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March 4, 2018

Then I bowed my head and worshipped the Lord… who had led me by the right way… GENESIS 24:48 The “I” speaking here is Abraham’s oldest servant. The “right way” that he mentions is the remarkable finding of a wife for Abraham’s son Isaac. And the worship flowing from a grateful heart is in response...

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February 25, 2018

All these people were still living by faith when they died. HEBREWS 11:13 ‘Til death do us part. It’s a well-known part of the marriage vows, hinting at the eventual reality of becoming a widow or widower. This coming week in our Genesis preaching series, Abraham faces the challenge of burying his 127 year-old wife...

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February 14, 2018

Some time later God tested Abraham. GENESIS 22:1 Does that verse make you tense up? We know as Hebrews tells us, that “the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” So why Abraham? And why now? Hasn’t he already been tested enough? Jon Bloom, a staff writer...

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February 11, 2018

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 CORINTHIANS 4:17 They had waited for what seemed like forever, and now, at last, Isaac was born to a very old Abraham and Sarah. This time when Sarah laughs, it is the kind of laughter that...

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January 28, 2018

The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? JEREMIAH 17:9 The Bible is full of examples that back up this claim. Adam and Eve, Saul, David, Uzziah, Samson, Judas, Demas. We probably don’t need the Bible to bear out this truth – our own lives have proven it to...

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January 21, 2018

“Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?” GENESIS 18:17 He didn’t, as we found out last week. God and Abraham negotiated over the point at which the city would be spared, but the righteous were too few. It was too late. The sin of Sodom had become the point at which...

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January 14, 2018

“Even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.”  LUKE 11:8 When is the last time you could be accused of shameless audacity in regards to your prayer life? What is...

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January 7, 2018

Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. ACTS 17:11 Why is Luke so enthusiastic about the Berean believers? Apparently they delighted not only in the hearing of...

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December 17, 2017

“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel…” LUKE 1:68 Remember how the angel Gabriel appeared to Zechariah while he was offering priestly prayers for the people? And remember how exuberantly the angel announced the good news that Zechariah was about to become a father in his old age? Remember how Zechariah totally wiffed...

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December 10, 2016

Luke tells us that “at that time Mary got ready and hurried” to where Elizabeth and Zechariah lived. Wouldn’t you have loved to have been there, as the old woman Elizabeth (with John the Baptist in her womb) welcomed the girl Mary who was carrying the long-awaited Messiah inside her young virgin body? Elizabeth had...