Abram is experiencing a time of spiritual revival but now must deal with a situation where his relationship with his nephew Lot has become severely strained. At first reading we might not pick up on the spiritual significance of what is taking place, but God is on the scene and working to accomplish His perfect will in the life of His man, Abram. God is working through His providence to bring events about in such a way that His plan will be accomplished.
I thank God for the honest way the Holy Spirit records events. In the passage before us, God gives us the unvarnished truth concerning Abraham. If the Bible was the product of man it would try to cover over or leave out some things that cast a...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
We begin a series today dealing with one of the most notable men of the Bible. Abraham had his “issues” we might say; just like all men do. Early on in his walk with God he was prone to make decisions that got him in some bad...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This is a beautiful yet very convicting passage of Scripture. Can any one of us make the claim that we fulfill the lofty call of Christ’s words here? Jesus raises the concept of friendship to heavenly heights. We do indeed have a friend in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
How we look at things is very important. We all tend to have our own perspective of things. I may view a situation or an event different than another person does that sees the exact same thing. Like the little parable of the blind men who were...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
What have been God's purposes in His creation? What is He doing in this world? Why did Jesus Christ, God’s Son come to earth when He did and for what reason? Knowing the answers to those questions tells us what we are here for and what we...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
There is wonder in the name of Jesus. That wonder is found in the name, about the name but mostly because of the person behind the name. The Name of Jesus is Wonderful because He is wonderful. Everything about the Lord Jesus Christ is wonderful.
We look one of the prophecies concerning the Lord Jesus Christ. This prophecy tells us that this unique child would be conceived and born of a virgin. We will see this morning that this prophecy given to Isaiah had a temporal (or more immediate)...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
What would you prefer, to grow or wither? To wither means to wilt or shrivel up. To wither is the opposite of growth. Growth, means there is life and vitality. Peter refers to some things in verse 17 that we should “know.” Some things...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
It is obvious that the Apostle Paul never got over what God did in his life. He loved relating how good God had been to him. Paul’s heart comes through in these words to his young friend. "God has been so good to me that I don’t want...[ abbreviated | read entire ]