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Sermons on Genesis

God Redeems Adversity

We’ve watched Joseph from being the favored son of his father to a slave in Egypt by the hands of his jealous brothers.  We’ll now see God setting the stage for His plans, just not in the way Joseph would have expected. The dreams God gave Joseph would come true.  Let’s discover that we too…

Despising the Chosen One

Mark’s sermon on today’s reading in Genesis 37 about Joseph being sold into slavery. Favoritism.  We don’t like it.  If someone in our family or workplace seems to be the golden boy or girl, we have a hard time being nice to that person.  Sometimes we hate them. Such was the case with Joseph’s brothers,…

Despising the Chosen One

Randy’s homily on today’s reading in Genesis 37 about Joseph being sold into slavery. Favoritism.  We don’t like it.  If someone in our family or workplace seems to be the golden boy or girl, we have a hard time being nice to that person.  Sometimes we hate them. Such was the case with Joseph’s brothers,…

Wrestling with God

A man on the run encounters God, wrestles with Him, and lives to tell the tale. Remarkably, Jacob walks away not only with a busted hip but with a  divine blessing. What does this mean for us in the ways we also wrestle with God? How may we be broken and how may we be…

Unrelenting, Unshakable, Unwavering Love

Today’s reading from Genesis reads like a good old fashioned reality tv show.  After requiring Jacob to work seven years for his younger daughter’s hand in marriage, Laban substituted his older daughter Leah-and Jacob didn’t discover the deception until the morning after his wedding night.  Some men would have given up. Jacob on the other…

God is a Promise Keeper

Have you ever been the victim of a broken promise?  On the other side of things, have there been times when you have been the one to break a promise?  Pain is deep and real in either scenario. We might even feel from time to time that God Himself has broken His promise to us…

Like A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

The Rev. Ted McNabb was our preacher at 8:00 am and 10:30 am in the Sanctuary. “I have set my bow in the cloud and it shall be a sign of the covenant I have made…”    Seventy percent of the earth is dominated by water.  Ninety percent of this is ocean with rivers and rain taking the rest.  In the midst of…

Fabricated Blessings

We love stories with recognizable plots and craftily woven scenes so intricate that satisfaction comes from a great ending.  Sometimes there are many possible resolutions.  In Genesis 3, sin looked like a fabricated blessing but it came with very serious consequences.  Thankfully, we don’t always get what we deserve.   Join me Sunday, as this plot…

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

It takes only three chapters into Genesis.  That’s it. Sin has been around for a very long time.  Sin defined is simply anywhere in our life where there is an absence of God.  The consequences of sin are dire. Yet what is often unseen in Genesis 3 is the solution to sin…stay tuned…after all, not…