Covenant Keeper

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** Until this point in the narrative, all discussion of the covenant has centered on what God has done, is doing, or will do in the future. Abram has only been asked to trust, look at the sky, and observe as God […]

Continue reading

To Be Seen

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** This week… In this series, Called to Cross Over, we will be studying the life of Abraham. This imperfect patriarch was a person called to “cross over” in many ways. The word “Hebrew” is even linguistically tied to the idea of […]

Continue reading

Desperation Frustration

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** In the aftermath of Abram’s doubt and frustration, to which God responded with the starry sky and covenant vision, it is now Sarai’s turn to voice her desperate frustration with God’s inactivity. It’s been 10 years of waiting, and she’s had […]

Continue reading

Prove It

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** The conversation between God and Abram continues. After already reaffirming his promise of a son, God now addresses the other necessary piece of the “great nation” equation: land. In this covenantal moment, God reveals himself in some unique, and frankly strange, ways. What […]

Continue reading

Believe

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** In the wake of a tremendously courageous move to rescue his nephew, experiencing the blessing of God in the process, we might expect Abram to be overflowing with confidence, joy, and faithfulness. But, that is not the case. Abram still struggles […]

Continue reading

Truly Free

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** When we’ve been there ten thousand years Bright shining as the sun We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise Than when we’d first begun In his final sermon of the Amazing Grace series, Pastor Pete shares some interesting details surrounding this […]

Continue reading

What Will Stand?

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, The sun forbear to shine; But God, who called me here below, Will be forever mine. When we sing verse 6 of Amazing Grace, we focus on the idea that everything in this earth is […]

Continue reading

Protection and Provision

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** Moving on to another verse of Amazing Grace, this sermon focuses on the ideas of protection and provision that we see in the phrase “He will my Shield and Portion be.” As we live under the banner of God’s grace, he provides […]

Continue reading

Dangers, Toils, and Snares

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** This week, we looked at verse 3 of Amazing Grace and focused on the idea that the Christian life is not one devoid of trials. We looked at Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians in which he details some of his […]

Continue reading

Storms of Fear

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** This week, we looked at verse 2 of Amazing Grace and focused on the idea of fear. Fear is a powerful emotion, and we examine what it means to be free of fear in Christ. We look at the story in […]

Continue reading