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sermons tagged 'Isaac'

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

Deceiving & Receiving

Genesis 26.34-28.9
Dec 15th 2013

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 >>

birthright, blessing, cheat, dysfunction, Esau, faith, family, favoritism, Isaac, Jacob, Rebekah, sin, trickery
blessing, Genesis, sovereignty

Family Sin & A Faithful Father

Genesis 26.1-11
Dec 1st 2013

Ever said to yourself, "If God would just show up & tell me what to do, I would do it!" I hate to break it to you, but considering today's passage & humanity's history, you're wrong: you won't!

Part of what makes grace so amazing is that it calls us to the...read >>

Abimelech, covenant, deceive, faith, Isaac, Isaac, lie, love, marriage, obedience, Rebekah, sin, sister, wife
covenant, faith, Genesis

Beans For Birthright

Genesis 25.27-34
Nov 24th 2013

[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 >>

beans, birthright, careless, covenant, Esau, grace, heritage, hunger, hunt, Isaac, Jacob, lineage, mercy, red, tastebuds
discipleship, Genesis, grace

The God of Abraham, and Isaac

Genesis 25.1-11
Nov 10th 2013

The first couple of sections of this chapter read like Abraham's obituary. God's plan to continue His covenant faithfulness is shifting from Abraham to his son, Isaac.

Various other details about Abraham's life are introduced here, including the addition of another...read >>

Abraham, death, humble, humility, Isaac, Jesus, legacy, parenting, prayer, preparation
blessing, Genesis, parenting

The Lord Has Led Me: Magnifying Marriage

Genesis 24.52-67
Oct 20th 2013

Are you married? Why?

Ironically, it isn't a question we think to much about before or after our marriages. "I mean, isn't the answer obvious?"

In today's passage we can see God's divine perspective on marriage: why He instituted it, what its main function is. It...read >>

humility, husband, Isaac, love, marriage, plan, prayer, Rebekah, respect, sovereignty, wife, will
Genesis 24, marriage, sovereignty

The Lord Has Led Me: He Has Spoken

Genesis 24.29-51
Oct 13th 2013

This is part two of three in Genesis 24. We pick up where we left off last week. Abraham's faithful & name-less servant begins by testifying of God's providence. The servant has witnessed first-hand God's love & leadership of Abraham since he was called from his...read >>

Bethuel, calling, elect, evangelism, faith, Isaac, joy, Laban, love, obey, prayer, providence, Rebekah, trust, witness
evangelism, Genesis 24, providence

The Lord Has Led Me: Rebekah's Review

Genesis 24.1-28
Oct 6th 2013

This is the first of three sermons on the search of Abraham's servant for Isaac's appointed wife.

We begin with aging Abraham's instruction to his eldest & wisest servant, who proves to be on a faith journey of his own & the right man for the job! Having followed...read >>

act, faith, Isaac, Jesus, obedience, prayer, providence, Rebekah, servant, sovereignty, trust, woman at well
Genesis 24, providence, Sovereignty

Father & Son Worship - Part 2

Genesis 22.13-18
Sep 15th 2013

Today we'll wrap up one of the most memorable passages in all of Scripture, beginning with the ram God provided for sacrifice, caught by his horns in a nearby thicket.

Not only did Abraham get his son-sacrifice back untouched & unharmed, he also received a...read >>

Abraham, call, faith, follow, hope, hope, Isaac, Jesus, lamb, Moriah, obedience, ram, sacrifice, trust
faith, Genesis, sacrifice

Father & Son Worship - Part 1

Genesis 22.1-12
Sep 8th 2013

"First You take great pains to build my faith in Your promise. Then You provide him. And now You want me to sacrifice him?"

Though we'd expect these words of Abraham, we don't read them anywhere in our passage today. Surely he thought them at some point during the...read >>

Abraham, call, follow, hope, hope, Isaac, Jesus, lamb, Moriah, obedience, ram, sacrifice, trust faith
faith, Genesis, sacrifice

Birth of the Promise

Genesis 21.1-21
Aug 11th 2013

In today's passage, God proves Himself faithful once again: Sarah gives birth to the promised seed, Isaac whose name means laughter.

There's a lot of laughter going on in today's passage, but Ishmael's smells a bit fishy. Momma Sarah spots it and calls for a...read >>

cast out, covenant, Egypt, Hagar, hope, hope, Isaac, new, promise, Promised Land, sanctification, Sarah, sin, transformation
followship, Genesis, sanctification

Outright Obedience

Genesis 17.15-27
Jun 30th 2013

A 100 year old dad, maturing in the faith has his spine strengthened in the covenant promise that Sarah will carry a son. No joke!

Having been instructed by God to be cut or risk being cut off from His promise earlier in the chapter, Abraham takes action. A shaky...read >>

Abraham, covenant, faith, fathers, hope, Isaac, Ishmael, laughter, promise, Sarah, son
covenant, Genesis 17, Isaac