Hi, today the pastor preached on Galatians 3 and he talked about how God fulfills His promises. He talked on David, Joseph and he brought up how he had talked about Abraham. Unfortunately I don’t remember much of his sermon but I do know some of what he said: He talked about David, Joseph and Abraham. He said that God had promised Joseph through a dream that Joseph’s brothers would bow down before him. It did happen but he had to go through being thrown into a pit, and being sold into slavery by his own brothers. After that he was falsely accused and thrown into prison. Then, his position was improved, until his brothers bowed down to him with respect.
David had the promise of being king. When Samuel came and asked for all the sons of Jesse, David’s dad forgot him until the end. But Samuel said that David would be king. But David had to go through defeating a giant and then Saul trying to kill him numerous times before he was finally king.
Abraham had to move to a place that he didn’t know about, which took about 20 years before he was promised a son, but at almost a hundred years he doubted that he would get his son, but he trusted God.
All of these people had promises but they needed to go through tough things to get it. Likewise we had the promise of eternal life, and Jesus gave that to us through His suffering. Now we can follow Jesus example and after preaching the Gospel we will most likely be persecuted.
Jesus died for our sins on the cross because He loved us, thank you so much Jesus.
I am sorry for not being able to give you more of the pastor’s sermon, but I hope that you were able to enjoy the Gospel with me through my summary.
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.