Why is the grass always greener on the other side of the fence?
"If I were a real Christian, wouldn't waters part for me like they do for everyone else?"
"Wait a minute, that guy's not even a Christian, yet look at how well his life is going?"
So much comes to completion through this thirty-fifth chapter of Genesis.
Two weeks ago we learned to bury idols of our PAST. Then last week, in verses 9-15, God gave Jacob a PRESENT new identity. And with his new position & new power, we learn this week to trust...read >>
Some people seem to have a harder time with guilt than others.
It amazes me how some of us can simply let our wrongdoings roll off our minds like water on a duck's back, never thinking about it again, seemingly little if any consideration for collateral casualties...read >>
If God promised you the world, how far would you go to get it? Most likely, too far!
In today's passage we get another peek into the patriarchal family. What we find there may not be anything all that different than what we might find in our own: sin & dysfunction...read >>
[NOTE: 8m of audio missing after 20:12; see sermon notes]
We do what we love. So what do you love?
Paul warns in Philippians 3.19 that many follow the "god of their belly." Yikes! But it's true: where our appetite is, their will our heart be also.
Today we peek...read >>
For 24+ chapters now, we have seen God do things in most unexpected ways. In today's passage, that comes to such a head that we've got to take some time to ensure we see what God has been pointing out in His Word.
Two sons from an empty womb are called and created...read >>