Sermons on Genesis

Sermons on Genesis

Missions: The Story of the Bible

“I will make you into a great nation,    and I will bless you;I will make your name great,    and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you,    and whoever curses you I will curse;and all peoples on earth    will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:2-3 (NIV) They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to…

50 Years of Blessing

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land to the land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”  And Joseph made the Israelites swear an oath and said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this place.” Genesis 50:24-25 (NIV) This is what the Lord Almighty says: “The people of Israel are oppressed,    and the people of Judah as well.All their…

Our Faithful God

Pastor Gregory steps away from the series on Colossians to remind us of the faithfulness of God during Hurricane Florence. No one ever trusted God in vain. God is faithful, perfectly trustworthy to all generations. In the passage above, God renews His promise to Abram at a time when Abram’s faith is wavering. Let us lean on God, remembering that He will fulfill His promises in His own timing.
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Moses, Moses

Exodus 3:1-6 describes the calling of Moses in an extraordinary event. God reveals Himself as omnipotent over creation as He speaks to Moses from a burning bush which is never consumed. God calls “Moses, Moses” with the repetition of the name signifying affection. He instructs Moses to remove his sandals because the holy God (without equal / without sin) is in this place. Moses responds in fear and humility; God responds with reassurance and sends Moses out to serve him.
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Jacob, Jacob

“Jacob, Jacob.” God spoke with affection to Jacob in a moment of deep spiritual significance and tells Jacob not to fear as he prepares to enter the land of Egypt. God reassures Jacob that He will keep His promises and prove His faithfulness. Like Jacob, we need a faithful God and God is faithful. Our response must be to embrace God’s promises and act in obedience.
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Abraham, Abraham

God is always worthy of our trust and obedience, even when His dealings with us are baffling from our perspective. Abraham believed the promises of God in spite of the perplexity of God’s command to sacrifice his son, Isaac. The Lord responded to the obedience of Abraham by calling out “Abraham, Abraham,” and providing a substitute sacrifice. Like Abraham, let us be reminded that no one ever trusted God in vain.

The First Gospel

Genesis 3 chronicles Adam and Eve’s disobedience, guilt, and punishment. All of mankind’s enmity (opposition) to the serpent (Satan) is predicted. God also promises the eventual crushing of Satan through Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross. Believers in Christ today can resist temptation—we are no longer slaves to sin. In the future Satan will be completely and ultimately destroyed. Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said…

God’s Covenant with Abraham

In Genesis 15, God reassures Abraham that He will be faithful to His covenant. The faithfulness of God is part of the perfection of God’s character. He is totally dependable and trustworthy. When we do not understand God’s timing or our confidence in His faithfulness is weak, it is helpful to remember that God can never act in a way that is inconsistent with His character.dd