October 2021


October 31, 2021 • Dr. Dave Bryan, Sr. Pastor • Hebrews 11:23–29

Last week, one of our younger members asked me “How come God doesn’t speak to us like He did in the Old Testament?’ That’s a wonderful question, but when the all is said and done, the real question is, ‘Does God still act like He did in the Old Testament?’ As understand the lesson of faith that is the life of Moses, we understand that God is still working to fufill His promise and deliver His people.


October 24, 2021 • Dr. Dave Bryan, Sr. Pastor • Hebrews 11:22


October 17, 2021 • Dr. Dave Bryan, Sr. Pastor • Hebrews 11:21

“How sweet to hold a newborn baby” That song came out before we became parents. And one day, I found out just how true those lyrics are. But more truth was to be found, for while holding your own child for the first time is an indescribable moment, when the time comes to hold your children’s children, well, you are blessed beyond measure. As in the example of Jacob, the promise of faith taken hold of by the generations has more meaning than we can comprehend.


Dr. Dave Bryan, Sr. Pastor • Hebrews 11:20

It’s a boxing term. When the fighter can no longer continue, when defeat is inevitable, the trainer will ‘throw in the towel,’ literally. Over time, it has come to be applied to any situation where the only option we have is to lose. It means to give up or to admit that no hope exists. The term says there’s no future that has any promise. By faith, Isaac saw past the failure around him. By faith, he passed on a promise. By faith, he saw a future of hope and blessing. In Christ, we see past that black day on Calvary. By faith, we look to a certain day of a promise fulfilled.


October 3, 2021 • Dr. Dave Bryan, Sr. Pastor • Hebrews 11:13–19

Summary: In the college world, they are called finals. They are days of testing that might very well determine the failure or success of the student. In the world of medicine, certain procedures are called tests. They determine the quality of health of the patient. In the world of forensics, the tests are run to find out the true nature of a substance. And in matters of faith, we too are tested. In Abraham’s case, the moment of testing came to show where his faith lay and if it would be adequate to answer God’s call upon His life. By all accounts, Abraham proved his faith was in God and God alone.