Last Sunday we worked through Genesis 15 together in our time of worship. The narrative not only recounts the unique experience of Abram, but also reveals universal principles that are true at all times. We are reminded that faith is difficult and rarely static - we must receive the word of God and look to the covenant ratified at the cross to strengthen our faith. We also focused on the precious truth that it is only through faith that we are made righteous. God alone does the work of salvation. And finally, we saw that fulfillment of God's promise may include difficulty and delay, but this does not mean God has forgotten us. Let's ponder these truths this week and prayerfully seek to respond in faith to our faithful God.
Listen to Faith and God's Covenant
PREPARING TO HEAR
This week we will be looking into Genesis 16. Please read the chapter this week and consider the following questions:
- In what way is faith being tested?
- What sin is evident??
- What are the consequences of unbelief?
- How is God portrayed in contrast to the people involved?
- How does the character of God bring comfort and hope to those who have been mistreated?
Please pray with me that God would give us understanding of His word, faith to believe all it says, and grace to obey all it commands. Pray that the Holy Spirit would apply the words to our hearts and use it to change our lives. Pray that any unbelievers among us would see the grace of God on display and believe.
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.