Returning to God

Last Sunday Pastor Sam started his sermon by reflecting on the retreat SP had the week before. He to continue to seek fellowship and community even after the retreat. The reading came from Genesis 13:1-18. Pastor Sam explained how in this passage Abraham returned to the place where he built an altar to God before. More importantly it is the story of Abraham returning to God after he had sinner by giving his wife away. From this one should not conclude that it is permissible to sin and expect God to forgive. The right response is to trust that God will be there even after one has sinned – the key is to build relationship with God. After Abraham had returned to God and experienced God’s underserved grace, he was able to trust God and separate from Lot.