The Love of God

The past few weeks at Salem, we have been exploring the Hope we have in Christ. All throughout the Old Testament and New Testament, God reveals who He is and ultimately is revealed in His Son, Jesus. The mercy of the Lord flows out of His love. “But God, being rich in mercy, because of […]

Overcoming Bad Habits

This past weekend at Salem, we explored an “old sin” of Abraham that resurfaced (see Genesis 12:10-20 and Genesis 20:1-18). Abraham probably thought this habitual sin had been buried. The lesson is that we must deal with our sin. When we fail to do so, hidden sin has a way of bursting our in our […]

The Hope of God’s Promise

In Genesis 18:9-15, the Lord reminds Abraham of His promise that he and Sarah would have a son. The original promise came twenty-four years prior to this encounter. I am sure that after all that time there were moments and seasons, where Abraham felt that the Lord had either forgotten His promise or changed His […]

Deeper Character

In Genesis 17 we find a life-altering encounter that Abram has with God. In this passage, He comes to Abram and reminds him of His covenant. A promise the Lord made to Abram that he would be the father of many nations (peoples). In Genesis 17:1-6, the Lord reminds Abram how his character is not […]