Genesis 12:1-3. Abraham’s life is a journey. Along the way God gives him some tests. He passes some, fails others, which reveals that our heroes of faith were not squeaky clean, they made mistakes. There were times when Abraham blew it. The same tests God gave Abraham he also gives us. Sometimes we blow it. Why are we so surprised by that? We make some good choices and we make some bad choices. God understands we’re human…dust, people of flesh, and we are going to blow it from time to time yet He still loves us and is committed to us. Abraham’s tests have one thing in common, God wants to know, “Will you trust me?”
Living a God Pleasing Life: What makes God happy? The Bible says that, “God rewards those who diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6. What does it mean to “diligently seek Him” and are there ways that we can do that, that are more effective than others? What many Christians sadly misunderstand is that God isn’t into religious activities or performance-based Christianity. O.K., so what then does God really want from us? In this sermon series Pastor Barry will answer that question by looking at Biblical Characters whose lives were pleasing to God.