Genesis 20-21 – God Preserving Abraham

Mark the form of the promise, And I will remember my covenant. God does not say, ‘And when you shall look upon the bow and you shall remember my covenant, then I will not destroy the earth,’ but it is gloriously put not upon our memory, which is fickle and frail, but upon God’s memory […]

Posted on: February 25, 2016 - 10:00PM

Genesis 18:19-19:29 – The Great Mercies of God

In Genesis chapter 18, we see the great mercy of God on display. The people of Sodom, just like us, deserved to be punished for their sin. Like us, they deserved the wrath of God. And yet, we see here in this scene, Abraham pleading with God to have mercy and each time God says […]

Posted on: February 18, 2016 - 10:59PM

Genesis 18:1-15 – Is Anything Too Hard For God?

God’s great plan of redemption—his plan to gain a people for his name from all the nations and tribes and languages, a people who trust him and love him and follow him—that plan took a decisive turn with the calling of Abraham and the great promise in Genesis 12:2, “I will bless those who bless […]

Posted on: February 11, 2016 - 10:00PM

Meditation for Preparation – Discipleship

Disciple-making is an intentional process of evangelizing non-believers, establishing believers in the faith, and equipping leaders. “Make disciples” implies intentionality and process. Disciple-making doesn’t just happen because a church exists and people show up. It is a deliberate process. Considering the modifying participles of “going . . . baptizing . . . teaching” help us […]

Posted on: February 4, 2016 - 10:00PM

Joy in Evangelism

Joy in Evangelism … sadly, this phrase is a contradiction to many followers of Jesus. Yet this past Sunday in Luke 10, we noted two motivations for faithfulness in our evangelism that work to ensure we experience joy in the privilege and responsibility of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with others. Those two […]

Posted on: February 2, 2016 - 12:20PM