This Week's Message
Know Who to Believe
Pastor Doug Hinton
Gen 17:1-7, 15-16; Ps. 22.23-31, Rom 4.13-25, Mark 8.31-38
Today’s passages revolve around belief, Abraham, and Peter. At an old age, God told Abram that he would be blessed with an heir. Romans tells us that Abram took God at His word and it was credited to him as righteousness. Fast-forward to Peter and Jesus: when Jesus told His disciples that He must be put to death, Peter began to rebuke Him. Yet, both statements to Abram and Peter were true. What would we do if we realized that our faith, while free, may cost us everything? For Abram, would cost his understanding of the nature of the world. For Peter, the loss of his teacher that healed many, even raising the dead. Do we take God, or God with Us, that is Jesus, at His word? What would that cost you? Me? How can trusting in Christ’s word set us free from this world, turning us into strangers in our homeland? When it comes to life and best practices to live, who do you believe?
Baptism: Loving God in Obedience