Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 12)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 12: ABRAHAM’S FINEST HOUR ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – IN THIS SERIES OF LESSONS ON THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM WE HAVE SEEN ABRAHAM’S FAITH FALTER A TIME OR TWO, BUT GOD DID NOT GIVE UP ON HIM.  NOW THAT ISAAC THE PROMISED CHILD WAS BORN & HAGAR & ISHMAEL WERE SENT AWAY YOU WOULD THINK ALL WOULD BE SMOOTH SAILING, BUT THERE WAS TO BE ONE MORE TEST AND ABRAHAM PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS. TEXT: GENESIS 22.  2)    GOD TESTS … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 11)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 11: GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – IT HAD BEEN 25 YEARS SINCE GOD CALLED ABRAHAM OUT OF HARAN AND PROMISED TO BLESS ALL THE PEOPLES OF THE EARTH THROUGH HIM.  NOW, EXACTLY ONE YEAR AFTER THE 3 HEAVENLY VISITORS HAD CAME, SARAH GAVE BIRTH TO ISAAC, THE SON OF PROMISE. TEXT: GENESIS 21.  2)    GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES (1-5) A)   A YEAR EARLIER 3 HEAVENLY VISITORS TOLD ABRAHAM THIS TIME NEXT YEAR SARAH … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 10)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 10: GOD DOESN’T GIVE UP ON US JUST BECAUSE WE DO DUMB THINGS ( Pastor Lee Jacson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – SOMEBODY SAID “THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS”. IT IS THE TECHNICALITIES THAT GET US INTO TROUBLE:  INSTEAD OF FULLING TRUSTING GOD & SUBMITTING OUR SELF TO GOD’S PLAN & PURPOSE WE TRY TO WALK THE LINE BETWEEN OBEDIENCE AND DISOBEDIENCE ON THE PERIPHERY OF GOD’S PLAN & PURPOSE.  GOD HAS BIGGER PLANS FOR US, BUT WE MUST LEARN TO WAIT … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 9)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 9: GOD IS A GOD OF MERCY BUT ALSO OF JUDGEMMENT (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – THIS LESSON IS NOT SO MUCH ABOUT THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM BUT WHAT WAS GOING DURING HIS TIMES.  WE SEE EVIDENCE OF THE CORRUPTION & PERVERSION IN ABRAHAM’S TIMES THAT WOULD SEEM TO BE EQUAL OR SURPASS THE DEGRAGATION OF THE MOST CORRUPT & VILE CITIES OF THE MODERN WORLD. TEXT: GENESIS 19.  2)    IS ALL SIN EQUAL IN GOD’S SIGHT? (DOES GOD SEE IN … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 8)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 8: GOD WANTS TO SHARE HIS PLANS WITH US ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THE LORD WILL SHOW UP AND WHAT HE IS UP TO, BUT EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED, FOR HE IS THE LORD!  HE MAKES COVENANT WITH US AND HE REMEMBERS HIS PROMISES EVEN WHEN WE HAVE LONG GIVEN UP! TEXT: GENESIS 18.  2)    THE LORD SHOWS UP AT THE MOST UNEXPECTED TIMES! (1-8) A)   IT WAS JUST ANOTHER HOT SUMMER DAY B)   ABRAHAM WAS SITTING AT THE … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 7)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 7: WE LEARN TO EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED (EXPECT A MIRACLE) ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – WHEN ABRAM LEFT THE UR OF THE CALDEES HE COULD HAVE NEVER ANTICIPATED THE JOURNEY THAT WOULD FOLLOW.  THROUGHOUT THIS JOURNEY WE SEE UNSTEADY GROWTH, YET STILL GROWTH, IN ABRAHAM’S FAITH. IT SHOULD ENCOURAGE US THAT GOD THINKS LONG TERM AND DOES NOT GIVE UP ON US! TEXT: GENESIS 17. 2)    YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD (OR TOO YOUNG, REMEMBER KING … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 6)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 6: OUR IMPATIENCE DOES NOT FORCE GOD TO HURRY UP! ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)      INTRODUCTION – WHAT MAKES THE BIBLE SO CREDIBLE IS THAT IT TELLS THE WHOLE STORY – WARTS & ALL.   TODAY WE SEE SARAI & ABRAM NOT AS HEROES OF THE FAITH BUT AS HUMAN BEINGS, LIKE OURSELVES, WITH ALL THEIR FRAILTIES   THEY HAD GOT TIRED OF WAITING ON GOD AND DECIDED THAT HE NEEDED A LITTLE HELP TO MAKE ALL THOSE PROMISES COME TO PASS. TEXT: GENESIS … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 5)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 5:  LEARNING TO WAIT ON THE LORD (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)      INTRODUCTION –TODAY WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE ON OUR STUDY OF THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM.  LEARNING TO WAIT UPON THE LORD.  HIS PROMISES ARE YEA AND AMEN IN CHRIST BUT WE STILL HAVE TO WAIT ON GOD’S TIMING. TEXT: GENESIS 15. 2)    GOD DOES NOT GIVE UP WHEN OUR FAITH GROWS WEAK (GEN. 15:1-6) A)   SOME TIMES WE CAN HAVE GREAT FAITH FOR SOME THINGS BUT NOT FOR OTHERS.  OFTEN GREAT … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 4)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 4:  GROWING IN THE FAITH – LEARNING TO SERVE GOD & TO SERVE OTHERS ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – IN OUR FIRST MESSAGE ON THIS SERIES WE SPOKE ABOUT THE CALL OF ABRAHAM AND WHAT IT MEANS TO CHRISTIANS TODAY: 1) THE CALL OF GOD IS GOD’S SOVREIGN INITIATIVE, 2) THE CALL OF GOD REQUIRES WE LEAVE OUR PAST BEHIND, 3) THE CALL OF GOD DEMANDS OBEDIENCE, AND 4) RESPONDING TO THE CALL OF GOD BRINGS BLESSING TO US AND OUR FAMILIES AND ALL … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 3)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 3:  GROWING IN THE FAITH – LEARNING TO FOLLOW  GOD WHOLLY ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – IN OUR FIRST MESSAGE ON THIS SERIES WE SPOKE ABOUT THE CALL OF ABRAHAM AND WHAT IT MEANS TO CHRISTIANS TODAY: 1) THE CALL OF GOD IS GOD’S SOVEREIGN INITIATIVE, 2) THE CALL OF GOD REQUIRES WE LEAVE OUR PAST BEHIND, 3) THE CALL OF GOD DEMANDS OBEDIENCE, AND 4) RESPONDING TO THE CALL OF GOD BRINGS BLESSING TO US AND OUR FAMILIES AND ALL OUR … [Read more...]