Contributed on Jun 21, 2012
In order to activate the promises of God we have to respond to His challenge.
The Great I Will Text: Gen. 12:1-9 Introduction 1. We are going to begin a study of the life of Abraham. 2. Who was Abraham? a. Abraham was a native of Chaldea, and descendant in the ninth generation from Shem, the son of Noah. His father’s name was Terah, and he was born in Ur, ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2012
It's all right to make mistakes as long as we learn from them.
The God Who Uses My Mistakes Text: Gen. 12:10-20 Introduction 1. Illustration: John Maxwell in his book Failing Forward, said, "The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception and response to failure...What does matter is that your life can change if you're ...read more
Contributed on Jul 7, 2012
Mature Christians walk by faith and not by sight.
All That Glitters Is Not Gold Text: Genesis 13:1-18 Introduction 1. Illustration: A family from a remote area was making their first visit to a big city. They checked in to a grand hotel and stood in amazement at the impressive sight. Leaving the reception desk they came to the elevator ...read more
Contributed on Jul 15, 2012
When God makes a covenant with us He makes good the guarantee.
A Covenant of Promise Text: Gen. 15:1-21 Introduction 1. Illustration: In modern times we define a host of relations by contracts. These are usually for goods or services and for hard cash. The contract, formal or informal, helps to specify failure in these relationships. The Lord did not ...read more
Contributed on Jul 22, 2012
We need to learn to follow God and not expect Him to follow us.
Just Get Out of the Way Text: Gen. 16:1-16 Introduction 1. Illustration: Some of us are like the preacher who was on a diet and prayed as he drove to work- "Now, Lord if it is your Will for me not to have any donuts this morning You make sure there are no parking places in front of the donut ...read more
Contributed on Aug 27, 2012
Society calls homosexuality an alternative, but the Bible calls it sin.
A Modern Lesson From the Ancient World Text: Gen. 19:1-29 Introduction 1. Illustration: Billy Graham once said, "If God doesn't judge America He'll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah." 2. Another godly man, who recently passed away, Chuck Colson said, "The ship is sinking. We’re not ...read more
Contributed on Sep 5, 2012
In order to pass the test of faith we have to trust God completely
Passing the Test of Faith Text: Gen. 22:1-18 Introduction 1. Illustration: A small boy came home from school and went straight to his room to pray. His mother had never seen her son do this, so she listened outside his door. She heard him praying softly and then saying, "Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo", ...read more