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Merry Christmas, 2016!

Dec 25th 2016

Today we'll employ a mixture of song, Scripture, prayer & testimony in worship as we celebrate our Savior's birth.read >>

birth, Christmas, God, Gospel, hero, hope, human, promise, prophecy, salvation, Savior
Christmas, holiday, salvation

Covenant Making -- The Meaning of Marriage

Genesis 2, Ephesians 5.22-33
Dec 6th 2015

According to First John 3.8, "The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy [not excuse, but destroy] the works of the devil." And what is the work of the devil? Sin in us, the children of God.

Before we talk about Covenant Breaking in Matthew 5.31-32, let's...read >>

covenant, divorce, holy, holy matrimony, keeping, marriage, promise, sacred
Marriage, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

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

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

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 casualties...read >>

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. After...read >>

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

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

Nothing Too Marvelous

Genesis 18.1-15
Jul 7th 2013

It was another hot, dry day under the oaks of Mamre when three strangers visit Abraham's tent. 99 can move pretty quick when divine visitors show up! At Abe's request--but clearly the Lord's intent--Abraham provides a communion meal of cakes, curds, and a young calf...read >>

angel, communion, covenant, doubt, fear, friend, God, Isaiah, laugh, meal, promise, visit
communion, faith, Genesis 18

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

Leaving a Legacy That Lasts

Genesis 17.1-14
Jun 23rd 2013

We all want to make a difference and leave a legacy that lasts. When God calls Abraham in Genesis, Abraham responds with trusting faith. God blesses Abraham so that he will be a blessing. God calls him into His mission of redemption and restoration. God promises him...read >>

Abraham, Abram, covenant, faith, hope, Jesus, legacy, name, nation, promise
covenant, Genesis 17, legacy

How Faith Handles A Family Feud

Genesis 13
Apr 28th 2013

When you work hard for something, it's hard to entrust it to the hands of another. But what when it's a gift? One you didn't deserve, you can't possibly preserve, but will never run out of?

Having learned his lesson in Egypt, we've a different Abram on the scene...read >>

Abram, alter, blessing, Brennan Manning, faith, generosity, Genesis 13, hope, Lot, promise, Promised Land, trust, wait, worship
faith, generosity, Genesis

Faith Has Feet

Genesis 11.27-12.9
Apr 14th 2013

As far as we know, Abram was minding his own business when God called him from pagan idolatry to faithful obedience. God commanded, Abe obeyed. It's that simple!

Simple? Yes. But not without struggle & difficulty. Abram would meet opposition almost immediately, but...read >>

Abraham, Canaan, courage, faith, obedience, pagan, promise, trust
faith, Genesis 11, Genesis 12, obedience

A Family Toward Faith

Genesis 11.10-26
Mar 24th 2013

This genealogy is different. Chapter 10's is a segmented-genealogy: to tell of all the different families were connected (or not). Chapter 5's is a linear-genealogy, like the one in this passage. But there is still one emphatic difference between those two. Genesis...read >>

Abraham, Abram, death, genealogy, hope, life, lineage, Noah, Palm Sunday, promise, salvation, Shem
faith, genealogy, Genesis 11

The Promise Ring

Genesis 9.1-17
Feb 24th 2013

Can you imagine the fear God's children could've carried after the flood? "If He cares so little for human life so as to destroy it at will, who's to say He won't haul off and do it again? How can we possibly trust such a God?"

Abba loves His children, and He...read >>

covenant, depravity, destroy, faith, free will, hope, life, marriage, Noah, peace, promise, rainbow, ring
covenant, faith, Genesis 9

In Love, He Commands

Genesis 2.8-17
Nov 18th 2012

How do God's commandments strike you? Do they elicit frustration or faithfulness? gritted teeth or grateful obedience?

The way we hear & feel about God's instruction tells a lot of our perception about Him, our confidence in Him, and our worship of Him.

We want to...read >>

command, death, Eden, faith, Father, follow, good and evil, instruct, knowledge, law, life, obedience, promise, sovereign, tree, trust
Genesis 2, law, obedience

Your Advantage: Sin, Righteousness, & Judgement

John 16.4b-11
Oct 16th 2011

Jesus promises the Helper who provides the power to proclaim and the conviction to condemn or to call out.read >>

advantage, convict, Helper, judgement, promise, resurrection, righteous, satan, sin, Spirit
Gospel of John, Gospel of John, Holy Spirit, John 16

Seven Promises of the Promised One

John 14.18-21
Aug 7th 2011

The power to stand the pressure: the promises of the Promised One.read >>

comfort, Covenant, Holy, Jesus, love, New, power, promise, Spirit, stand, Trinity
Gospel of John, John 14

Promised Shepherd

John 10.1-6
Oct 10th 2010

Having dealt with the blindness of the religious leaders to the light of the glory of God in the face of Jesus, the Good Shepherd now turns His vocals toward their deafness.

These leaders are a type of shepherd, but they must get into the fold another way, for...read >>

faith, love, New Covenant, promise, robber, sheep, shepherd, thieves, trust, voice, wolves
Gospel of John, John 10