Redeemer Church Mauritius
The Character of God: Abounding in Faithfulness - Phil Kendon
The word we translate as faithful in the Old Testament of the bible can also be translated as truth. God is truth - there is nothing false in God. With God, he is who he says he is. What you see is what you get - there is no deceit or manipulation or pulling the wool over your eyes. God is truth. But the word faithful also means stable and reliable. It means to be completely trustworthy and to remain trustworthy.
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    Sunday 9:30 AM
1. The example of Moses
Moses needed steady hands to see the Israelites through to victory.
Exodus 17:8–13 (NIV)
The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.” So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.
2. The psalmist's view
The psalmist describes God as a rock.
Psalm 18:1-2 (NIV)
I love you, LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3. Old Testament Heroes
The Old Testament is full of stories of people who trusted God and stepped out in faith, like Abraham, Moses, Joshua etc.
4. God’s abounding faithfulness in Christ
All of God’s promises are fulfilled in Jesus.
Romans 15:8–9 (NIV)
For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed.
5. Our response is to trust God
God is looking for lives of obedient faith.
6. Our response is to be trustworthy
God wants us to be faithful to each other.