Notes from today’s sermon on the above passage. Hoping these words follow me through into the moments, hours and days ahead and don’t just convict on Sunday.
A promise is only as good as the character and ability of the One making the promise.
God promised Abraham a multitude of offspring and that he would be an heir of the world to come
We cannot make ourselves acceptable to God, we CANNOT DO anything to save ourselves
Our ONLY hope is GRACE thru FAITH (Eph 2:8-10) ‘By GRACE you have been SAVED thru FAITH’
Our belief is a gift of grace from God to us, received by faith.
Christ did what I could never do for myself, He gave Himself that I might live, He died so that I might be set free.
Your salvation rests on the grace of God and His grace never changes.
My faith often wavers but His grace never changes. Salvation doesn’t depend on how strong our faith is or the amount of faith that we have. It is about what God has done, not what I have done.
‘The core issue of your faith is the object of your faith’ D.A. Carson
We can put our faith in the One who gives life to the dead (Abraham’s body, Sarah’s womb)
God is the One who calls into existence the things that do not exist. He IS the God of the Impossible!
vs 18 ‘in hope he believed against hope’ believed when completely impossible
Will you trust the promises of God not to harm you but to make you holy?
He is at work for your good and His glory.
Our faith is far from perfect, but our faith is in a perfect God
Heb 11:13 He was ‘fully convinced’ despite never seeing it come to fruition. Not everyone will see the promises given them fulfilled in this lifetime
I am declared holy and righteous because of what HE HAS DONE!