Star Date: 2018

Pastor David Baker
1. When we lose perspective, the
   creator of the universe of stars
   reminds us we are small but 
   Psalm 8:3-4
2. Even when we have lost so much, we
   can praise the one who personally
   knows stars and can bring us
   Psalm 147:1-7
3. When we feel crushed by the
   system, remember they are a 
   flash in the pan of the creator
   of stars.
   Isaiah 40:21-26
4. When we are certain God has 
   overlooked us, the powerful 
   star-namer can lend power to you.
   Isaiah 40:25-31

Abe's Altars

Pastor David Baker
1. Altar #1: At the Trees.
   Move toward God's promise.
   Genesis 12:6-7; 13:14-18
   A. Trust amid opposition.
   B. Walk out the promise.
2. Altar #2: Bethel.
   Genesis 12:8; 13:3-4
   Prayer recenters us.
3. Altar #3: Mt. Moriah.
   Genesis 22:1-2, 5-8, 11-14
   Matthew 7:7-11
   A. Aceept the challenge to separate
      gift from giver.
   B. Turst God to provide.

God's Doors

Pastor David Baker
1. God's judgment includes grace.
   Genesis 6:5-8; 19:15-19a
2. God holds the door open for 
   Genesis 7:1-4, 10, 16b
3. But God's door do shut tight.
   A. Carlessness.
      Matthew 25:10-13
   B. Pre-occupation.
      Matthew 24:36-41
   C. False familiarity.
      Luke 13:24-27
4. And God calls us to walk through
   open doors.
   Revelation 3:7-8
   1 Corinthians 16:9

Our Weapons

Pastor David Baker
Text: 2 Corinthians 6:4-7
1. Weapon #1: Shield of faith.
   Ephesians 6:10-12, 16-17
   A. Words are killer arrows.
      Psalm 64:1-4
   B. Our shield is remebering
      "whose we are".
      Psalm 35:1-3
   Eph 6:16 Take up your shield
2. Weapon #2: Sword of the Spirit.
   Ephesians 6:17
   A. The sword is the Word of God.
      Hebrews 4:12
   B. The sword defeats mental 
      2 Corinthians 10:3-6
   C. The Word cuts down pride.
      Psalm 10:2-4
   2 Tim 2:15 Correctly handle
      your sword