The Life of Faith: Owning Your Journey

February 19, 2012 to May 13, 2012

 

 

The Life of Faith

How well does your faith hold up when you have no clear direction and an unknown outcome? We'll see from Abram's example that faith isn't dependent on our circumstances, but is produced through our obedience.

Date: 02.19.2012
Speaker: Tim Hawks
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Scripture: Genesis 12:1-9

Resorting to Trick Plays

When we fail to trust God and instead resort to "trick plays," things can go terribly wrong. Can we learn to believe in a faithful God who always keeps His promises?

Date: 02.26.2012
Speaker: Tim Hawks
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Scripture: Genesis 12:10-20

Choosing the Benefits of God's Promises

God made some incredible promises to Abram, but He's also made wonderful promises to us. Do we know what those are – and do we believe God to keep His promises?

Date: 03.04.2012
Speaker: Russell Johnson
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Battle on the Inside

Over the course of our lives, we face many external forces that challenge our faith. But there are internal battles between our faith and our personal desires that constantly rage within us. How can we ensure that faith is victorious?

Date: 03.11.2012
Speaker: Tim Hawks
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Scripture: Genesis 14

Faith in the Fearful, Dark Night

"Face your fears" sounds like good advice, but it's easier said than done. This passage teaches us that conquering our fears has a lot more to do with faith in God and His Word than in our personal willpower.

Date: 03.18.2012
Speaker: Tim Hawks
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Scripture: Genesis 15

Surrogate Solutions

When God doesn't seem to be coming through for us, we tend to come up with "surrogate solutions." This passage reveals the long-term, negative consequences than can result when we try to outrun God's plan.

Date: 03.25.2012
Speaker: Tim Hawks
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Scripture: Genesis 16

Faith Calls for Change

God is unchanging, but our life in God is constantly changing. As we walk with Him, God brings us challenges and surprises that force us out of our comfort zone and into a position to trust Him more.

Date: 04.01.2012
Speaker: Tim Hawks
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Scripture: Genesis 17

Welcoming God's Presence and Promises

We often ask God to be present with us, but do we actually expect Him to show up? This passage illustrates a faith that is both comfortable in His presence and confident in His promises.

Date: 04.15.2012
Speaker: Russell Johnson
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Scripture: Genesis 18:1-15

There's a Lot to See in Sodom

Two seemingly conflicting aspects of God's character – justice and mercy – come together in this account of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. How can God be just and merciful at the same time? How does He demonstrate both of these qualities in our lives?

Date: 04.22.2012
Speaker: Tim Hawks
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Scripture: Genesis 18:16-19:38

My Heroes Have Always Been Normal

Abraham is a great "hero of the faith" – right? Then why does he seem to repeat the same mistakes? Thankfully, God's faithfulness is not hindered by our faithlessness.

Date: 04.29.2012
Speaker: Tim Hawks
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Scripture: Genesis 20:1-18

Winners and Losers

God always keeps His promises, but not always in the method or the timing we prefer. The life of faith requires trusting in the goodness of God and the rightness of His ways

Date: 05.06.2012
Speaker: Tim Hawks
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Scripture: Genesis 21:1-21

Faith is Passing the Test of Obedience

True faith requires more than lip service. Sometimes, its demands seem beyond our ability to obey. When the extreme tests of faith come our way, how can we learn to trust God with the outcome?

Date: 05.13.2012
Speaker: Russell Johnson
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Scripture: Genesis 22