Humility and Obedience (Genesis 31)

God’s commands are not burdensome (1 John 5:3), but they are demanding. They are not burdensome because they are good and given by a loving God. They are, however, demanding because they require obedience from a humble heart. Humility is the key to obedience because the humble man receives God’s grace (James 4:6). The graceContinue reading “Humility and Obedience (Genesis 31)”

Sleepwalking (Genesis 28:6-22)

Sleepwalking, according to WebMD, is a disorder that causes people to get up and walk around while they’re asleep. It is not just walking around, one woman drove to work on a Saturday Night while asleep! When someone is sleepwalking (driving!) they are performing routine tasks while not fully conscious. There is some debate onContinue reading “Sleepwalking (Genesis 28:6-22)”

God’s Blessing (Genesis 26:12-33)

Do you want God to bless you? In Genesis 26:12, we learn that the Lord blessed Isaac. In today’s sermon we are going to consider whether or not we want to be blessed by God like Isaac was. Before you quickly answer “Oh course!”, let us consider what God’s blessing entails and what it elicits.Continue reading “God’s Blessing (Genesis 26:12-33)”

Always Faithful (Genesis 26:1-12)

Christian, God is always faithful and will always keep His promises; therefore, spend less time worrying about your performance and more time resting in Christ’s love. When we worry about how we measure up, we take our focus off of Christ and place it upon ourselves. When we take our focus off of ourselves andContinue reading “Always Faithful (Genesis 26:1-12)”

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)”