Fear Not

“God’s word to Abram in Genesis 15:1 is His word to us as well. Let us praise and thank our covenant Lord who comfort us with His word of promise – of covenant care and fulfillment. Surrounded by God’s enemies and ours, we can count on His unfailing protection and preservation. Suffering as pilgrims and aliens in a fallen world, we can count on Him to fulfill His promise of a new heaven and new earth. As we continue in the life of faith and discipleship, He pledges to reward us greatly and exceedingly.” – Pastor Glem Melo

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A Sunday Message from Genesis 15:1

By Pastor Glem Melo

In Genesis 14, we read how Abram and his 300 trained men defeated the “joined forces” of 4 foreign kings and their armies (verses 1-16). Then the king of Sodom came to meet him (17). He enjoyed the kindness and friendship of Melchizedek, King of Salem (18-20), but he had to refuse the offer of the king of Sodom (21-24). Surrounded by hostile, pagan kingdoms and nations, Abram struggled with fear. To deliver him from emotional turmoil and debilitation, God comforted him with His word of promise – of covenant care and fulfillment.

After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” (Genesis 15:1)

Living in a fallen world, we struggle…

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About New Hope

We are a community of people who believe in and live for Jesus Christ. We embrace and proclaim the Gospel as taught in the Bible and explained in the teachings of the Reformation: Salvation is by grace alone (sola gratia) because of Jesus Christ alone (solus Christus), received through faith alone (sola fide), based on the teachings of the Bible alone (sola scriptura), all for the glory of God alone (soli Deo gloria). SALVATION IS BY GRACE ALONE, THROUGH FAITH ALONE, BECAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST ALONE, BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE ALONE, ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE.
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