Standing and Pleading

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** 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 “crossing over” […]

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Unexpected Guests

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** We’ve all had experiences with unexpected visitors. In this part of Abraham’s story, he welcomes some unexpected guests who turn out to be “more than meets the eye.” As we see the hospitality Abraham shows his guests, we’re reminded of Jesus […]

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Sign of the Faithful

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** When Abraham is told to respond to God’s offer of covenant relationship, in addition to walking faithfully and blamelessly, he is told to enact the “sign” of the covenant through the act of circumcision. For generations, this “dividing line” helped the […]

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New Names

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** Our names, to a certain degree, define us. In ancient times, a name often identified a person’s most dominant personality traits. For a long time, our two main characters have been known as Abram and Sarai. All that changes in that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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