MRLakes’s Podcast
Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

July 12, 2020

The birth of a child at any time in life is a wondrous and joyful occasion – how much more when a birth is clearly a fulfillment of God’s promise. 

The Faithful Intercesor

The Faithful Intercesor

June 28, 2020

Genesis 18:16-33 presents a daring conversation between the Lord and Abraham, whose faith has now grown to the extent that he has become a faithful intercessor.

Giving God a Hand

Giving God a Hand

June 14, 2020

 One of the hardest lessons to learn is that all good things come to those who wait – and if all good gifts come down from the Father of the Heavenly lights, then we must wait for God’s good.  We reflect today on how the life of faith waits patiently on God’s timing.

To His Credit

To His Credit

May 31, 2020

Do you really believe that what you believe is really real?  If we really believed that what we believed was really real, how then should we respond to the commands to love our neighbors, forgive as we have been forgiven, and live lives worthy of our calling?  In a moment of clarity Abram heard what God was saying, and he believed that it was really real – and thus we are given the incredible declaration that teaches the life of faith leads to righteousness.

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

May 17, 2020

 

A lot of problems (pun intended) begin when we look to things other than God for our livelihood.  The lure of the world draw us, offering ease and comfort; riches and abundance, however, often times it is but a baited hook.  Whereas Abraham becomes for us the poster child of the life of faith; Lot will become the poster child for the life of folly.  If only he had learned, as Abram had learned in Egypt, that the life of faith relies on God.

The Saint: When Faith Fails

The Saint: When Faith Fails

May 3, 2020

While we are being perfected in the life of faith, none of us will be perfect.  In those moments we take our eyes of God; stop up our ears or fail to seek His face, it is easy for us to slip into devices of our own fallen nature.  Thankfully, God demonstrates grace when the life of faith fails.

The First Step

The First Step

April 26, 2020

We join Abram as he responds to the call of God and steps into the life of faith.  His journey will become a portrait of what are journey will look like, being both an inspiration to draw us one ward, and a warning of the potholes for which we should watch.

While it was Still Dark

While it was Still Dark

April 12, 2020

It was early in the morning when Mary departed on the journey to the tomb.  Her story that first Easter morning reminds us that though we may be surrounded by darkness, He is risen.

God’s Will and My Response

God’s Will and My Response

March 30, 2020

As Lydia met with a small group of women, as she had done on many previous occasions, she had no idea that God was directing Paul's steps towards her.  What we learn from the experience of Lydia is that God is active in our lives, wooing us into that place were it is His will for us to respond to His love.

God’s Will and My Identity

God’s Will and My Identity

March 14, 2020

Sermon for March 15th, 2020

The Third Sunday of Lent