Faith University - Week 2 Devotionals


Abraham: The Faith that Obeys

Scripture Reading:
- Hebrews 11:8-10
- Genesis 12:1-9

As Pastor Rich Guerra shared this weekend, faith is essential to a life that pleases God. Hebrews 11:6 says, “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him.” If every step is a leap of faith, we can see that prominently through Abraham and his family.

Abraham is known as the father of faith. By faith, Abraham obeyed when he was called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance. He went out, wondering where he was going. His obedience was rooted in his trust in God’s promises. Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness, and all nations are blessed through him.

Lord, help us to trust and obey your call, even when we don’t see the whole path. Strengthen our faith to follow you wholeheartedly. Amen.


Memorize Scripture

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:8-9

"Though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the result of your faith, the salvation of your souls."

Take time today to memorize 1 Peter 1:8-9. Reflect on how your love and belief in Jesus, whom you have not seen, parallels the faith of Abraham, who trusted in God’s promises without seeing the whole picture.


Sarah: The Faith that Trusts

Scripture Reading:
- Hebrews 11:11-12
- Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7

Sarah’s story is one of learning to trust God’s promises. By faith, even though she was past childbearing age, she could bear children because she considered Him faithful, who had made the promise. Despite her initial doubt, Sarah’s faith in God’s word showcases how trusting God can lead to miraculous outcomes.

Heavenly Father, help us to trust in your promises, even when they seem impossible. Strengthen our faith to believe in your faithfulness. Amen.


Faith Activity

Today, we practice generosity as an act of faith. Identify someone in need or a cause you believe in and give generously, whether it’s your time, resources, or finances. Reflect on how this act of giving helps you to trust in God’s provision.

Spend prayer, asking God to show you how to give generously today. Trust that God will use your act of faith to bless others.


Isaac: The Faith that Continues

Scripture Reading:
- Hebrews 11:17-20
- Genesis 22:1-19

Isaac’s story is intertwined with Abraham’s faith. By faith, Abraham was willing to sacrifice Isaac, believing that God could raise him from the dead. Isaac also had to trust in God and his father’s faith. This act was a profound demonstration of faith that pointed to the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus. Abraham and Isaac set a foundation of righteousness and blessing for generations through their faith.

Lord, help us to continue in the faith of those who have gone before us. May we trust in your promises and follow your lead with courage. Amen.


Watch the devotional

Go to our Instagram ( to watch the devotional from one of our pastors. Reflect on how the faith of Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac was credited to them as righteousness and how their lives have blessed the whole world. Consider how you can apply these lessons to your own life.

Final Thought:
This week, we’ve seen how the faith of Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac was demonstrated through their obedience, trust, and willingness to follow God’s commands. Each step they took was a leap of faith credited to them as righteousness, and all nations were blessed through them. Let’s strive to live out our faith in a way that honors their legacy and brings glory to God.

Join us this weekend on Saturday at 6pm or Sunday at 9am and 11am as we continue Faith University!