IN REFLECTION

On Sunday we looked at two powerful rhetorical questions in Genesis 18 that reveal the nature and character of God. Why is this so important? It is in seeing and knowing God that that our faith in God is strengthened. God draws near to visit Abraham and Sarah, revealing both His power and justice to them. In this way He is strengthening their faith and shaping them into the kind of people who will be able to walk with Him. He has also drawn near to us in Christ to reveal His power, justice and mercy at the cross.

Listen to God of Power and Justice

IN PREPARATION

A WORD TO PARENTS

On Sunday we will be working through the story of Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19, which deals with some of the saddest and ugliest events in Genesis. The subject matter will include homosexuality, rape, and incest. Though I will strive to be as discreet as possible, the text will at be read and those elements acknowledged. If you are uncomfortable talking about those things with your kids (which wisdom may dictate), we are planning to open our children's ministry to accommodate extra/older children. Please feel free to make use of this option if you feel your children are not ready yet to be exposed to this material.

PREPARING TO HEAR

This week's sermon will be from Genesis 19. Take a few minutes to read the passage and consider the following questions:

  • What contrasts do you see between Abraham and Lot?
  • What does this story reveal about the nature of sin?
  • What does this story reveal about the character of God?
  • How might these truths shape our lives today?

PREPARING TO SING

Below are the songs we will singing together on Sunday (including one that is new to us). 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.