Sermon Series
  • 1. The Last And Best Laugh

    Contributed on Feb 24, 2001
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    Sarah’s laughter at being promised a son in her old age.

    They say, “Laughter is the best medicine.” When was the last time you had a good laugh? I’ve had a little more time to think about this question, so I’ll share my answer. Earlier in the week we had a little evening picnic with some friends and at times laughed our heads off. I don’t even ...read more

  • 2. True Love's Ultimate Test

    Contributed on Feb 24, 2001
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    the faithfulness of Abraham in his willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac.

    Have you ever had your love tested? The true love test comes when the person closest to you says “If you truly love me, you’ll…” You’ll buy me that 3-carat diamond ring. You’ll give up smoking. You’ll take me to Hawaii. You’ll pick up after yourself. You’ll spend more time with me. Some true ...read more

  • 3. Lessons Learned In Egypt

    Contributed on Feb 24, 2001
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    How Abraham’s trials in Egypt led him to wisdom in Canaan

    “Most lessons in life are learned the hard way.” You can be warned and taught about a danger or encouraged to do the right thing, but personal failure can be the most powerful teacher. When I went out to buy my first car, I was warned by my parents to be very careful, to shop around, to research, ...read more

  • 4. It's No Joke

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2001
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    Abraham and Sarah’s disbelief in God’s promise of a son.

    Have you ever made a bold prediction or set a high goal, only to have someone laugh at you and say: “you’re joking, right?” I believe the modern colloquialism used by teens today is “Yeah, right” with more than a hint of sarcasm. When Joe Namath made his fearless prediction of a ...read more

  • 5. Backsliding

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2001
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    Abraham’s lack of faith in God’s care for him leads him to sin

    We started out this series on the life of Abraham using the illustration of the “trust walk.” A “trust walk” is a game we played at camp where we’d have kids partner up, blind-fold each other, and lead their blind-folded partners on a trust walk through the woods. Abraham began his trust-walk ...read more