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sermons tagged 'Genesis'

Holy Begins Humbly

Matthew 13.31-33
Aug 27th 2017

Matthew continues his mission in our passage today of revealing that Jesus really is Israel's long-awaited Messiah.

But try to imagine how hard that message may have been to receive for Jesus' original audience of onlookers & listeners. They'd grown up hearing...read >>

beginning, Genesis, Kingdom, Messiah, mustard seed, parable, small, tree, yeast
Kingdom, Matthew, parable

Moses Wrote Of Me

Matthew 5.17-20
Oct 18th 2015

So far in His sermon, Jesus had declared the character & resulting conduct of His disciples: those who follow Him. Having their character so transformed (the Beatitudes), though their conduct in the world would result in persecution, as the Light of the World...read >>

fulfill, God's Word, holiness, Jesus, law, Moses, Pharisees, prophets, righteousness, scribes, Scripture, teaching, truth, validity
Genesis, Scripture, Sermon On the Mount

I Have Total Control: So Pray!

Jan 4th 2015

If we have learned anything of God's character through our study of Genesis it is that He has authority over all things! And secondly, He has been proclaiming the Good News of His Son from before the beginning of time.

Now that we have reached the end of our study...read >>

authority, faith, Great Commission, hope, Linda Colie, prayer, sovereignty, summary
Genesis, Great Commission, sovereignty

Looking Ahead at the End of the Beginning

Genesis 49.29-50.26
Dec 21st 2014

It's a bitter sweet day. We've arrived at the end of our study in Genesis. Today we bury a couple of patriarchs. These men were tools in the hands of God to work His will, bless His people, and glorify His name. It is the end of Genesis, the end of The...read >>

burial, Christmas, death, faith, future, guilt, hope, Jacob, Joseph, promise, regret, repentance, trust
faith, Genesis, sovereignty

What Shall Happen

Genesis 49.1-28
Dec 14th 2014

Are you a parent? How well do you know your children?

If you're not a parent, how well do you know yourself?

Consider your character. Now multiply the impact of these traits out over the course of a few thousand years. What do you think? Scary or hopeful?

Today...read >>

bless, children, father, hope, Jesus, Judah, Lion of Judah, promise, prophecy, redeem
blessing, Genesis, prophecy

Believing, Confounding & Blessing

Genesis 47.28-48.22
Dec 7th 2014

Many, many are the amazing moments of Jacob's life: wrestled in the womb, cheated his brother out of blessing & birthright, ran off from his home, beheld the angel of God & His heavenly ladder, was cheated by his father-in-law for Leah & Rachel, for little to no...read >>

bless children, confidence, CS Lewis, faith, future, glory, hope, trust, Weight of Glory
blessing, faith, Genesis

Wisdom's Respect, Preparation & Provision

Genesis 46.31-47.27
Nov 30th 2014

What a difference wise counsel makes in our lives!

Today God grants us another look into the life of Joseph. Once again, the wisdom of this young Prince of Egypt is on display. Note the great respect he shows to both his family & his employer. Can your family...read >>

faith, fruitful, Goshen, multiply, obedience, provision, respect, stewardship, wisdom
blessing, Genesis, providence

Joseph Alive, Jacob Revived

Genesis 45.16-46.30
Nov 23rd 2014

Are you faithful saint who loves the Lord? What a marvel! Perhaps for some, God grants faith apart from great pain, but for the majority, He forges it! And, so often, it hurts. But it is so good, for He is so good!

This week we meet up with eleven home-bound...read >>

faith, God, Jacob, Joseph, marvel, pain, patience, reunion, reunite, reveal, sovereign, thanksgiving
faith, Genesis, patience

Sovereign Reconciliation

Genesis 45.1-15
Nov 16th 2014

It's a familiar request, one recited quite often by Christians around the world. But do we know what it means? Have we considered what we're asking of God:

"Forgive us as our sins AS we forgive others."

"Forgive us, Lord, the way that we forgive others."...read >>

affection, family, forgive, love, reconciliation, repentance, sovereignty
forgiveness, Genesis, sovereignty

Let Your Servant Remain Instead

Genesis 44
Nov 9th 2014

We have beheld such wisdom, patience & love in these last chapters of Genesis. But one final test would prove necessary in determining whether or not Joseph's brothers were fit to faithfully lead the 12 tribes of Israel.

Jacob had granted permission to take...read >>

confession, conviction, Judah, love, propitiation, repentance, sacrifice, sovereignty
Genesis, repentance, self-sacrifice

Joseph's "Revenge"

Genesis 42
Oct 19th 2014

How long have you lingered under the crushing weight of guilt?

Does there remain any unconfessed failures or grievances against others that our enemy clouds out Christ with?

If God loves you—and you know He does—He will lovingly, but often painfully, surface...read >>

fear, guilt, humility, justice, law, mercy, regret, remorse, repentance, salvation, sin, sorrow, truth, wisdom
Genesis, grace, repentance

All Signs Point to Jesus

Genesis 41.37-57
Oct 12th 2014

There are so many pointers to Jesus in today's passage on the life of Joseph.

Joseph proves to be an amazing man of faith & godliness, one we should most certainly "follow as I follow Christ." The Lord exalts him to a position of authority in Egypt, and all nations...read >>

exaltation, famine, humility, Joseph, law, Pharaoh, sin, sovereignty, suffering
Genesis, Jesus, Joseph

Trust His Timing

Genesis 41.1-36
Oct 5th 2014

As a young man, Joseph dreamed God would put him in a place of authority over and above his siblings, and even his parents. And this would be for their good, no matter how much the news irritated his family when he told them.

At 17, his brothers had had enough of...read >>

dream, faith, famine, fear, frustration, glory, hope, Joseph, patience, Pharaoh, sovereignty, timing, trust
Genesis, Joseph, sovereignty

Unwavering Faith

Genesis 40
Sep 28th 2014

Sometimes it's the situations we detest the most that test our faith and prove God's grace.

This week we'll meet up with Joseph at his "lowest" point, both literally & figuratively. So far he's has been hated by his brothers, tossed down a well, sold into Egyptian...read >>

baker, care, concern, cupbearer, dreams, evangelism, faith, forgotten, jail, Joseph, kindness, obedience, Pharaoh, prison, service, trust
faith, Genesis, obedience

Confidence In His Call

Genesis 39
Sep 21st 2014

How's your fight for faith? Are you enjoying the pleasures of some conquered sin? Or perhaps you're feeling a little battered in the battle? Take your pick... but in Christ: both!

A couple of weeks ago, Joseph's brothers sold their little dreamer. From there he...read >>

adultery, faith, fight, hope, Joseph, persecution, Potiphar, prison, sexual immorality, trust, truth
faith, Genesis, sovereignty

Divine Destiny Despite Deceiving the Deceiver

Genesis 37.12-36
Sep 7th 2014

Have you ever caught yourself saying something that you just couldn't believe came out of your mouth... out loud! Oops. But, consider the words of Jesus: "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks." In other words, is it any wonder we say & do things when...read >>

confidence, evil, faith, hope, hope, hurt, persecution, persevere, persist, trust
Genesis, hope, perseverance

He Sure Can Pick'm

Genesis 37.2-11
Aug 31st 2014

Don't you love getting overlooked for an overdue promotion at work?

Or how about that really peaceful, soothing feeling of failing to make the team though the far-less-talented coach's son wins your spot on the roster.

Are you in God's family of faith? Then tell...read >>

brothers, envy, faith, favor, hate, jealousy, Jesus, Joseph, sin, sovereignty, trust
faith, Genesis, obedience

You Shall Prosper

Genesis 36.1-37.1
Aug 17th 2014

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?"

Been...read >>

blessing, Edom, Esau, faith, grass, greener, hope, kingdom, perseverance, prosperity, wealth
blessing, Genesis, hope

He Will Bring It To Pass

Genesis 35.16-29
Aug 10th 2014

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 >>

Esau, faithfulness, future, grace, hope, Isaac, Jacob, new earth, new heaven, power, promise
Genesis, glorification, hope

A Better Burial

Genesis 35.1-8
Jul 27th 2014

"As a dog returns to its vomit, so does a fool to his folly." -Pv26.11

Any idea what that means? Of course you do! How many times have we buried the hatchet, only to leave that handle sticking so we can grab it back again when we "need" it? O how often we return to...read >>

addictions, behavior, death, Deborah, habit, hope, idols, Jacob, love, sin, Spirit
Genesis, New Covenant, repentance

Failures of Fathers & Sons

Genesis 34
Jul 13th 2014

Sometimes the ugliness of sin is nearly unbearable. But the reality of its presence in any one of us is so persistent, so real, ever lurking and knocking at our doors that we had better pay close attention.

It is amazing how quickly we can turn from saints to...read >>

apathy, children, daughters, father, fear, greed, murder, parenting, pride, rape, revenge, selfishness, sex, sin, sons
Genesis, pride, sanctification