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Nov 3, 2019

Giving Up Your Isaac

11 03 Genesis 22.1-24Download Giving Up Your IsaacDownload

Abraham is faced with a tremendous test of faith. God asks him to give up the son of promise – to son he loved. Everyone of us has an Isaac, someone or something that God is asking us to give up. Essentially it’s not only a […]

Oct 27, 2019

Who Is Your Manager?

The account of Sarah and Hagar depict for us what happens when a person trusts Christ. Sarah casting Hagar out is a picture of our being a new creation in Christ, casting out the old nature. If we are a new creation, have we truly cast out the old? […]

Oct 20, 2019

Kept From Sinning

Abraham does it again. Tries the same failed attempt at pulling the wool over a king’s eyes with a half-truth by passing Sarah off as his sister. Well, technically it’s true, but it’s not the whole truth. It doesn’t work here either. In the middle of the text, verse 6, we read that God […]

Oct 14, 2019

The Light of the World

The theme of our missions conference this year is taken from the hymn “The Light of the World is Jesus”. Our guest speaker, Alex Pashkovets serving with the Slavic Gospel Association challenged us from John 8:12. From this passage he spoke about our responsibility to proclaiming the light of the world, identifying the light […]

Oct 8, 2019

Serving God, Serving Others

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We are living in the “Me” generation, a focus on self and being served. The book of Joshua gives some insight on where service should focus. It is seen in serving others. In this way you serve to God. Journey into the Old Testament where we discover in Joshua about […]

Sep 29, 2019

A Lot to Think About – Part 2

09 29 Genesis 19:1-38Download A Lot To Think AboutDownload

Genesis 19 is a sobering chapter in which some unthinkable actions are pursued and proposed. The focus is on Lot with the backdrop being that of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. His actions are cause for concern as they reveal a heart that was […]

Sep 22, 2019

A Lot to Think About

09 22 Genesis 18:1-33Download A Lot to Think AboutDownload

God appears to Abraham one more time to remind him not only of the promise but that it will happen within the year. Sarah is still filled with doubt as she laughs to herself. But of more importance is the news Abraham is about to […]

Sep 15, 2019

Trials Are the Sails of Faith

09 15 Genesis 17:1-27Download Trials Move the Sails of FaithDownload

If in last weeks passage we learned that we should always trust God no matter how long the silence, this week in chapter 17 we learn that without trials it is difficult to mature our faith. After 13 more years, when Abram is 99, […]

Sep 9, 2019

Shortcuts Are Never Good

09 08 Genesis 16:1-16Download Shortcuts Are Never GoodDownload

It never works out well when try to hurry God up. Sarah is impatient with God’s plan to provide an heir so she offers a solution, not a good one and Abram agrees to it. Sarah’s handmaid, Hagar, has a baby. She flaunts her pregnancy before […]

Sep 2, 2019

Pulling the Weeds of Doubt

09 01 Genesis 15:1-21Download Pulling the Weeds of DoubtDownload

If you garden, weeds are inevitable. They can choke out the plants you want to grow. So if you want a beautiful garden you need to regularly be out pulling weeds. It’s that way with faith as well. For faith to continue to grow you […]