Sermon Series
  • 1. Abraham, The Friend Of God

    Contributed on Oct 15, 2004
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    Abraham, the friend of God, was also a frail individual filled with doubts, who occasionally made unwise decisions. He sometimes acted without consulting God for guidance. He was often afraid. But God did not give up on him.

    “Abraham—the friend of God” (introductory message) Hebrews 11:8-12, 17-19 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus Introduction: Abraham is revered by all Jews, Christians, and Moslems; he serves as a common link. He is the patriarch of the Jewish nation, a spiritual ...read more

  • 2. The Call Of Abram

    Contributed on Oct 26, 2004
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    Abram was told to break away from all he had known. God is silent on the details, but He promised to walk with Abram. He filled in the details along the way.

    The Call of Abram, Genesis 12:1-8 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts I’d like to share a typical military experience. I was teaching a Character Guidance class one afternoon to a Company of soldiers from the 519th MP Bn at Fort Meade, MD. About halfway ...read more

  • 3. Conflict And Choices

    Contributed on Nov 5, 2004
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    Abram’s leadership manifests itself in his ability to resolve conflict. Lot’s character (and downward spiral) is revealed in the choice he makes for himself and his family. We can choose to yield our rights when we’re secure in knowing that God will tak

    “Conflict and Choices” Genesis 13:5-18 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts People can be difficult! They’re often unreasonable, stubborn, and self-centered. Working with people presents thorny challenges. We all want to get along, but personality ...read more

  • 4. Abram In Egypt

    Contributed on Nov 5, 2004
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    Our account of Abram’s life shows how God cares about us individually. We discover that God patiently loves us in spite of our failures and often-weak faith. We learn of: 1) the famine--a time of testing; 2) Abram’s “solution” which resulted in failure

    “Abram in Egypt” Genesis 12:10-13:4 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Our account of Abram’s life shows how God cares about us individually. We see this in Abram’s misguided trip to Egypt. We discover that God patiently loves us in spite of our ...read more

  • 5. The Hagar Affair

    Contributed on Nov 29, 2004
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    The birth of Ishmael came about as a lapse of faith. Like Abram & Sarah, we sometimes try to “help God out,” when instead we should be waiting and trusting.

    “The Hagar Affair” Genesis 16 & Galatians 4 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus Massachusetts The Arab world dominates our thinking these days; it’s our major global concern--with the war against terrorism, hostage-taking, beheadings, and the Palestinian uprising in ...read more

  • 6. The Sign Of The Covenant

    Contributed on Dec 31, 2004
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    God renews His covenant with Abram in 2 ways--a name change, and a mark of ownership. Circumcision becomes Abraham’s signature on his new pact with God.

    The Sign of the Covenant” Genesis 17:1-13 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts As we consider our needs and wants, we work out various ways to achieve them. Facing a new year, many of us will make resolutions. Abram had an understandable yearning for a ...read more

  • 7. Abraham's Argument

    Contributed on Jan 12, 2005
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    Abraham and God go back-and-forth as friends, in a cordial and remarkable dialogue, and we see in their exchange the consideration of God. He’s not a tyrant; we can appeal to Him.

    “Abraham’s Argument” Genesis 18:16-33 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts After reading this passage, some of you may be shaking your heads; most of us wouldn’t dream of arguing with God, yet we find in Scripture plenty of examples of people laying out ...read more

  • 8. The Offering Of Isaac

    Contributed on Jan 18, 2005
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    Abraham was never closer to God than when told to sacrifice his son Isaac. Though anguished he was aware of God’s presence and promise. The offering of Isaac is the climax of Abraham’s life of faith; this was his “moment of truth”.

    “The Offering of Isaac,” Genesis 22. Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Abraham was never closer to God than when told to sacrifice his son Isaac. Though anguished he was aware of God’s presence and promise. The offering of Isaac is the climax of ...read more