This week we will explore a life lesson with Isaac as he struggles with what to do with fear. One option was to react the same way his father Abraham did and lie. Sometimes we choose to react to life the same way our parents did, in both good ways and bad. Listen and see how we can break the mold of generational mistakes.
The Patriarchs is a three lesson series about the three great Patriarchs or fathers of the Old Testament. Before Jesus, before the prophets, before Moses, before the Nation of Israel, God communicated with mankind through Patriarchs, particularly, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
This first Patriarch, Abraham, got it all started as God began His plan to redeem mankind from their sins. Abraham was the starting point. What can we learn from this great Patriarch as God called Him to follow Him.
The Greatest Motivation for giving our life to God is God's Grace (Romans 12:1). But there are some other benefits that can give us motivation too. Romans 15:13 lists them for us. Listen to the message today as we discuss the Benefits of Grace.
Opinions - we all have them. God designed us to all think differently and so we all have our own opinions about, well, everything. But somethings are not opinion, they are truth. God's Word is truth and in it there are some things that God calls all of us to agree on, like Jesus, faith, grace, salvation, hope. These could be called Essentials. Then there are things that are not found in God's Word, like preferences, styles and tradition. These are non-essential. They might be important to us, but God has taken no side one way or the other. What do with do with Opinions? Listen and find out how Paul called the Romans to deal with opinion matters in the 1st century church.
The Big Mo is God's Mercy and Grace. That's what MOtivates us to follow Jesus. What is the appropriate response to God's Grace? Paul tells us that it is offering our body as a living sacrifice. What is a living sacrifice? Let's talk about it in, The Big Mo, Part 2.
In Chapter 9, Paul Laments over the fact that most of his fellow Jews rejected Jesus. Was God unfaithful to Israel by not rewarding them with salvation just because they were is chosen people? Paul explains why God was faithful to them, yet salvation for Jews and non-Jews can only come through Jesus.
The Jews didn't understand God's plan for them, His decision to require them to accept Jesus just like everyone else. Sometimes we don't understand God's plan for our lives. But if we will just trust Him to know what's best, we can find our purpose no matter where we find ourself in life.