Abraham Father of all Believers (10)

Sodom: A matter of perspective? Scripture Readings Genesis 19 Introduction Dear brother and sister in the Lord, Perspective on something is important.  One’s perspective is formed by many experiences and inputs. Ask me about horse riding, and I remember the I tried it.  I nearly fell off and the next day was torture.  My perspective on … Continue reading Abraham Father of all Believers (10)

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Abraham, the Father of all Believers (9)

See, I make everything new Scripture Readings Romans 4:16-25 Genesis 17:1-19 Introduction When I went to high school I met a giant.  He was in year eleven and stood six foot and 10 inches tall in his shoes.  When he finished school at the age of eighteen, he was a full seven foot tall.  In … Continue reading Abraham, the Father of all Believers (9)

Abraham, Father of all Believers (8)

The God who sees Scripture Readings Acts 10:30-48 Genesis 16:8-15 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, There are certain types of people I don’t particularly like. There are those who openly hate God and mock his Son, Jesus Christ. I add my voice to that of David when he says, Do I … Continue reading Abraham, Father of all Believers (8)

Abraham Father of All Believers (7)

Do not be wise in your own eyes Scripture Readings Galatians 4:21-5:6 Genesis 16:1-7 Introduction Dear fellow believers, Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England, had his portrait done by Sir Peter Lely.  Lely had the skill of painting away the not so flattering features of the royals, but when commissioned to do Cromwell’s painting,  … Continue reading Abraham Father of All Believers (7)

Abraham the Father of all Believers (6)

God’s unilateral agreement of grace Scripture Readings Galatians 3:6-18 Genesis 15 Introduction Dear family of God, It is impossible for the sinking swimmer to negotiate with the lifesaver agreements before he is rescued.  At that point in time the lifesaver is in charge; the troubled swimmer is in need.  To survive he needs to obey … Continue reading Abraham the Father of all Believers (6)

Abraham, the father of all believers (5)

The battle belongs to the Lord Scripture Readings Hebrews 7:1-10 Genesis 14:1-24 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, It was told of Charles William Eliot, once president of Harvard University, who had a conversation with a campus labourer who said: “There is not much difference between men, but the little difference there … Continue reading Abraham, the father of all believers (5)

Abraham the Father of all believers (4)

Alone, but with God Scripture Readings Hebrews 6:13-20 Genesis 13:5-18 Introduction A Sunday school teacher asked if any of his students could remember an instance in Scripture of anyone making a bad decision. “I do,” replied a boy, “Esau made a bad decision when he sold his birthright for a mess of pottage.” A second … Continue reading Abraham the Father of all believers (4)

Abraham the father of all believers (3)

A straight blow with a crooked stick Scripture Readings Matthew 14:22-36 Genesis 12:9-13:4 Introduction It happens slowly, gradually:  we enjoyed the glow and presence of the God who called us out of darkness to his wonderful light.  There was a time that we found ourselves on cloud nine:  we cherished the goodness of God’s grace … Continue reading Abraham the father of all believers (3)

Abraham, the father of all believers (2)

Pilgrim through a barren land (audio file will be posted here) Scripture Readings Acts 7:1-8 Genesis 12:1-9 Introduction My dear brother and sister in the Lord, Someone said in a writer’s conference. “If you want to write, put glue on the seat of your pants and sit in a chair!” He said no amount of … Continue reading Abraham, the father of all believers (2)

Abraham, the father of all believers – Grace and promise

Scripture Readings Hebrews 11:8-10 Genesis 11:27-12:8 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, today marks the first in a series of sermons on Abraham, the father of all believers.  Our series will take us through episodes in the life of Abraham and his responses to the covenant grace of God. The challenge of every … Continue reading Abraham, the father of all believers – Grace and promise