Learn From Abraham
1. Embrace God’s tests
-“After some time”- once Abram fully embraced this miracle child
-Vs 2 Take your son…
Why does God test us?
-James 1:2,3 To make us more spiritually mature
-Count it all joy…we may not like the trial, but we should
-Example: Grant and Sarah had to leave Africa quickly
-no fun! But wow how they grew to trust God, each
other, and the whole body of Christ!
-Our ONLY HOPE is in God, not in any person or thing on earth!
-No person or thing is worthy of our worship
-Tests lead us to depend on God more, know Him better!
2. Obey right away
-Abram got up the next morning to obey God- didn’t wait
-Abram already knew that…
-God gave Isaac to carry on Abram’s family line
-Gen 17:15, 19 and Gen 21:12b
-vs 5b “we’ll come back to you”
-vs 8 “God himself will provide the lamb”
-Hebrews 11:17-19 Abram believed God could resurrect Isaac!
-Why don’t we obey God immediately?
-We aren’t walking by faith day by day
-We forget God’s promises
-We outthink God- nothing is impossible with God!
-James 2:26 faith without works is dead
3. Expect God to show up
-vs 11 The Lord called him- Abraham! Abraham!
-Abraham was intent on fully obeying God’s command
-vs 12 God commends Abraham for his complete trust
-vs 13 THEN Abraham saw the ram for the burnt offering
-Abraham found the God’s substitute after he completely
-We will never begin a relationship with Jesus until we
Completely trust Jesus to be our substitute
-vs 14 Abraham calls the place “The Lord will provide”
-Do you have mile markers on your spiritual life road?
-are there times and places where you met God
In a new and unique way?
-How has God provided for you?
-instead of by worldly ways or irresponsible debt
-note: some of you won’t invest in the Capital Campaign
improvements because you aren’t trusting God
with your money- Your possessions possess you!
-tested faith discovers something new about God
What is your next step today?
How is God testing your faith?
-God’s Holy Spirit speaks through prayer, Bible study, godly counsel and circumstances
Who needs to help you take your next right step?
-use the Connection Card
-meet with our Prayer Team
-contact us online
How to Walk Through Chaos, Part 1: Stick With Jesus
How we do live in a world that seems to be falling apart? Today's message is entitled "Stick with Jesus" and is the first in a series entitled, "How To Walk Through Chaos."
Part 1 Stick with Jesus- our Savior
Part 2 Study God's Word- our map
Part 3 Connect with God's Church- our family/team
Part 4 Serve one another
Part 5 Share the Good News
November 3, 2019: Sometimes, we cause the storm. Sometimes, others start the storm, and we have to endure it, too. Sometimes, the storm just is. In the Bible, God reveals how he uses storms in our live to sanctify us and glorify himself. Over the next four weeks, Pastor Greg Byman takes St Joe through a series of message that unpack principles of how God lovingly shepherds us through the storms of life. Today, we begin with understanding how God used the flood in Genesis chapter 5 to demonstrate his justice and his mercy.
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