Trust Fall (Week 8): “The Sign of the Covenant”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Genesis 17:9-14

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church in a continuation of the sermon series entitled “Trust Fall,” an examination of the story of Abraham. We see through Abraham’s example someone who was asked to be patient and trust that we are in the hands of a loving and sovereign God. In Genesis 17, God asks Abraham to set his people apart as part of the covenant between them through a sign; in this case, the sign is male circumcision. Being part of a covenant also requires action or else it is simply an empty ritual. How do people know that we are participating in a covenant agreement with Jesus Christ? Are we being faithful and obedient in service of it? Finally, we must look at our lives and ask, “Where is God asking us to trust and obey him?” His arms are out and waiting for us.