November 22, 2023
on November 22nd, 2023
Hebrews 11:17-18 (HCSB)17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He received the promises and he was offering his unique son, 18 the one it had been said about, Your seed will be traced through Isaac.Tracie Joiner God had promised that his seed would be traced through Isaac.  We see Abraham act out faith in God that shows his confidence in the promises of God. Abraham trusted the ...  Read More
November 21, 2023
on November 21st, 2023
Genesis 22:9-19 (HCSB)9 When they arrived at the place that God had told him about, Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood. He bound his son Isaac and placed him on the altar on top of the wood. 10 Then Abraham reached out and took the knife to slaughter his son. 11 But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” He replied, “Here I am.” 12 Then He sa...  Read More
November 20, 2023
on November 20th, 2023
Genesis 22:1-8 (HCSB)The Sacrifice of Isaac22 After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he answered. 2 “Take your son,” He said, “your only son Isaac, whom you love,go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.” 3 So Abraham got up early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took with him two ...  Read More
Connect Lesson for November 19, 2023
on November 19th, 2023
Choices and Consequences God’s Word has timeless principles to help us make decisions.Key Truth: Our Choices Reflect Our Priorities (Genesis 13:1-18; 19:15-22)Key Truth:  Our Choices Impact Others (Genesis 14:1-16; 18:20-33)Key Truth:  Our Choices Always Have Consequences (Genesis 19:1-38)Family Connection: Continue the discussion after church! What is the easiest thing for you to focus on? What i...  Read More
Questions for the Week
on November 18th, 2023
 1.  Is there an area of your life where you are being disobedient to the Lord?  Ask God to examine your heart and show you where you need to repent.2. Review Luke 17:28-33 and Genesis 19.  How are the descriptions similar?  How is that similar to our culture today?3.  Abraham interceded for Sodom.  Who do you now who is not prepared for the judgement?  Are you interceding for them?  Are you makin...  Read More
November 17, 2023
on November 17th, 2023
Psalm 51 (HCSB)A Prayer for Restoration 1 Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithful love; according to Your abundant compassion, blot out my rebellion. 2 Wash away my guilt and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me. 4 Against You—You alone—I have sinned and done this evil in Your sight. So You are right when You pass sentence; You are...  Read More
November 16, 2023
on November 16th, 2023
Genesis 19 (HCSB)The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah19 The two angels entered Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at Sodom’s gate. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them. He bowed with his face to the ground 2 and said, “My lords, turn aside to your servant’s house, wash your feet, and spend the night. Then you can get up early and go on your way.” “No,” they said. “We would rather spend ...  Read More
November 15, 2023
on November 15th, 2023
Genesis 18 (HCSB)Abraham’s Three Visitors 18 Then the Lord appeared to Abraham at the oaks of Mamre while he was sitting in the entrance of his tent during the heat of the day. 2 He looked up, and he saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them and bowed to the ground. 3 Then he said, “My lord, if I have found favor in your sight, please do n...  Read More
November 14, 2023
on November 14th, 2023
Genesis 14 (HCSB)Abram Rescues Lot 14 In those days Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim 2 waged war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, as well as the king of Bela (that is, Zoar). 3 All of these came as allies to the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Dead Sea). 4 They ...  Read More
November 13, 2023
on November 13th, 2023
Genesis 13 (HCSB)Abram and Lot Separate 13 Then Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev—he, his wife, and all he had, and Lot with him. 2 Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. 3 He went by stages from the Negev to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had formerly been, 4 to the site where he had built the altar. And Abram called on the name of Yahweh there. 5 Now L...  Read More
Sunday Connect Lesson for November 12, 2023
on November 12th, 2023
Abraham Trusted God Salvation comes by faith in Christ, not by good works.Key Truth: God Blesses Those Who Trust and Obey Him  (Genesis 12:1-9)Key Truth: God Wants Us to Trust Him When Things Don’t Seem to Be Working Out (Genesis 15:1-5)Key Truth: We Are Given Right Standing With God by Faith  (Genesis 15:6)Family Connection: Continue the discussion after church! Who was Abraham? What is faith?...  Read More
Questions for the Week
on November 11th, 2023
1. Why did God seek to start a Covenant with Abraham?   2.  Biblically, faith is considered a belief and trust in God based on evidence but without total proof. What causes us to pick and choose what we will totally trust God with or just rely on ourselves.   3.  In these chapters we have talked about faith and what it means to trust in the Lord. What are 3 things that you have been trying to do o...  Read More