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sermons tagged 'Jacob'

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 >>

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

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 >>

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

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 >>

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 >>

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

Jacob's Guilt or God's Grace

Genesis 33
Jul 6th 2014

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 >>

Esau, forgiveness, grace, guilt, Jacob, mercy, pride, promise, reconciliation, sin, trick, trust
forgiveness, Genesis, grace

God's Promise, Protection and Peace

Genesis 31
Jun 15th 2014

In this week's passage we'll cover the entirety of Genesis 31. Wise Jacob assessed the situation, his growing wealth against the shrinking flocks of his father-in-law. Needless to say, his brothers-in-law are starting to resent the "blessing" of his presence. >>

blessing, cheat, family feud, impasse, Jacob, Laban, peace, promise, protection, retired
Genesis, ministry, mission

Sticks, Trees and Prosperity

Genesis 30.25-43
Jun 8th 2014

Ever heard the expression "power corrupts"? It's not that power corrupts, rather power reveals our corruption. Power in the hands of a sin-bent self is dangerous. But that same power in the hands of a righteous man is a blessing to all.

Last week we saw >>

2 Corinthians 9.61-5, blessing, cheat, Deuteronomy 9.25-29, generosity, generous, giving, Jacob, Laban, labor, luck, power, prosperity, reputation, work
blessing, generosity, Genesis

Rivalry and Righteousness

Genesis 29.31-30.24
Jun 1st 2014

FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter... social media is off the charts in global growth and popularity. But why? They appeal to the very center of our fallen, broken soul, attesting to our desperate need to be liked, loved and accepted. Kids, teens, adults are all alike, >>

birth, blessing, children, crisis, El Roi, family, favoritism, forefathers, grace, hatred, hope, Jacob, Leah, love, patriarch, Rachel, reproach, rivalry
family, Genesis, grace


Genesis 29.1-30
May 25th 2014

When things are going our way it's pretty easy to keep the "God is good" perspective. But what when things don't? Isn't God just as good? Hasn't He promised to cause all things for our good, for those that love Him?

Today, Jacob gets a taste of his own medicine. >>

7 years, deceit, family, Jacob, labor of love, Leah, providence, Rachel, serve, sin, sovereignty, well
Genesis 29, love, sanctification

Grace's Ladder

Genesis 28.10-22
Jan 5th 2014

If you're a follower of Jesus Christ, one thing you surely know by now is how gracious His call was & is upon your life. We are saved by God's grace: undeserved favor. Today's passage in Genesis depicts this perfectly.

En route from his death-threatening brother, >>

angels, calling, dreams, election, grace, heaven, Jacob, Jacob's ladder, Jesus, redemption, salvation, sovereign, stairway
Genesis, grace, salvation

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 & >>

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

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 >>

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

Heel Grabbing Grace

Genesis 25.12-26
Nov 17th 2013

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 >>

abortion, children, creation, elect, election, Esau, grace, Jacob, nations, plan, prayer, sovereign
election, Genesis, grace

Seek & Find

John 1.35-51
Nov 8th 2009

Ever just needed to know that God really is there? really involved in your life? that He really is aware of what you're going through, of what your needs are? that He is near and not hiding from you?

In today's sermon from John 1.35-51 we see a very >>

alone, fear, find, Jacob, Nathaniel, seek
Gospel of John, John 1