The Son of Promise
If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 21. A great suspense has been building ever since we heard the announcement in Genesis 12 that the Lord was going to fulfill His promises to Abraham by making Him a father. The father of many nations. And our hopes were momentarily gotten...
The Covenant with Abimelech
If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 21 again. We’ll attend the second half of the chapter, beginning in verse 22. Genesis 21, beginning in verse 22. Hagar and Ishmael are long gone. And a lone son now grows in Abraham's house. The Lord in His grace provides a time...
Genesis 22:1-24 The Lord Will Provide
Now if you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 22. Surely we realize tonight that we have come to holy ground when we come to this passage. This passage is unique in all the scriptures. F.B. Meyer rightly said of it: “So long as men live in this world, they will turn...
You may be seated. If you have a Bible please turn with me to Genesis chapter 22. Tonight we are starting a new series. We’re going to take a little tour this summer through the Old Testament. Before we read, to introduce this series, just consider this with me.
A Tale of Superlatives
Something that I’ve noticed about myself, I’ve...
Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the book of Genesis, chapter 22, as we look at the second of the Nine Lessons and Carols.
This morning Derek pointed us to that passage which contains the first giving of the gospel and which sets in context the whole story of redemption. And you’ll already begin to...
A Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols
The Lord's Day Evening
December 4, 2005
“The Son of Promise”
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Amen. Now turn with me to the Book of Genesis, and chapter 22, and we're going to look and read together verses 15-18. Before we...
The Covenant Assured
Last week we concentrated on the first half of this chapter, verses 1 through 14, and we said that Abraham's surrender of his son Isaac was a mirror of God's still greater love, and Abraham's exercise of faith in God's promises. Hebrews tells us he believed that the Lord would raise Isaac again from the dead if...
Abraham, the Stranger
If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis 23. The last two weeks we have reviewed the climatic demonstration of Abraham's faith, his love to God in the offering of Isaac, his son, his only son whom he loved, and we have seen God's gracious oath given to Abraham in response...
The Search for a Bride
If you have your Bibles with you I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 24. This week we begin a new series of studies in Genesis concentrating on the life and times of Isaac. Abraham is still alive, but Genesis 24 turns the focus upon Isaac and his future. Genesis 24, verse...
The Lord's Day Evening
August 15, 2004
“Finding the Right One: Streetwise Insights From a Patriarch”
The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Now, if you have your Bibles at hand, turn with me to the Book of Genesis, and to chapter twenty-four. This is the chapter that records for us how Abraham sends a servant back home to his own people to secure a wife,...
A Wife for Isaac
If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 24 as we continue the story of the search for a wife for Isaac. Last month we began a new series of studies in Genesis, concentrating on the life and times of Isaac. Abraham is still alive, but as of Genesis...
The Death of Abraham
If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis 25. For All the Saints, a great hymn to sing, as we come to this place in Moses’ Book where he tells of the death of that great father of the faithful, Abraham. We've been studying in Genesis for the last few times in...
The Books of Ishmael and Isaac
If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 25. The last time we were together we looked at the story of the death of Abraham. It came in the midst of the story of Isaac having already begun. And today we continue by seeing the genealogies of...
Mid-Week Bible Study and Prayer Meeting
June 24, 2009
“Heaven vs. Now”
Dr. Tom Elkin
A question came up about my statement about unconditional love, and the condition being our doing something. I do understand the process of salvation is not my doing: “It is He that worketh in us both to will and to do of His good...
Like Father Like Son
If you have your Bibles, please turn with me to Genesis, chapter 26. We have studied through the life of Isaac beginning in Genesis 24. We said that though Abraham was still alive during the time of that chapter, the shift has turned to Isaac and his future. Genesis 24, verse 1 all the way to...
A Promise and a Covenant
If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 26 as we continue our study in the life of Isaac. This is a very important chapter. Isaac is probably displayed for us more in Genesis 26 than in any other area of the book of Genesis. We get a...
A Blessing Stolen
If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 27. As you do so, I want to invite the Williams to join me at the front of the sanctuary after the service, and for all of you to come and give them the right hand of fellowship and express to them your support...
Please turn with me in your Bibles to Genesis chapter 27. Genesis chapter 27. It begins on page 21 in the church Bible. And before we read, something to consider. This passage we are about to read, it may feel very distant from us. This is a strange passage. Someone after the eight-thirty service said, “That was a strange passage for Thanksgiving week.” It’s a strange passage, but...