Sermon Guide

Father Abraham

February 18, 2024
Dr. Allen Holmes

REVIEW: God is at work in every test and every trial.

  • READ: James 1:2-4 “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”
  • DISCUSS: How have you seen God at work through recent challenges in your life?

REVIEW: God knows where you started from.

  • READ: Romans 5:8 “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”
  • ‭‭DISCUSS: Have you ever worried that God would give up on you? How has your perspective changed (if at all) since then?

REVIEW: God will finish what he started.

  • READ: Philippians 1:6 “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns."
  • DISCUSS: In what ways is God growing your faith and developing your character right now? How do you see God at work in your life?


What else did you get from this week's sermon? What actions or next steps can you take to apply it to your life?


For the perseverance to trust God through our tests and trials, and the faith to speak words of life and encouragement over ourselves and others in moments of hardship.

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