Sermons on “Genesis”

Very Good, But Not God

Once we know who we are, we need to know where we are and how we answer that question determines a lot about how we live. The world we live in is neither junk nor divine, but good because it is made by the same God who made us in his image. That means our relationship between the creation and God is full of purpose!

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We Are Loved Beyond Measure

Who Are We? It’s an essential question that everyone asks because we have a sense that we need a purpose — we need value. Christianity has an answer to this fundamental human question: we are loved by God.

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Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Finally! they’re going to get what’s coming to them. Or, are they? How can there be both justice and mercy? And, what does that mean for us as the people of God?

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Down But Not Out

There will be times when we’re down, but that doesn’t mean we’re out. God will pick us up again and set us on our feet. The key is to hang on and let him do his thing — it’s all going to be alright!

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No Time Outs

Can a situation, or life itself, get so bad that it’s okay to put aside our Christian convictions? If not, what is the key to staying faithful under such intense pressure? We’ll look at Joseph in Potiphar’s house to see how we can face this sort of challenge.

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Rage Against the Machine

In the face of injustice our temptation is to rage, grab the levers of power, even get violent for the right reasons. But, the politics of the cross point us to a different system of power which has already overcome the system and injustice of the world. The cross changes everything — especially us.

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Tough Mudder

Is God one of your priorities? Or, is he the one who sets your priorities? We need to let go of everything else in order to firmly hold on to him. It’s only by this sort of Tough Mudder like training that we will enter into the kingdom of God.

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Looks Can Be Deceiving

Which son will receive the blessing? Which one deserves it? The answer looks like neither, yet Jacob — that scoundrel — is blessed! How can this be good news? It is because God isn’t fooled by our dressing up.

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Our Inheritance, Pain and Gain

Suffering is not a sign of God’s displeasure. When God adopts us to be his children we are sharing in Christ’s Sonship (grace/gain), but this is only true because we also share in his suffering (pain). What this birthright grants us is the ability to live risky lives for the sake of the kingdom. Like the old adage says, “No pain, no gain.”

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