Join The Journey – Salem or Sodom?

This Sunday Pastor David continues his sermon series on the life of Abraham, titled Join The Journey. Join us in-person or online at 10:30 Sunday morning!

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King Melchizadek King Bera
King of SalemKing of Sodom
King of Righteousness/PeaceKing of Wickedness
All about exalting the LordAll about exalting himself
True blessingsCounterfeit blessings
Offers bread and wineOffers worldly riches
A type of “Christ”A type of “Satan”
  1. The journey of faith requires that you be as careful after a _________________ as before a battle.

Everything is permissible for me—but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible for me—but I will not be mastered by anything. (I Cor. 6:12)

2. The journey of faith requires you to stand up for what you believe regardless of p___________ opinion or peer pressure.

Q: Who was Melchizadek?  

  • He was a _____________
  • He was a _____________
  • He was _____________-like.  (Hebrews 7:1-3)
  • God is _____________ all.
  • God is _________________ of all.   
  • God is _________________ of all.

3. The journey of faith requires _________________ support and accountability.

Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of his coming back again is drawing near. (Heb. 10:23-25)

4. The journey of faith requires sacrificial _______________ to remind you of God’s ownership your stewardship.

Digging Deeper

Q1: Consider this old saying- “If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.” Have you found this “proverb” to be true in your life?  If so, describe how.

Q2: The bible says that pride goes before a fall.  Can you think any examples where pride or success seemed to open the door to failure? If so, explain.

Q3: Study Matthew 4:1-11.  What do you note about temptation…our defense against temptation…and God’s care for us when we stand up against temptation?

Q4: Think of some things in your life that may be legally right but you would consider them morally or personally wrong for you?  Discuss.

Q5: Have you ever stood up for what you believed in and gone against public or popular opinion?  How did you feel?  What was the result or impact on others?

Q6: Read John 15:18-23.  What does this passage teach us about our relationship with the world?

Q7: Abram did not impose his personal convictions on others.  Do you tend to do that?  If so, what motivates you to do that?  How do others respond?