Sermon 08 Mar 2020  (2nd Sunday of Lent)

Choose between the Lord and the world by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  God led Abram out of his familiar home into a far land and promised it to his offspring.  God then made covenant with him and changed his name to Abraham.  If He had just prospered Abraham from then on, the Jews could have had their homeland without any fuss or bother … but He didn’t.  He asked Abraham to make a choice, and that choice made in faith began a long, lengthy, complex journey to the fulfillment of God’s plan.

Lectionary: Genesis 12:1-8; Psalm 33:1-22; Romans 4:1-5; John 3:1-17

Referenced Scriptures: Genesis 22:1-2; Matthew 6:33

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRo3mZrW21p2gYKghc?e=2ZIWFf

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Map of Bethel and Ai: 

A root-bound plant:  

Diagram of your plan vs God’s plan:

Recording – Testimony:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRo3gC_UUqDUS5F8yF?e=ncCcfV