Temptation,Trials, Testing, and Trust

Genesis

Temptation, Trials, Testing, and Trust

Genesis 22

 

The Passage

             Genesis 22

 

 

Tested By God

 

             – Our faith will be tested – count on it.

                          1 Peter 1:4-7

 

– We’ll never be tempted beyond what we can bear.

1 Corinthians 10:13           James 1:2-4

 

 

Trust: Some Important Principles

  1. Faith isn’t measured by what we believe, but by      what we do.

James 2:14-16

 

  1. We don’t need more faith – we need more obedience

Luke 17:5-6

 

  1. Biblical faith is about trusting God enough to do what He says.

Proverbs 19:3           Proverbs 14:12

 

 

 

GREED & GENEROSITY

Genesis

GREED & GENEROSITY

Genesis 13

 

ABRAM AND LOT

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT GREED AND GENEROSITY

 

  1. Greed is a deadly spiritual poison.

2 Peter 2:6-9      Ephesians 5:5-7

 

 

  1. Lot’s problem wasn’t money – it was the love of money.

1 Timothy 6:9-10      Proverbs 23:4-5     Proverbs 19:22

 

 

  1. Greed flows out of our desire for respect and happiness.

 

  1. Ironically, greedy people are despised and never satisfied.

 

 

  1. The path to respect, satisfaction, and success starts with generosity.

Philippians 2:3-5

 

 

ABRAM: INTO THE UNKNOWN

GENESIS

Abram: Into the Unknown

Genesis 12

 

AN AMAZING CALL

             Genesis 11:27-12:1

 

A GREAT PROMISE

             Genesis 12:2-9

 

A BIG PROBLEM

Genesis 12:10

 

A MESSY MISTAKE

Genesis 12:11-20

 

SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER:

 

–  Half truths are lies.

 

–  Faith is not the absence of doubt.

 

–  God works in the most hopeless situations.

 

 

NOAH AND THE FLOOD

GENESIS

NOAH AND THE FLOOD

Genesis 6-9

 

GOD’S JUDGMENT AND GRACE

 

WHAT WE DON’T KNOW

             –  The flood:

 

             –  The animals:

 

             – The people:

 

WHAT WE DO KNOW

Godly obedience will…

  – Set you apart from the crowd.

 

– Encourage others to follow.

 

– Bring salvation to others.

Godly obedience can get….

Uncomfortable

Smelly

Painful

THE CHOICE WE’RE LEFT WITH

1 Peter 3:18-22

 

CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

GENESIS

CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

Genesis 1:26-28

 

WHO ARE YOU?

            

             –  You are on purpose, not an accident.

 

 

             – You are valuable.

 

 

–  All human life is sacred and must be treated with dignity.

 

 

–  It is God who defines who we are.

 

 

 

A CLEARER VIEW…

 

More of an image of God– less of anything that distorts that image.