Sermon: God’s Will, My Way

As we have journeyed through the story of Abram, we have seen some amazing promises from God. But the story of Abram and Sarai is largely the story of the long wait for these promises to be fulfilled. In this way it foreshadows the long wait of Israel for the messiah and the long wait…

Sermon: Walking the Bloodpath

Please pray with me: Sovereign LORD, I pray that out of your glorious riches you will strengthen us with power through the Spirit in our inner being so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith. I also pray that all of us gathered here, being rooted and established in love, may have power…

Sermon: The Rescue of Lot

Outside of the names of Abram and Lot, few of us will recognize the names we will hear in our passage this morning. As we continue the story of God in the story of Abram, we are entering a dark and murky chapter. It is dark because Genesis 14 is the first story of war…

Sermon: Nostalgia or Promise?

What do you have eyes to see? When I first got glasses, one of the tests they give is the Ishihara test. They put up a bunch of color-dotted plates and you try to see numbers within them. I have a couple here on the screen. What do you see? I can’t see anything there.…

Sermon: The Rescue of Sarai

At the Reformed Church of Stout, we believe every word in the Bible is a gift from God to us in order to reveal himself, his will, and his mighty acts of salvation. For this reason, one of our common practices is to preach straight through large sections of scripture without skipping a verse. If…

Sermon: The Call of Abram

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to the book of Genesis. Genesis is the first book in the Bible, Genesis chapter 12, beginning in verse 1. This morning we will be beginning the story of Abraham. More accurately we will be beginning the story of God’s redemption through Abram. Abram, whose name…

First Glance: Genesis 15

“Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed the Lord; and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness. – Genesis 15:5-6 Growing up, the story of Abraham was one of my favourites. I had several cassette…