Genesis 23: 1-20; The Death of Sarah

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. Sarah and Abraham were more than husband and wife. They were friends, life companions, and so much more. I cannot imagine how Abraham’s heart broke when his dear Sarah died. Death is never easy. Saying goodbye is hard. But there is the promise from Scripture […]

Genesis 22: 20-24; Nahor’s Sons

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. We are blessed in so many more ways that the people of the Old Testament. Case in point, we know that every child is a blessing from God. In OT times sons were the only thing that mattered. Daughters were not desired. Over time, though, […]

Genesis 22: 1-19; Abraham Tested

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. There are two possible angles for this story. One, there is a cost to our relationship with God. Not in the literal sense that we have to sacrifice children, but in the sense that when we come to God in faith we are required to […]

Scripture and Sermon for May 6, 2012

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. The Scripture lesson for this Sunday is from 1 Timothy 6: 11-16, in which Timothy is given some final instructions by Paul. The sermon is titled ‘Final Instructions’ and will be some final instructions I have for you are we share our final worship service […]

Genesis 21: 22-34; The Treaty at Beersheba

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. It is better to make peace than fight. In Abraham’s time the most common way to deal with land disputes, and other things of that nature, was to fight. Abraham and Abimelek, though, choose to find a peaceful way to settle things. They make a […]

Genesis 21: 8-21; Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. When everything else falls apart God is there to bless. Hagar’s life has turned into a disaster. For a time everything was good. He had a son, through Abraham, which would normally grant her status and protection. But then she is sent away because of […]

Genesis 21: 1-7; The Birth of Isaac

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. Isaac is, quite literally, an answer to a prayer. Abraham and Sarah had been waiting for him for years and years, since even before God made them the promise that they would have a child. God answered their prayers. He gave them the blessing he […]

Genesis 20: 1-18; Abraham and Abimelek

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. Lies and sin sometimes have a pretty big ripple effect. Sarah, I’m sure was not wild about the idea of pretending to be Abraham’s sister (only). And this is not the first time trouble has come to someone else because of this lie Abraham concocted. […]

Genesis 19: 1-29; Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance is the key word here. We know, from the previous passage, that God would have been willing to spare the city of Sodom for only ten righteous people. The problem is, though, that there are not ten righteous people in the city to be […]

Genesis 18: 16-32; Abraham Pleads for Sodom

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. This passage, perhaps more than any other in Scripture, speaks to the power of prayer. Abraham comes to God in payer asking again and again that the city ofSodombe saved. Each time God relents. If God’s mind was unchangeable, what would be the point of […]