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Abram Rescues Lot (Genesis 14:1-24)

INTRODUCTION After a "trial of abundance" in which the land was not big enough to accommodate both Abram and Lot's possessions, Abram graciously offered to let Lot choose whatever portion of the land of Canaan he wished to dwell in. Instead, Lot chose to leave the land of promise and dwell near the beautiful (but ungodly) city of Sodom. MAIN POINT Love inconvenien...

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Abraham and Lot Separate (Genesis 13:5-18)

After failing to trust God to provide for him in famine and a disastrous trip to Egypt, Abraham returns to the land of promise and worships God again. Back in Canaan, he now faces a new test....

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Fear and Deception (Gen. 12:10-13:4)

INTRODUCTION In obedience to God’s costly call, Abraham left his family and homeland to go to a new land that God would show him. Upon arrival, God promised to give this land to Abraham’s offspring. In response, Abraham worshipped God....

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The Anatomy of God's Call (Gen. 12:1-9)

After the flood, God told Noah and his descendants to “the fill the earth” (Gen. 9:1). Instead, they proudly settled in one place and attempted to build the tower of Babel (11:1-9). In judgment, God confused their language, causing them to separate from one another and form the nations of the earth (Gen. 10). Following the account of Babel is a genealogy (11:10-32) tha...

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Discussion Guide: Jude 1-16

INTRODUCTION Jude's short letter has been called by at least one scholar as the "most neglected book in the New Testament." That may be due in part to how short it is and its being tucked away near the back of the New Testament. Nevertheless, this short letter contains God's very words which are given to us for our good, and therefore we should pay close attention to it. ...

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"Here We Stand" - Study Guide

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In the study guide below, you'll be able to follow along with us as we look at the tenets of the Reformation and how they impact us today....

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"Genesis: Out of Eden" - Study Guide

After God created the world, after Adam and Eve sinned, then what? Join us for our sermon series on Genesis 4-11 as we see how sin escalates from Cain and Abel through the flood to the Tower of Babel. You can pick up a hard copy on Sunday morning if you prefer. Many Community Groups take a break during the summer, so this is a great resource to encourage and equip you to ...

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Build Your House on the Rock (Matt. 7:24-29)

In this final section of the Sermon on the Mount so far, Jesus has used a series of contrasts to demand a response from his audience. They are to choose the narrow road as opposed to the wide road (7:13-14), listen to true teachers as opposed to false ones (7:15-20), and to do God’s will over and against merely professing to love him (7:21-23). Jesus turns to one more co...

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Two Messages, Two Teachers, and Two Followers (Matt. 7:13-23)

Every good sermon closes with a call to action. Having established what life in the Kingdom of Heaven is to look like (Matthew 5:17-7:12), Jesus now invites us to choose whether we will follow the path he has laid out in this Sermon or the way of the world. ...

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Motivation for Prayer (Matt. 7:7-11)

After instructing his followers not to judge others, Jesus begins to close out the main body of the Sermon on the Mount with an appeal for his followers to regularly approach their heavenly father in prayer....

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