God’s comfort

Scripture: Isaiah 40:1-11 Title: God’s comfort Structure: Introduction God’s comfort Conclusion Introduction: This morning we follow the lectionary reading for the second Sunday in Advent –         In case you’re wondering what a lectionary is, it’s simply a list of prescribed Bible readings for each day –         And the Old Testament reading prescribed for today (the…

Interceding for the exiles

Scripture: Isaiah 64 Title: Interceding for the exiles Structure: Introduction The prophet prays for God to intervene Because of who God is (not because of anything Judah has done) Conclusion Introduction: Over the past couple of months we have been working through a series on the life of Abraham, in Genesis –         This morning we…

Confirming the covenant

Scripture: Genesis 17   Title: Confirming the Covenant   Structure: Introduction Confirming the covenant (1-16) o   Naming o   Committing o   Circumcising Abraham’s response (17-27) Conclusion   Introduction: This morning we continue our series on Abram by looking at Genesis 17 –         Last week, in chapter 16, we heard how Abram had a son (Ishmael) through…

Hagar & Sarai

Scripture: Genesis 16   Title: Sarai & Hagar   Structure: Introduction Hagar and Sarai Hagar and the angel Conclusion   Introduction: Over the past few weeks we have been working our way through the story of Abram, in Genesis –         Near the beginning of this series I talked about Abram’s journey of faith (and ours)…

God’s covenant with Abram

Scripture: Genesis 15 Title: God’s covenant with Abram Structure: Introduction Conversation 1 – counting stars (vv. 1-6) Conversation 2 – cutting a covenant (vv. 7-21) Conclusion Introduction: Today we continue our series on the life of Abram by focusing on Genesis 15 –         Last week we heard how Abram went to war to rescue his…

Abram liberates Lot

Scripture: Genesis 14   Title: Abram liberates Lot   Structure: Introduction Abram liberates Lot War in the Bible Abram chooses peace Conclusion   Introduction: You may have heard of the movie, Saving Private Ryan –         Saving Private Ryan is set during the Second World War when the Allied soldiers were fighting in Europe (after the…

Abram & Lot separate

Scripture: Genesis 13   Title: Abram & Lot separate   Structure: Introduction Abram’s choice Lot’s choice God’s choice Conclusion   Introduction: Please turn with me to Genesis chapter 13, page 16 near the front of your pew Bibles –         Today we continue our series on the life of Abram –         Last week we heard how…