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sermons tagged 'Abram'

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

A Promise & An Impatient Pregnancy

Genesis 16
Jun 16th 2013

The page has turned, another chapter in the life of the father of faith. My how quickly things can change!

Sarai is tired of waiting, but who can blame her? It's been a long time since God's promise, and still no child. She, like we, took matters into her own hands...read >>

Abram, compassion, downcast, El Roi, Father's Day, fatherless, Hagar, poor, power, Sarai, the Angel of the Lord, understanding, woman at well, Word
Genesis 16, mercy, redemption

Faith Is Right

Genesis 15
Jun 9th 2013

What is your hope to stand before the all-knowing, all-righteous, all-powerful God? That's heavy!

Abram stands before Him in today's passage... but rather than running from God because of his doubts & concerns, Abe runs to God, confessing them and requesting help....read >>

Abram, attribute, count, doubt, faith, fear, impute, insecurity, Jesus, righteousness, sacrifice, trust
faith, Genesis 15, Jesus

Abe's Meeting with Melchy - Part 1

Genesis 14.17-24
May 19th 2013

This one's gonna take two.

Today we'll cover this far-out meeting with Melchy and its impact on Abram. Next week, Lord-willing, we'll cover the character of Melchizedek in greater detail.

For now, we focus on fellowship and the impact God intends it to have on the...read >>

Abram, discernment, faith, family, fellowship, Melchizedek, providence, Salem, Sodom
fellowship, Genesis 14, provision

Faithful Fathers Fight - Part 2

Genesis 14.1-16
May 12th 2013

Having run out of time in the previous sermon, this week we will pick up with the last three verses of Abram's first rescue of his knuckle-head nephew.

Today's three points of application are timely for our nation & its people. May the Lord work His Word & the One...read >>

abortion, Abram, bravery, courage, fight, hope, Lot, planning, strategy, Syria, wisdom
covenant, Genesis 14, salvation

Faithful Fathers Fight - Part 1

Genesis 14.1-16
May 5th 2013

God is transforming Abram the man into Abraham the father of faith & Nations!

There's turmoil in Sodom and that includes Abram's beloved knuckle-head nephew, Lot.

So what is an uncle to do? Perhaps simply allow him to lie in the bed he made himself?

Well, we...read >>

Abram, alien, faith, fight, foreigners, Genesis 14, Hebrew, just, Lot, love, neighbor, protection, respect, Sodom, war
faith, fight, Genesis

How Faith Handles A Family Feud

Genesis 13
Apr 28th 2013

When you work hard for something, it's hard to entrust it to the hands of another. But what when it's a gift? One you didn't deserve, you can't possibly preserve, but will never run out of?

Having learned his lesson in Egypt, we've a different Abram on the scene...read >>

Abram, alter, blessing, Brennan Manning, faith, generosity, Genesis 13, hope, Lot, promise, Promised Land, trust, wait, worship
faith, generosity, Genesis

Blessed Embarrassment

Genesis 12.10-20
Apr 21st 2013

All our pre-Christ lives are spent learning how to live by flesh, not by faith. But then Light breaks into our darkness: death must be unlearned, and Life must be learned!

So, in the process, what happens when flesh meets impossibility, worry and fear? Naturally,...read >>

Abram, Egypt, failure, faith, humility, identity, Pharaoh, prosperity, Sarai, sin, wealth, wife
failure, faith, Genesis 12

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