am convinced that this is the fundamental question of life: “Is God good and can he be trusted to do what is right?” If the answer is yes, then we can face the worst that life has to offer. If the answer is no, then we’re no better off than the people who have no faith at all.
Text: Genesis 15Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
In the day of battle you only have two options. You can fight or you can flee. Abraham was willing to fight and that’s why he won the victory. Our only hope is to turn our eyes on Jesus. Hebrews 12:1 exhorts us to fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. He faced the same battle and because of it, he went to the cross.
Text: Genesis 14 / Hebrews 7Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
Lot won in the short run, but his victory didn’t last long. Abraham won in the long run. He got all the land anyway, and he also ended up with the Lord. God gives the best to those who leave the choice to him.
Text: Genesis 13Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
When the famine comes, remember that God has not abandoned you. He sends the famines of life in order to see if you will trust him even in the most difficult moments. We should say, “Here is another opportunity for me to trust God. I wonder what wonderful things he is going to do for me this time.” It’s not easy to say that. Sometimes it takes more grace to stay in the Promised Land than it does to get there in the first place.
Text: Genesis 12:10-20Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)
God asks of us nothing more than he asked of Abraham: That we believe His Word and act upon it. You may say, “But my faith is weak.” I’m sure it is, but God is strong. If you will put your tiny life into God’s mighty hand, he will guide you step by step. If you say, “I can’t see where I’m going,” fear not. The All-seeing God has charted your course and he will lead you to the Promised Land. God is calling you. Will you say yes?
Text: Genesis 12:1-9Sermon Series: Adventures with Abraham (Genesis 12-25)