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sermons tagged 'Abraham'

Hope For A Very Broken Family Tree

Matthew 1.1-17
Mar 8th 2015

Are you honest about your past? Jesus is. He knows it all: past, present & future.

Matthew is on a similar mission of exposing the reality of your sinful past, present & future. Well, not just yours, but mine, and even his own, and lots of other people's too!

He...read >>

Abraham, Christ, David, family tree, genealogy, grace, hope, human condition, Jesus, King, lineage, Matthew, royal descent, sin
hope, Jesus, Matthew

The God of Abraham, and Isaac

Genesis 25.1-11
Nov 10th 2013

The first couple of sections of this chapter read like Abraham's obituary. God's plan to continue His covenant faithfulness is shifting from Abraham to his son, Isaac.

Various other details about Abraham's life are introduced here, including the addition of another...read >>

Abraham, death, humble, humility, Isaac, Jesus, legacy, parenting, prayer, preparation
blessing, Genesis, parenting

Grace Beyond the Grave

Genesis 22.19-23.20
Sep 22nd 2013

Ever had God's plans not line up with your own? Perhaps it was a life-altering event, like the loss of a family member as happens to Abraham in today's passage. It certainly isn't without its tension. God made promises, but now the patriarch's family members are...read >>

Abraham, death, God, Hittites, hope, humility, integrity, retreat, Sarah, testimony, trust
death, faith, Genesis 22

Father & Son Worship - Part 2

Genesis 22.13-18
Sep 15th 2013

Today we'll wrap up one of the most memorable passages in all of Scripture, beginning with the ram God provided for sacrifice, caught by his horns in a nearby thicket.

Not only did Abraham get his son-sacrifice back untouched & unharmed, he also received a...read >>

Abraham, call, faith, follow, hope, hope, Isaac, Jesus, lamb, Moriah, obedience, ram, sacrifice, trust
faith, Genesis, sacrifice

Father & Son Worship - Part 1

Genesis 22.1-12
Sep 8th 2013

"First You take great pains to build my faith in Your promise. Then You provide him. And now You want me to sacrifice him?"

Though we'd expect these words of Abraham, we don't read them anywhere in our passage today. Surely he thought them at some point during the...read >>

Abraham, call, follow, hope, hope, Isaac, Jesus, lamb, Moriah, obedience, ram, sacrifice, trust faith
faith, Genesis, sacrifice

Presence & Peace

Genesis 21.22-34
Sep 1st 2013

Abraham meets with Abimelech for the second time in this passage. This time, his reputation preceded him. Abimelech remembered two things 1) God was with him, and 2) he wasn't very trustworthy. Wow! What a first impression.

Well, fortunately for Abraham, indeed the...read >>

Abimelech, Abraham, Beersheba, covenant, God, Gospel, grace, Israel, Jesus, peace, presence, well
covenant, Genesis, peace

Judaism, Islam & Jesus

Genesis 21.14-21
Aug 18th 2013

Where is your hope? Perhaps it's in technology? or maybe in bio-chemistry & medicine? Or maybe you've got your religion to provide the peace you need? So how's that going?

In today's passage we're presented with a bunch of different options, but only one delivers...read >>

Abraham, alone, Christianity, faith, Hagar, hope, Ishmael, Islam, Jesus, Judaism, life, lost, Mecca, Paran
Genesis, hope, religion

The Patience & Persistence of God

Genesis 20
Aug 4th 2013

Has the Lord ever faithfully yanked back on your chain? Perhaps He sovereignly let it out just far enough to remind you of your great need of Him, of your sin, bringing you to repentance again.

If that sounds familiar, you're in good company with father...read >>

Abimelech, Abraham, grace, humility, intercession, marriage, ministry, prayer, purity, repentance, Sarah, sin, sovereign
Genesis, grace, sovereignty

Interceding & Knowing God

Genesis 18.16-33
Jul 14th 2013

We cannot help but live by what we know & understand. Therefore, how important it is to know God! We base our entire lives upon what we believe. In today's passage, Abraham is drawn closer to God through intercession, but stands to gain the most by learning of God's...read >>

Abraham, intercede, justice, mercy, patience, righteous, wicked
Genesis 18, intercession, justice

Outright Obedience

Genesis 17.15-27
Jun 30th 2013

A 100 year old dad, maturing in the faith has his spine strengthened in the covenant promise that Sarah will carry a son. No joke!

Having been instructed by God to be cut or risk being cut off from His promise earlier in the chapter, Abraham takes action. A shaky...read >>

Abraham, covenant, faith, fathers, hope, Isaac, Ishmael, laughter, promise, Sarah, son
covenant, Genesis 17, Isaac

Leaving a Legacy That Lasts

Genesis 17.1-14
Jun 23rd 2013

We all want to make a difference and leave a legacy that lasts. When God calls Abraham in Genesis, Abraham responds with trusting faith. God blesses Abraham so that he will be a blessing. God calls him into His mission of redemption and restoration. God promises him...read >>

Abraham, Abram, covenant, faith, hope, Jesus, legacy, name, nation, promise
covenant, Genesis 17, legacy

Faith Has Feet

Genesis 11.27-12.9
Apr 14th 2013

As far as we know, Abram was minding his own business when God called him from pagan idolatry to faithful obedience. God commanded, Abe obeyed. It's that simple!

Simple? Yes. But not without struggle & difficulty. Abram would meet opposition almost immediately, but...read >>

Abraham, Canaan, courage, faith, obedience, pagan, promise, trust
faith, Genesis 11, Genesis 12, obedience

A Family Toward Faith

Genesis 11.10-26
Mar 24th 2013

This genealogy is different. Chapter 10's is a segmented-genealogy: to tell of all the different families were connected (or not). Chapter 5's is a linear-genealogy, like the one in this passage. But there is still one emphatic difference between those two. Genesis...read >>

Abraham, Abram, death, genealogy, hope, life, lineage, Noah, Palm Sunday, promise, salvation, Shem
faith, genealogy, Genesis 11

I Am

John 8.48-59
Aug 22nd 2010

Brace yourself: Jesus is speaking again!

If you thought He may have been beating around the bush before, He leaves no doubt this morning. In today's passage, after a couple of warnings, Jesus states very clearly who He is.

So how do you think the populace...read >>

Abraham, death, Eternal, glory, I Am, Jesus, judge, life, stone
Gospel of John, John 8

Know the Truth

John 8.31-38
Aug 1st 2010

Ever wonder if all "Christians" are true Christians?

Today we meet up with a pack of "believers", but Jesus is quick to distinguish them from the truly faithful. How?

Join us this week as we peer into the Truth that can set captives free!read >>

Abraham, free, Jesus, set you free, slave, Son, truth
Gospel of John, John 8

One Work

John 7.19-24
May 30th 2010

What's so marvelous about Jesus?

In a day of political loop holes and self-justification, Jesus speaks truth... straight truth: no spin, no trickery, no doubt... just Truth. Using their own legacy and laws, Jesus reveals His heart of God that His enemies are...read >>

Abraham, circumcision, fathers, glory, John 7, Moses, one, Sabbath, work
Gospel of John, John 7