Life Goes On

Scripture: Genesis 25:1-11 Title: Life Goes On Structure: Introduction Creation in Genesis 1-11 Creation in Genesis 12-24 Creation in Genesis 25 Conclusion Introduction: This morning we are going to begin with a little bit of Scrabble –         Most of you will know that with Scrabble each player gets to select 7 unknown letters from the…

Rebekah’s Faith

Scripture: Genesis 24:54-67 & John 4:46-54 Title: Rebekah’s Faith Structure: Introduction Faith is trusting without seeing Conclusion Introduction: Today we continue our series on the life & faith of Abraham –         Last week we heard how marriage is an act of God and an act of hesed –         Today we hear how marriage is an…

Marriage

Scripture: Genesis 24:28-61 Title: Marriage – Part 1 Structure: Introduction Marriage is an act of God, serving His purpose Marriage is an act of hesed, providing security Conclusion Introduction: Today we continue our series on the life & faith of Abraham –         Last week we heard about God’s fingerprints and how the Lord led Abraham’s…

God’s Finger Prints

Scripture: Genesis 24:10-27 Title: God’s Fingerprints Structure: Introduction Asking Prayer Listening Prayer Conclusion – Giving Thanks Introduction: Fingerprints are detailed, unique to the individual, difficult to alter and durable over a lifetime. For these reasons fingerprints are one means of identifying people Today we continue our series on the life & faith of Abraham –        …

Loss & Hope

Scripture: Genesis 23 Title: Loss & Hope Structure: Introduction Abraham mourns Abraham buys land Hope for exiles Conclusion Introduction: “The Kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then went and sold all he had and bought that field.”  [1] Today we continue…

Faith Tested

Scripture: Genesis 22:1-14 Title: Faith Tested Structure: Introduction God’s test Abraham’s faith Conclusion Introduction: When I was applying for ministry training with Carey College in Auckland they required us to do some testing –         We were interviewed by a psychologist and by various other people and we had to sit a psychometric test –         I…

With God

Scripture: Genesis 21:22-34 Title: With God Structure: Introduction God is with Abraham Dispute resolution – grace & truth The everlasting God Conclusion Introduction: When I was a boy my Dad was digging in our vegetable garden at home and he unearthed a Maori adze – a greenstone axe head –         It was a very special…