Psalm 17: Confidence in Prayer

Confidence in prayer is directly linked with how we live and what we believe. Three essentials for confidence in prayer: 1) Confidence in prayer flows from a blameless life (1-5) 2) Confidence in prayer flows from a deep well (6-12) 3) Confidence in prayer flows from a hope-filled expectation (13-15)

The Folly of Trusting in Counterfeit Gods

We must find our significance from God alone because pursuing it anywhere else will not work, and often, is very destructive. Genesis 29:31-30:24 What is the problem? How do they try to fix it? What is the only real solution? Jacob’s children: Leah: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dinah. Gad & Asher (via Zilpah). Rachel: Dan & Naphtali (via Bilhah). Joseph.

The Life We Never Expected

You can begin and end each day trusting God because while His providence may take unexpected turns it is never accidental; God steers the ship with a steady hand. Genesis 29:1-20 Rejoice when blessings fall in your lap (29:1-20) Learn when discipline stings (29:21-25a) Look at the big picture when life doesn’t make sense (29:25b-30)

A Dream Come True

God’s promises are more humbling and useful than you think Genesis 28:10-21 Four ways God’s promises prove valuable By revealing the source of the promise By reminding us we are undeserving By recognizing our deepest needs By relativizing our lives in light of the big picture