Notes from our Sunday Night Gathering: March 11, 2018
Abram's Journey is Our Journey
I. Faith Compels to Risk and Relinquish
Our God took the initiative because he wants to show his grace to the world
How Could God call Abram to leave everything to live in tents in a strange land?
He calls us to a new object to treasure (he was emptied)
He wants us to see that he is going with us…not just sending away
An invitation to trust
II. Faith Compels Us to Walk While We Wait
We aren't given a road map, but the Lord does go with us to whisper "Come with me this way"
Abraham's Question is Often Ours: "How Long O Lord?!"
We live in a "fast food" world where people think "faster" is "better"
Everything that matters takes time to create
The Lord will brings us to the end of ourselves…so that we might be astounded by what he does!
Our God is remaking us as we walk and wait (weaning us from our expectations and selfishness)
III. Faith Compels Us to the One Who Wins Our Trust
This is not about our ability to believe, but belief in God's ability to come thorugh
The only faith is an imperfect faith
The Source of Our Faith: Jesus gives it though experience
There are no short cuts
What he has done shows what he will do
Jesus had faith first...and experienced the Father's faithfulness the most
Daily fellowship with the Father created his faith for the future
Jesus' faith was ultimately expressed in willingly going to the cross
Giving up his spirit (Luke 23:46)
Question to Consider
What would you do differently if what God said about himself was true?