Pilgrim Uniting Church

12 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA

SUN 25-FEB-2018 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce – Length 20:58

Lent 2 – Abraham had received a promise from God that he would become the father of a nation; but Abraham and Sarah just couldn't make it happen, despite some of their questionable strategies. The biblical narrative presents Abraham warts and all. But they had faith in God's promise, and the impossible happened – Sarah was 90 years old and Abraham 100, when they had a baby; and Abraham's faith was reckoned as rightesousness. God makes a way, where we see no way forward; and real, lasting life can rise even when death seems to have the upper hand. Jesus has shown that new life will rise from the dead; what has been torn down will be raised up.
Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16; Romans 4: 13-25; Mark 8: 31-38