Sometimes, we follow God because we love Him and want to do his will. At other times, we may be at risk of believing His word not because we love Him, but because we love the blessings we get from God. To find out what really motivates us, love for God or love of blessing, […]
Abraham has been waiting for God’s promises: a son by Sarah, a land of his own, and descendants more numerous than the stars in the sky. In this morning’s sermon, we see the first promise being realized: Isaac is born, the son through Sarah; but his infancy is described in just 7 verses, with […]
When God and Abraham debate what might happen to Sodom, was Abraham wrangling with God for concessions to prove that God is a righteous and just God? That’s the traditional view. In this sermon, we hear what it is to be just and righteous – and full of compassion and mercy, as we see God […]
In Genesis 18: 1-15, Richard shows us how God dealt with Sarah, the wife of Abraham. She doubted God’s promise, by laughing; why did she do that, and what did it mean? How do we – and God – respond to the paradox of wanting to believe God, but at the same time doubting His […]
Have you ever made a huge mess of life? A life-changing mess that can’t be undone? Meet Sarai, a woman who ran straight into a horrible mess of her own creation. She hadn’t yet got what God had promised, so she tried to fix it in her own way and caused complete chaos in her family […]
What are we waiting for? In God’s plan, it seems that we are often waiting, either for God to act or to reveal Himself, or for the time to be right to do something. In this sermon, Caleb Woodbridge looks at Abraham’s attitudes and actions whilst waiting for God to grant him the realization of […]
God called Abraham to follow Him into a land he did not know, to have a son when he was too old, and to be an example of living by faith. In this message we explore what it means to be called to walk by faith to go places that we do not know, to […]
A casual reader of Genesis might start to get worried when they get to Genesis 5! What can a list of names possibly teach us about God? And with all this death, is there any hope left for humanity?