October 28, 2019
October 22, 2019
In spite of all the failures of Abraham’s family, God remains faithful to His promises. God uses Joseph to keep the covenant promises that He gave to Abraham. It is not a story of Joseph’s capabilities, instead it is a story of God’s faithfulness to His promises.
October 14, 2019
While Abraham clearly had profound faith, he also has moments of failing to live up to fully-trusting God. He accepts Hagar to produce children from him, lies about his wife etc. His family continues this tradition of struggling through Isaac and Jacob. However, God’s covenant with Abraham remains steadfast. We all struggle at times in… Read More »
October 7, 2019
Abraham begins the personal faith journey for God’s people. His intimate relationship with God points to our intimate relationship with Christ. His faith- even though he did not see the outcome during his earthly life- empowered him to leave the safety of his homeland and follow God. Eventually, all nations are blessed by Abraham’s descendant,… Read More »
September 23, 2019
God not only created the world, but when humanity continued to digress, God re-created the world! This is good news! If God can re-create the entirety of creation, then He can re-create us too! He can speak to our chaos and make us new creations in Christ!
September 16, 2019
Creation was perfect. No death, no destruction and a simple, easy life. However, God had given humans authority. The ability to choose. Once tempted to be like God, they chose to step out of the created order and seek equality with the Creator. Their imperfection, their selfishness changed the whole of creation. Perfection cannot live… Read More »
September 9, 2019
Creation points to a Creator. As our Creator, God is to be honored above all things. Plus, Creation speaks to how God operates. God spoke order into Chaos! Years later, we need God to continue to speak order into our chaos. The great news is, He demonstrates at Creation His desire to do so! His… Read More »
August 27, 2019
Jesus expects us to love everyone- even those who would call themselves our enemies. This fearless love is modeled by Jesus on multiple occasions, but most clearly at the cross. He died even for those who would reject Him. He died so that all people could come to Him because He loved fearlessly! We are… Read More »