God can still use you after you sin? Characters: Jacob, Part 3

Have you ever messed up and thought, I’ve ruined my life? Maybe it was a mistake a work. Maybe it was a terrible relationship choice. You might have been selfish or unkind with what you said to a family member or friend, and now things between you are cold. Are you wondering if there isContinue reading “God can still use you after you sin? Characters: Jacob, Part 3”

Introducing “Characters” – a series about how flawed people can still be used by God

Who in your life would you say is a real character?  Usually we say a person is a character when they are wild, crazy, bold, extroverted, or humorous.  Maybe certain people in your life come to mind.  But the reality is that every single one of us is a character.  We are each made inContinue reading “Introducing “Characters” – a series about how flawed people can still be used by God”

How to have faith that pleases God

Do you know what faith is?  Do you know if your faith is pleasing to God? Yesterday I mentioned a definition of faith in Hebrews 11:1.  After teaching that description of faith, the writer of Hebrews begins to describe some of the heroes of the Bible and how they demonstrated faith in God. First heContinue reading “How to have faith that pleases God”

Would your family wait 500 years for God to fulfill his promise? (Surveying the history of Israel up to the time of Deuteronomy)

500  years!  What if God made you a promise; a promise to you, your family and descendants?  How long do you think your family could stay faithful to God if it started to seem like his promise wasn’t coming through?  10 years?  50?  How long could they make it after you passed away?  What wouldContinue reading “Would your family wait 500 years for God to fulfill his promise? (Surveying the history of Israel up to the time of Deuteronomy)”