“…devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching…” (1 Tim. 4:13)

EXPERIENCING THE BLESSED LIFE

Genesis 21:1-7 What does it mean to be blessed?  Pastor Mark explores this question, and delves into the distinctive qualities of God’s blessing as seen in Abraham’s life.  Pastor Mark explains how we experience the blessed life: by trusting God’s timing and responding obediently to God’s revealed will.  The place of favor and blessing is…

REAL FAITH

Exodus 13-14 How do we know if we have REAL FAITH?  As we have been studying the life of Abram and Sarai, we see his progressing faith (Genesis 12:1-9) and his retreating faith (Genesis 12:10-20).  We know despite their faltering at times, they both had real faith.  In this sermon, we see in Genesis 13-14…

THE PORTRAIT OF TRUE FAITH

Genesis 12:1-9.  What does biblical faith look like?  From Abraham’s calling we discover that that true faith is always a response to God’s initiative, (2) responds with obedience to God’s call, and (3) always leads to reverent worship.  Do you see your present difficulties as an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your faith?