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When Your Faith Fails (10 of 31)
Series: Foundations for Life
Ernest L. Easley
Genesis 11:27-32; 12:1-20
Take God's Word and turn please to Genesis chapter 11. We're thinking these days about foundations for life and I pray God that you're building your life on a strong on a solid on a sure foundation!
You ask, "Pastor, why is it so important for me to build my life on a solid foundation?" Well here's why: because sooner or later the storms of life will blow across your life. And when it does, if you haven't built your life on a firm foundation, that storm that crisis that tragedy, that reversal will blow you away.
But on the other hand when life deals you a crisis a difficulty a tragedy and your foundation is solid and strong, when the storm passes, you'll still be standing! It's the winds that reveal the strength of the foundation!
And for that reason we're thinking these Sunday mornings about building our life on a strong and solid foundation and the book of Genesis tells us how!
Now keep in mind that the first 11 chapters of Genesis record 4 great events:
The Creation of Man (1-2)
The Fall of Man (3-4)
The Flood on Man (5-9)
The Tower of Babel by Man (10-11)
Now the rest of the book of Genesis centers around 4 great men:
Now as we come to the last part of chapter 11 this morning we meet a man whose name was Abram. He is the only person in the Bible who is called "the friend of God." Abram whose name was later changed to Abraham is mentioned more times in the Bible than any other man!
Sometimes we think of Bible characters as perfect human beings. But there could be nothing further from the truth. We're going to discover that over a period of time that God gave Abram 4 tests and he fell flat on his face on all four of them! Four tests and four failures! Abram has his moments of failure moments of rebellion!
Have you ever failed God? I mean God sen ...
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