StoneBridge Community Church
And Abram Believed the LORD… (Genesis 15.6)
Pastor Jeff Cheadle
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Campus
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Growth Groups
    Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    Sunday 12:00 PM

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Today's Text in Context

Bob Utley, "Genesis 15" from the series The Patriarchal Period: Genesis 12-50

The Focal Point of Abram's Faith

Bob Deffinbaugh, "The Focal Point of Abram's Faith" from the series Genesis: From Paradise to Patriarchs

A Visual Guide to Abraham's Story

Steve Thomason, "A Visual Guide to Abraham's Story"
Genesis 15.6 is quoted by the Apostle Paul in Romans 4:3-9, Romans 4:20-24, and Galatians 3:6-11. James quotes Genesis 15.6 in James 2.23.

Valentin de Boulogne, Saint Paul Writing His Epistles, ca. 1618–1620. Oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

1. Our biggest and most basic problem is…
1. Our biggest and most basic problem is not trusting God.
For reflection/discussion
For reflection/discussion: How are worry, doubt, fear, and the need to be in control related to not trusting God? What are some of the things we trust in other than God? What is the connection between disobeying God and not trusting God? In what areas of your life do you struggle with trusting God?
2. We are made right with God by…
2. We are made right with God by truly trusting him.


"The history of accounting is thousands of years old and can be traced to ancient civilizations. The early development of accounting dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, and is closely related to developments in writing, counting and money; there is also evidence for early forms of bookkeeping in ancient Iran, and early auditing systems by the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians. By the time of the Emperor Augustus, the Roman government had access to detailed financial information…" For more see article on "Accounting" in Wikipedia. Link below…

The Imputation of Sin and Righteousness

"Imputation is one of the principle doctrines of Biblical Christianity. It means to write down in a record or ledger, and signifies setting to one's account or reckoning something to someone. The verb "to impute" occurs frequently in the Old and New Testaments. The apostle Paul assumed the debt of Onesimus when he wrote, 'if he…. owes you anything, charge it to my account' (Philemon 18). Charge it to my account is used in the Bible with legal reference to our sin and salvation." More…

Why We Can Trust God

Trillia Newbell, "Why We Can Trust Him" Desiring God

How To Trust God When You Have Trust Issues

How do you learn to trust God, when you have major trust issues — website
For reflection/discussion
For reflection/discussion: What does it personally mean to you that all of the sin in your life has been transferred to Jesus' account? How does knowing that Jesus' perfect righteousness has been transferred to your account give you confidence and hope? How should we live in response to this extraordinary exchange?
3. We don't have to…
3. We don't have to understand God to trust God.

Trusting God Through the Seasons of Life

Gail Ridgers, "Trusting God Through the Seasons of Life" The Life

Obstacles to Trusting God

Brennan Manning writes, "Our response to Jesus will be total the day we experience how total is His love for us. Instead of our self-conscious efforts to be good, we should allow ourselves the luxury of letting ourselves be loved, not after we clean up our act and get all our ducks in a row, not after we have eliminated every trace of sin, selfishness, dishonesty, and degraded love from our resume, not after we have developed a disciplined prayer life… but right now, right here…"  — "Obstacles to Trusting God" Focus Ministries
For reflection/discussion
For reflection/discussion: To what extent, if any, is it necessary to understand God before we trust God and trust God's promises? How can a need to understand God and the ways of God get in the way of trusting God? What are some other obstacles we face in trusting God? According to Romans 15.13, what are some of the results that come from truly trusting God?

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