In the midst of his fears of retaliation from his enemies and the uncertainty of his future, Abraham again has an encounter with the living God whose promises are abundant beyond measure. Abraham must simply take God at His word and he is counted as righteous.
In this episode we examine our own priorities as we look closely at the choices Abraham and Lot make on their way back to Jerusalem. Do we choose to align with Jesus, the "King of Righteousness and King of Peace," or the temporary kings of this world?
After rescuing his captured nephew, Abraham encounters two kings: the king of Sodom and the king of Salem. He refuses to take anything from Bera, but he gives a tenth of all that was his to Melchizedek. Abraham knew that only God deserves glory.
In today's lesson, we'll be taking a look at Lot, and how a decision he made early in the book of Genesis eventually determined his path for the rest of his life. Are you making decisions today with eternity in mind?
If Abraham truly trusted God, his actions in Genesis chapter 12 would have looked very different. There would have been no reason for him to fear for his life, and tell lies to keep himself safe! It's the same for us today. Do we trust Jesus to sustain us when the wells are dry?
Abraham was chosen by God; but he was not perfect by any means. Today we'll look at an account in Genesis where Abraham gets tangled in a messy lie, and faces heavy consequences. We'll see how when we are living in sin, it's impossible to worship God.
Abraham was sovereignly chosen by God. And God blesses him not only individually, but nationally and universally. Are you waiting on a blessing from God, wondering about the delay? We can learn many amazing lessons from the life of Abraham—of faith, obedience, trust, and especially patience.
The story of our marriage is the story of God’s guidance, the story of His favor given to a couple who is least deserving. I know you will benefit from our story because it is not really our story, but God’s story. With gratitude, we invite you into our home so you can share our journey and thanksgiving to God for leading us “all the way.”
When Elijah was completely out of options and even despaired his own life, God was still soveriegn—and provided for each of the prophet's needs in some incredible and unique ways. This week, we continue our study from 1 Kings.
Today we start a new series from 1 Kings chapter 17. What is it that God has planned for us when the brook dries up in our life? Today, Pastor Lutzer gives two important reminders.