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Sunday, June 4, 2023
Genesis 23:1-20  A Purchased Piece of Promised Land

God Blessed Sarah with a long life. (Gen 23:1-2)

As Abraham mourns the loss of his wife, God sustains his faith.  (Gen 23)

Abraham honored his wife by trusting God’s promise enough to bury her in the land promised to them. (Gen 23:3-20)

Abraham did not want to buy any more land than he had to since the entire region would be given to him by God. (Gen 23:9)

Abraham acquired his first piece of the Promised Land. (Gen 23:17-20)

When you lose someone close to you, take appropriate time to mourn. (Ecc 3:4;   1 Thess 4:13)

When you lose someone close to you, rely on the Lord for the strength to keep going. (Phil 4:13)

God has a purpose for us after we lose loved ones. (Phil 1:23-24)

When you lose someone close to you, continue to walk in obedience to God one day at a time. (1 Corinth 10:31)

Going Deeper Questions

1. What are some ways we honor our loved ones who have passed away?

2. How did the Lord sustain you when you lost a loved one? 

3. How can we rely on God when we lose a loved one?

4. What is the hardest part of losing a spouse?

5. How can you prepare yourself to lose loved ones?

6. What purposes have you discovered since losing a loved one? 



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Jesus said that “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

This is the Gospel message. It is important to understand exactly what we must do in order to have eternal life.

If after watching this short video you have any questions or need help placing faith in Jesus, please reach out to us. We’d be glad to help.

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Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. Jeremiah 29:12


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