This past Sunday was a tremendous encouragement to us all. God’s Word is always relevant to our day no matter the number of years between us and the time of the event. We saw in the Genesis account of Ishmael and Isaac a patient Lord. Abraham and Sarah take matters into their own hands to bring about the fulfillment of God’s promise (Gen 16). In doing so, they caused tremendous problems for themselves and future difficulty for God’s people. Despite all this, the Lord in his patience reestablished covenant with Abraham and brings about his promises in Isaac (Gen 17). In his appointed time (Gen 18:14), He provides Sarah with a child who will carry on the everlasting covenant of the Lord. His delay was not a display of weakness, but rather a moment to bring about His power; “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Gen 18:14). The Lord’s patience is a display of His tender power. Brothers and Sisters, be patient, pursue intimacy with the Lord, and let the waiting breed greater trust.
The Doctrine of Humanity
This week’s topic in our lecture series on a biblical doctrine of us will be original sin. Here’s the zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82256318650. We will take next week off due to Spring Break.
If you are a member of Light in the Desert Church, we are having our quarterly Members Meeting this Sunday at 6 pm on zoom. We will be sending out a link through email in the next few days to all the members. Do make some time to join us as we discuss the effects of 2020 and look ahead to 2021.
Grace and Peace,