The Patient Faith of Joseph

Lessons In Faith

The Uniqueness of Joseph’s Patient Faith When we think of patient faith in the Bible three people come to mind. They are Noah, Abraham and Joseph. Noah was 500 years old when he’s first mentioned in Genesis 5:32. He was 600 when he entered the ark Genesis 7:6. Abraham was 75 when God promised him […]

The Struggling Faith Of Jacob

Lessons In Faith

Struggling faith isn’t something that people want to have. Yet that’s how many of us would describe our faith. The struggling faith of Jacob is quite a contrast with the faith of Abraham and Isaac. For most of his life Jacob was not a model of faith. From the moment he was born grasping his […]

The Courageous Faith Of Abraham

Lessons About Faith Abraham has a unique role in three major religions. He’s considered the father of the Jewish and Christian faiths. Islam was founded by Mohammed and believed by Muslims to be a descendant of Abraham through his son Ishmael. For Christians, Abraham stands out as a model of one who has faith in […]

Biblical Faith – Understanding And Living It

The Different Ways We Use The Word Faith I’m reading through the Bible again this year and am well into the book of Exodus. Before turning our attention to Exodus, let’s take a look back at Genesis. I’d like to revisit four of the main characters in Genesis – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. Their […]

God’s Presence Seen In Searching For A Wife For Isaac

Genesis 24

The Bible is full of verses about God’s presence. The idea that God is with us is comforting, encouraging and challenging. Hebrews 13:5 is a favorite verse of many people! 3 Observations about God’s presence There is joy in God’s presence Psalm 16:11. We can’t hide from God’s presence Psalm 139:7. We can count on […]

Noah Is A Model Of Faith And Action

Genesis 6-9

Noah and The Genesis Flood The biblical account of Noah and the flood is incredible in so many ways. The event itself is so fantastic that many people don’t believe it happened as the Bible describes it. The idea of a worldwide flood is so incredible that some say the biblical account is wrong, that […]

Biblical Faith isn’t Blind Faith, it’s Active Faith

Active Faith Is Based on a Reason to Believe The city of Chicago recently hosted a death defying event by Nik Wallenda. I couldn’t watch as he walked blindfolded on a wire 600 feet in the air between skyscrapers. Nik was able to do it because he had faith. I don’t know anything about his […]

Do You Know How Rich You Really Are?

You Are Rich In Faith There is a delightful story from the Saturday Evening Post about a conversation Walt Disney had one day with his daughter. Walt had already built Disneyland and it was enjoying great success. One day after playing with a friend his daughter Diane asked him , “Daddy, are you Walt Disney?” […]