Genesis 22:1-14, John 8:46-59: Abraham, Isaac, and Jesus

The life of Abraham forces us to face several facts.  First, is his faith.  Many years earlier, God told him to leave his home and family and travel to an unknown land.  Revealed to Abraham, who is now an old man, is the promise to become the father of a son.  The wrinkle in this […]

Genesis 22: Where is the Lamb?

As Americans, being depressed usually bothers us more than having sin and guilt.  Let’s contrast the difference.  Depression is so commonplace that anti-depressants are on the list of most-prescribed drugs.  But when it comes to sin and guilt, few are beating down the church door to confess their sins.  This is true even in the […]

Genesis 26:1-14: Find Your Rest in God

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  So the Bible starts.  But by the second chapter, you’d think the only place on earth that mattered was the Garden of Eden.  That’s where all the action was taking place. Of course, on the face of the earth were many beautiful and delightful places […]

Midweek Advent Services

This year’s midweek Advent services will focus on the Old Testament Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Through their lives, we will learn how they pointed forward to Jesus Christ. Our midweek services will be on December 5, 12, and 19 at 1:00 and 7:00 PM.  The order of service will be Evening Prayer (yes, even […]

Lent 5: Genesis 22:1-14

God asked Abraham to do the unthinkable: “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah.  Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will point out to you” (Genesis 22:2-3).   Isaac was the son of the promise, the one born […]

Lent 4: Galatians 4:21-31

Abraham had two sons: Ishmael and Isaac.  They were both sons of Abraham, but there was an enormous difference in how they came to be born!  Do you remember the promise God made to Abraham?  God told Abraham that he would be the father of a nation with as many people as the stars in […]