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Salvation Stories in the OT: God Provides the Substitute

Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said,“but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lambfor the burnt offering, my son.” Introduction As children, we are often taught Bible stories emphasizing the stories’ characters….

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Romans 4:1-25: A Faith Like Abraham’s

A Catchy Tune Did you grow up singing this catchy tune? Father Abraham had many sonsMany sons had Father AbrahamI am one of them and so are youSo let’s just praise the LordRight arm Father Abraham had many sonsMany sons had Father AbrahamI am one of them and so are youSo let’s just praise the…

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Sermon Notes: The Story of the Kingdom

“Stories are often wrongly regarded as a poor person’s substitute for the ‘real thing’, which is to be found either in some abstract truth or in statements about ‘bare facts’. … Stories are a basic constituent of human life; they are, in fact, one key element within the total construction of a worldview…. Tell someone to…

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Sermon Notes: The Kingdom Restored

Our pastor, Paul Kemp, continued on Sunday with the theme, The King and His Kingdom. He reviewed the past week’s sermon on the pattern of the kingdom established in Genesis 1, God’s rule through God’s people over God’s place. In that review, he shared the creation mandate: We were created to live and thrive under…

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Meeting at the well!

Where do men go to find a potential date, a woman they might like to marry? Where do women go? I’m grateful not to be in today’s dating scene. But I assume they meet over common experiences, church, work, hobbies. Maybe in coffee shops? Even online! Ron and I did not live in the same…

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Hebrews 11:8-22: Enduring Faith 2

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with…

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