This past weekend we saw that Abram's faith was tested following his initial embrace of God's promise. When famine came to the land he went to Egypt and deceitfully schemed in order to save his own skin, which actually brought additional complications to his situation. But we saw that God's faithfulness endures despite our failures. God delivers Abram in fulfillment of the promise, demonstrating that salvation depends on the faithfulness of God. This means we can trust Him, we can rest in His promises, and we can have hope in the face of crisis.
Listen to When Faith Falters
PREPARING TO HEAR
This week's sermon will be from Genesis 13. Take some time this week to read and reflect on the narrative - how it connects to chapter 12, and how it relates to our lives. Consider the following questions as you read:
- How is Abram's reaction to this new crisis differ from his response to the famine in ch12?
- How does God respond to Abram's faith?
- How might we learn from this story as we seek to walk by faith?
- What promises of God should guide our decisions?
- How does God's faithfulness to Abram point us to the saving power of the gospel?
Pray that God would speak to us through His word, that our hearts would be receptive, and that God would be glorified in our gathering.
PREPARING TO SING
Below are the songs we will singing together on Sunday. Use this as a resource to learn unfamiliar songs, to meditate on Christ-centered truth throughout the week, and teach your children songs that will fill their minds and shape their hearts.