Sermons on Genesis
One of the most powerful pieces of the Christmas story is the phrase “God with us.” This is an amazing thought! Though humanity first hid from God’s presence He continues to draw nearer and nearer to his people. The story of God coming to be with us is powerful. Living in God’s presence is where we find true fulfillment and joy.
Genesis 32 Hosea 12:2-6 Psalms 8 Taking a deep canonical reading of the story of Jacob wrestling with God, reveals some very intense concepts. Concepts of identity and reality that encourage us, as believers, today.
Galatians 3:29Hebrews 11:1-6Hebrews 11:8-10Genesis 12:1-4 It takes faith to follow God’s call. Hebrews 11:11-12Genesis 15:1-6 It takes faith to follow God’s call and hold on to your convictions. Hebrews 11:13-19 It takes faith to follow God’s call and hold on to your convictions in spite of the circumstances.
When the days are short, and it is the darkest time of the year, we do something interesting: we light everything up! God also brought light into the darkness in creation. He brought light forth simply by His word. The word of God is powerful, and the scale of His creation is immense. But He still wants to be involved in the smallest details in each of our lives. He wants to be able to exercise His creating power in our lives.
Abraham was called to sacrifice his only son; the son of promise. Abraham trusted God, and in doing so came to know God as the One who provides: Jehovah Jireh. Just as God promised a ram in the place of Isaac, so God has provided a lamb to be sacrificed in our place; His own Son, Jesus Christ.
Names have meaning. There is a personal connection when someone recognizes you by name. God is referenced by many names throught the bible. Today let us look at the first name He is referenced by. Elohim, a plural non-personal title meaning strength and power. He is the power to create the universe and the strength of recreate you new.
The Apostles Creed begins with believing in God the creator. God has made Himself plain in creation and sometimes we are too close to creation to recognize the creator.
Why the Law in light of Grace? God gave a Promise thought the covenant the Law was our guide and the promise fulfilled in Jesus.
Why isn’t the world the way it should be? Well, the answer is sin. It all began at the fall. This event from Genesis has an impact to this day, globally, relationally and personally. Until sin is bitter Christ will not be sweat.
Stories are meaningful. Stories are moving. Stories play a huge part in our lives in the day to day all the way up to changing ones life forever. We resonate with stories. There is one true story that tells all stories, it makes the most sense of the world. The story of the Bible. Today Creation. In the beginning God created.
As believers in Christ we are under Chapter 11 protection. We place our lives in the protection of Gods promises. What is faith? What is it not? What does faith do? Don’t get trapped in today’s false dichotomy of faith. Have a firm, settled, confidence in God’s plans.
It isn’t really about being kind, it is about being transformed into kindness. The fruit of the spirit are Gods traits. They develop together. Put on Jesus yoke of kindness and be transformed.