Genesis 20:1-8; Genesis 20:9-18 Key verse: 2 Tim. 2:13 Big idea: Just when Abraham’s faith had been looking really good (confirming covenant, praying for Sodom), he suddenly gives into fear and puts his blessing at risk. Our actions often have consequences, but God’s plans will succeed no matter what.
Psalm 22:1-21; Matthew 27:32-50 Title Verse: Psalm 22:1 BIG IDEA: Jesus enters the human experience and suffers for us, fulfilling God’s purpose to restore us to him.
Genesis 18:16-33; Genesis 19 Key verse: Luke 17:32 Big idea: Lot has become part of a wicked city. He longs for them to know God, but rather than influencing them, they influence him and his family. He’s spared because of his faith in connection to Abraham, but his fraternising with Sodom leads to disaster. Where […]
Psalm 21; Ephesians 1:1-14 Key Verse: Psalm 21:1 Big Idea: God has given victory to his chosen King and so all his people, and he brings ruin to the enemies of King and his people.
Genesis 18:1-15; Hebrews 11:8-12 Key Verse – Genesis 18:14 Big idea: Sometimes we wonder if God really has washed away our sin, if God really has raised Jesus from the dead, and if God really will send him back again. We don’t follow a small God. Nothing is too difficult for him. He will do it.
Key Verse – Psalm 20:7 Psalm 20, Colossians 2:6-15 BIG IDEA: In the fight and struggle of life, we depend on God’s victory that he brings by his anointed King Jesus.
Genesis 17; Romans 4:1-12 Key verse: Genesis 17:7 Big idea: Abraham circumcises his family, as an expression of his faith (Gen. 15:6). Circumcision is a reminder of God’s promise, not a meritorious act … but we often treat it like it is.
Psalm 19, Colossians 1:15-23 Key Verse: Psalm 19:1 Big Idea: God is revealed in nature to show his glory to all and in Scripture to show his people his will, and this revelation shows us our need for forgiveness.
Genesis 16; Luke 1:26-38 Key Verse – Genesis 16:2 Big idea: Sarai believed God’s promise of blessing, but thought she should try and bring it about herself (we’ve been there before!). The result was devastating. Sometimes we try to realise God’s kingdom through our own efforts, but like Sarai, the results can be devastating.
Key Verse: The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. Psalm 18:01-29; Psalm 18:30-50