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
Genesis 15; Romans 4:16-25 Key Verse – Genesis 15:6 Big Idea: Abraham believed God would fulfil his promises, not by his own works but by faith. This is the foundation of the Bible’s whole message.
Psalm 17; 1 Peter 2:13-25 Key Verse – Psalm 17:1 BIG IDEA: David prays on the basis of his innocence and the love of God, a prayer that is fulfilled in Christ, and model for our own prayers.
Genesis 13; Genesis 14 Key verse: Genesis 13:714b-15 Big question: Our eyes can be deceiving. Lot takes what looks good. Abram trusts God, and God blesses Abram through the mediator Melchizedek. With God’s blessing, he can resist the fleeting offer of human wealth. What about you?
Psalm 16; Acts 2:22-39 Key Verse – Psalm 16:2 Big Idea: Our true joy and delight is found in God and the Lord Jesus Christ, and this gives joy to the rest of life.
Genesis 11:27-12:9; Genesis 12:10-20 Key Verse – Genesis 12:7a Big question: We have great promises in Jesus, but when the hurdles of life come we’re tempted to try and realise them on our own. God’s gracious when we blunder. Is he being gracious to you tonight in calling you away from your own efforts and […]
Psalm 15; Hebrews 10:11-25 Key Verse – Psalm 15:1 Big Idea: God invites us to enjoy his hospitality and live with him in Christ and that changes us.