Sermon Notes

Follow along with the sermon and take notes, October 20th.

God's Promises: The Key which Liberates His Children

PastoR Mark Willey

Romans 4:18-20

18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”[a] 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,

  1. The Purpose of God’s Promises is to give HOPE and FAITH (vv. 18-19) 
  • they give hope in hopeless times (“in hope he believed against hope”, vs. 18)
  • they inspire faith when things appear impossible (vs. 19)

2. The Employment of God’s Promises is intentional

  • You realize that God has given promises to YOU (“as he had been told” vs.18) 
  • You continually rehearse those promises
  • You put your trust in the promises when circumstances are dark (vv. 19-20)


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