Thy Will be Done (Genesis 25:19-34)

God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life that might not always seem so wonderful. Consider, this morning, the story of the birth of Esau and Jacob and learn that the faithful may not always understand; but they always trust. If you love God, you trust Him. If you trust God, youContinue reading “Thy Will be Done (Genesis 25:19-34)”

What Happens after I Die? (Genesis 25:1-18)

“It is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Heb 9:27) . This is a sobering verse that encourages us to examine whether or not we are prepared to die. In our study of Genesis, we read that “Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an oldContinue reading “What Happens after I Die? (Genesis 25:1-18)”

God’s Providential Guidance (Genesis 24)

Do you want the Lord to lead you or leave you alone? If you want to be left alone, you will elevate your desires and preferences and find disillusionment as you seek happiness and peace in vain. If you want to be led by God, you will submit yourself to Christ in faith and findContinue reading “God’s Providential Guidance (Genesis 24)”

How to Overcome Grief (Genesis 23-24:4)

Grief is a desert that must be crossed on foot.[1] The sorrow that comes upon a person, especially by a loved one’s death, is deep and not easily overcome. But, it can be defeated if you are willing to be led through the desert by Jesus Christ. There are no shortcuts to overcoming grief becauseContinue reading “How to Overcome Grief (Genesis 23-24:4)”

I Surrender All (Genesis 22)

One of the most convicting songs we sing is “I Surrender All”. Consider the first verse: “All to Jesus I surrender, All to Him I freely give; I will ever love and trust Him, In His presence daily live.” The line that is, personally, the most convicting is “all to Him I freely give”. WhenContinue reading “I Surrender All (Genesis 22)”

4 Helpful Reminders for Living Peaceably (Genesis 21:22-34)

Conflict is inevitable. You can try hard to avoid it, but the Bible says that “all have sinned” (Rom 3:23); therefore, the potential for conflict is always present. This is why the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12:18, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” Even though sin isContinue reading “4 Helpful Reminders for Living Peaceably (Genesis 21:22-34)”

As Promised and On-Time (Genesis 21:1-21)

One of the best things a Christian can do is to hand our calendar over to God. If we refuse to do so, we should not be surprised that we get frustrated that God isn’t meeting our deadlines. If unchecked, we can grow bitter and resentful. But, if we hand over our calendar and ourContinue reading “As Promised and On-Time (Genesis 21:1-21)”

Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19)

Believe it or not, all warning signs are necessary because people can be very foolish. The reason there is a warning on bleach telling you not to drink it is because someone tried to drink it. The library’s warning not to stick your hand in the book return is there because someone tried to stickContinue reading “Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19)”

I Am God Almighty (Genesis 17)

Do you ever wish you could start over? Maybe you have convinced yourself that a fresh start would take away all your problems and allow you to live happily ever after? The truth is that simply starting over is only a short term solution because soon you will find yourself wanting to start over again.Continue reading “I Am God Almighty (Genesis 17)”