Genesis 18 “The Visitor”

While Abraham is at home in Hebron, near the Oaks of Mamre, three visitors make an appearance. Abraham is quick to offer middle eastern hospitality. He seems to realize that these visitors are more than mere strangers. He finds himself playing host to God. Paul tells us to offer hospitality to the stranger, because we […]

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Genesis 17 “Our Covenant God”

God establishes an everlasting Covenant with Abram. God changes Abram’s name to Abraham, signifying that Covenant Relationship changes us. The change will be a process. The process requires our focus, that we might be intentional about following the practices of the Covenant. While we may deviate from the practices of the Covenant, a lifelong focus […]

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Genesis 16 “The God Who Sees Me”

In this message we will discover that our working out of what we think is God’s calling on our lives involves some guess work. We don’t always get it right, but maybe that’s part of the plan. We don’t always see God clearly, but God always sees us. This is a good thing, because God […]

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We want God to be part of our lives because we want better lives. With God, life is better. But better does not necessarily mean free of struggles or even ‘easier.’ As revealed in God’s Promise to Abraham, his descendants would go through great struggles as part of the Promise. Struggles will be part of […]

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Genesis 14 “Relationships as Alliances”

Genesis 14:17-24   When Lot was captured, Abram set out to rescue him from his enemies. In so doing, he happened to help out some of the local kings. When Melchizedek, king and high priest of Salem, offers him his due reward of the land he liberated, Abram declines it. Abram could have owned a large portion of the Promised Land after conquering […]

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