Stories of God’s faithful love

God’s Nature and Character — Andrew Fountain: May 26, 2013

“WTC smoking on 9/11”

Image source: Michael Foran

World changed forever?

“People say ‘the world changed forever on 9/11’
The world really didn’t change… they came face to face with a worldview and a system of ethics that was incomprehensible to them
and that is radical Islam.” (Michael Edens, ETS 2009)

Rights and Freedoms

“Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.” CCRF§15



A God of Faithful Love

The Fathers

What Chesed is:

What Chesed is not:

Stories: Joseph (Gen 39)

  1. Joseph’s master took him and threw him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined. So he was there in the prison.
  2. But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him chesed. He granted him favor in the sight of the prison warden.
  3. The warden put all the prisoners under Joseph’s care. He was in charge of whatever they were doing.
  4. The warden did not concern himself with anything that was in Joseph’s care because the LORD was with him and whatever he was doing the LORD was making successful.

Israelites in Egypt: Ex 2

  1. During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God.
  2. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
  3. God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.

Isaiah 54:10

  1. For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed,
          but my chesed shall not depart from you,
    and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,”
          says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

It is the best news we can possibly have:


Updated on 2013-06-18 by Andrew Fountain