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Moses’ Parents: Faith Overcoming Fear

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Amram and Jochebed were parents that overcame their fears with faith. They knew the wicked decree of man, but chose to obey the righteous law of God. The land of Egypt was no longer a place of comfort for the Jews. The establishment of a new dynasty birthed a resentful and intimidated king. The Lord […]

Joseph: Faith Waiting | For Week of August 21st

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Joseph experience an immense amount of pain in the midst of his promotion through the ranks of Egypt. Yet, the author of Hebrews does not highlight his individual acts of integrity and patience to demonstrate his marvelous faith. Bullinger describes the Holy Spirit’s intent in mentioning this single act of faith: The Holy Spirit, here, […]

Rehearsing Jubilee! | For Week of August 14th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Rehearsal is a critical function of the Christian life. We must take time to reflect on the goodness of God. Otherwise, we will become ungrateful and complain. The Jubilee was a Spirit-filled week overflowing with praise and preaching. Yet, we must not forget those things the Lord has done. Rehearse them to your family, friends, […]

Isaac: Faith Overcoming | For Week of July 31st

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Esau was the firstborn of Isaac. However, the choice of blessing was Jacob, the younger. Esau forsook and despised his own birthright. “God’s choice was made, God’s will had been made known and heard. The tears of Esau could not alter it. The fears of Isaac could not change it. The trick of Rebekah could […]

Sarah: Faith’s Conclusion| For Week of July 24th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

There are moments in life when we feel the ways of God seem nearly impossible to endure. The wife of Abraham, Sarah, had her own struggles with seeing God’s plan unfold too. However, she demonstrated pleasing faith, in that she “…judged him [God] faithful who had promised” (Heb. 11:11b). Although she laughed within herself at […]

Abraham: Faith’s Offering| For Week of July 17th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

The call of Abraham led him to a better country that was prepared by God. Nevertheless, his journey to Promised Land was filled with trials that required faith. We learned last week, “It is obedience that is the test of faith.”[1] Abraham offered up the dearest thing to his heart; his only begotten son. Isaac […]

Abraham: Faith’s Obedience | For Week of July 10th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Abraham is referred to as the Father of Faith and the forefather of the Hebrew nation. His obedience set a pattern of faith for both Jews and Gentiles throughout all ages. “Abraham was called to a life of dependence on God; a reunification of family ties, social, and among his own people, he was called […]

Noah: Faith’s Witness for God | For Week of July 3rd

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

The order of faith in Hebrews eleven teaches us a valuable lesson. Bullinger notes the significant connection of faith that exists between the first three persons of faith: Noah follows Enoch, not merely Historically and Chronologically, but because the special aspect of his faith follows, Experimentally, the aspects of faith exhibited by Abel and Enoch. […]

Enoch: Faith’s Walk with God | For Week of June 26th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Enoch was a prophet who walked with God in the epicenter of apostasy and ungodliness. Bullinger highlights, “The very fact that he walked with God implies that others did not.”[1] Thus, his testimony was “that he pleased God.” It is significant to point out that he was the seventh from Adam. His life exemplifies a […]

Abel: Two Ways of Access | For Week of June 19th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

The first individual to be commended for his great faith among the witnesses is Abel. Indirectly, we know that Cain and Abel knew what kind of offering was acceptable. Abel would not have acted in faith unless he heard what God said (Rom. 10:17). “Otherwise it would have been by fancy, and not by faith; […]

“Faith and Sight” | For Week of June 12th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Faith is the opposite of sight. It does not see how God’s promises will be fulfilled, but trusts that they will through hope. “For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we […]

“Great Cloud of Witnesses” | For Week of June 5th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Our new LifeGroup series will focus on faith. The lessons will be anchored in Hebrews chapter eleven and loosely based on the commentary, Great Cloud of Witnesses in Hebrews Eleven, by E.W. Bullinger[1]. This chapter is referred to by many believers as the “Hall of Faith”. The author of Hebrews gives us insight into the […]

“What Must I Do…”| For Week of May 29th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Have you ever sought Christian counseling and felt like you’ve reached a dead end? Our main objective is to recall the Three-Point Misbelief Therapy Outline to help us replace lies and to tell yourself the truth. This chapter talks about using the truth with wisdom and compassion. Sometimes we can do harm by causing those […]

“More Misbeliefs…” | For Week of May 22nd

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

We are nearing the end of our study with Backus and Chapian. Hopefully, you have developed a good habit of discerning the lies that often infiltrate your mind. “The first step, remember, is always identifying the misbelief. Second, you argue against it, and third, you replace it with TRUTH.”[1] There are a number of attitudes […]

“Misbelief in Being Indispensable” | For Week of May 15th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

As individual Christians, we must recognize the importance of maintaining balance in our service to others. We cannot neglect the priority of our family, meanwhile fulfilling the needs of those outside our family. This reason leads to a sense of indispensability. You cannot do everything all the time. You are valuable to God, but indispensable […]