Cave of Shame

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** This message explores the final scene of Lot’s life within Scripture. After (finally) fleeing from Sodom, Lot finds himself in Zoar… but not for very long. Eventually, we find him in the mountains, in a cave, and the events that unfold […]

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Leave or Perish

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** Listen in as we explore the well-known passage of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. We’ll be discussing the layers of sin for which God judged these cities harshly. And, we’ll trace the main thread of the story: Lot and his […]

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Violence in the Vineyard

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** In the sixth (and final) sermon of the Tell Me a Story series, we look at the Parable of the Tenants. Jesus uses this parable to teach the people shortly before the final events of his life play out. On the […]

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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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