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God will test your faith. For example in Genesis 22 1-14, we see how God tested Abraham. You may ask how are we tested. He gives us challenges (James 1:2-3), commands (Exodus 16:4), Responsibility (Luke 16:11), Conflicts (Luke 17:3-5), Confusion (Hebrews 11:17-19), and College (through teaching us). God tests us to show us that He provides to show us who we are and to show others whose we are.
Talk is cheap. James says that we must do...like Abraham, and Rahab did. Its not enough to know, but we must DO.
Prayer: Living the Connect – Case Study: Abraham March 17, 2013 Text: Genesis 18:16-33; James 5:13-18 Key Thought: To pray for others is to partner with God in the furthering of His plan for them and for us, too. And the Lord replied, “If I find fifty righteous people in Sodom, I will spare the entire city for their sake.” Genesis 18:26, NLT
Jesus, Son of Abraham: Grateful for an Inclusive God
The Love of God never fails and it always pursues. God's desire is that no one should perish, but that all should come to eternal life. Have you found this love?
Israel’s Rejection of the Gospel ● Paul’s Heart for his fellow Israelites: as an Apostle to the Gentiles (vs1-3) ● The Favored Status of Israel: in God’s plan of salvation history (vs4-5) --> Embrace an Intercessor’s Heart: and be well-versed in the OT Scriptures God’s Faithfulness and the Gospel ● The Word of God has Not Failed! – The true children of God are the children of the promise (vs6-9) ● God’s Purpose in Election Prevails! – by His powerful call and because of His covenantal love (vs10-13) --> Trust in God thru Faith in Christ: and humbly worship the faithful covenant-keeping God who has saved us!
What does it mean to be a friend of the cross? What did the cross accomplish? How was the vision of Abram fulfilled on the cross? What disciplines can we use during this season of lent to help us foster our cross-friendship?
So the world’s a messed up place. And as we saw last week, there’s something missing inside of us because of it. We’re not only disconnected from each other, we’re disconnected from our Creator, the author of the story itself. And as long as we remain in that state, it’s impossible for us to experience the fullness of life. Thank goodness our EPIC story doesn’t end there…