“As human beings, we discover that love can come to us in many ways, but the greatest love – God’s love, comes to us only in Christ. Using His example in response to the suﬀering and aﬄicted, there is no exploitation of hurting souls. In Christ, we do not dehumanize people regardless of their circumstances. We see no one person or persons as pitiful or victims, but as someone to love at the very moment of attention. There are many gifts that Christ came to earth to give to us – but this is the one gift that He asks us to give to one another. When we learn to love this way, we learn to see one another diﬀerently. How we perceive and view one another is critical to understanding the love that Christ came to give us.”
“Look up, your redemption is drawing near. something different from what you see daily will happen. Just be aware, be watchful, wait just another short moment. Wait and something quite new will break over you: this is our great hope, God will come.”
Historical facts around the birth of Jesus, the Messiah, include Matthew’s recounting of the wise men from the East who followed the Star of Bethlehem to worship the new King of the Jews. Would you travel almost 1,000 miles on a camel with no other directions? How far would you go to find the Messiah?
The final test of Abraham’s faith was unimaginably difficult for a father who dearly loved his long-awaited son of promise. Although impossible to understand why God would command him to sacrifice the son of promise, Abraham did not hesitate – he had learned to fear and trust God more than he trusted himself and his own reasoning.
At the Reunion Church, we celebrate a faith-filled Thanksgiving, grateful for our Precious Savior and a community of faithful believers.
Looking for churches in Peoria, AZ that provide in-depth Bible teaching? Dr. Stephen Isaac digs deeply into God’s word and presents it in context with direct application to our daily lives. This series, “Now I Know”, examines the life of Abraham, and his faith-testing journey from Abram to Abraham, the father of many nations.
As tensions escalate, many are asking “why is Israel is important to the world”. There are centuries old keys that unlock this ancient mystery. It starts with this Bible verse in the Book of Genesis:
“On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates, the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites and the Jebusites.”
Genesis 15:18-21 ESV
If you are searching using the phrase Bible teaching church near me, you must love the truth of God’s Word. So do we! At the Reunion Church, we are deeply committed to being students of Scripture, learning to read God’s Word in context and then accurately apply it to our lives and share it with the world around us.
Abram’s story in Genesis 12-22 is indeed the story of faith, faithfulness, and learning to righteously fear and trust God. The story restores within us the reality that Abraham the patriarch and paragon of faith that we read of in the book of Hebrews struggled, just like we do. He struggled to reconcile God’s promises for the future with very difficult in-the-moment experiences requiring complete trust and faithfulness to God.
This week, as we continue to learn about faith in God, we delve into Week Two of our sermon series titled “Now I Know: Faith, Faithfulness, and Learning to Righteously Fear and Trust God.” We explore the pivotal moment when God called Abram to leave his homeland and family to become a stranger in the land of Canaan.
At the age of 75, Abram exercised faith in God, and embarked on his incredible journey of faith, taking with him his wife, Sarai, and his nephew, Lot. It’s this decision to bring Lot along that intrigues us. Why did Abram make this choice? Read more…