The God Who Sets Us Free

July 18, 2021 Genesis 50:15-21 Our stories seem a little more broken. Our lives are a little messier. And we have no idea how our stories will end – or do we? The truth is, this story was written down for us so that we could live our lives in light of the end. The […]

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Skinny Cows

July 18, 2021 Genesis 41:33-40 God was with Joseph. The promise that accompanied the dream that God had given Joseph was not that everything was going to be easy. In his immaturity at the time, Joseph thought so. Yet the promise was that at the end, he would lead. The moment of leadership came after […]

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The Gospel Reversal

July 11, 2021 Genesis 38, 49:8-12 God’s idea of salvation and success are most clearly seen when they’re held up against the backdrop of our sin and unrighteousness. Like Judah, we can lift our faces to heaven and proclaim that we have done what is wrong in God’s eyes. We can know with all our […]

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The God Who Speaks in Silence

July 4, 2021 Genesis 37:18-25 Have you ever been in a situation so bleak that you cried out:”Where is God in all this? Why is God silent?” I know I have. We all have moments like that – times when we find ourselves in the dark and we feel more alone and forsaken than we […]

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God’s Love Goes Further Still

June 27, 2021 Genesis 33:1-10 Jacob wanted to bless Esau because God had been gracious to him, and he had everything that he needed. Life can seem like a big, fat mess. Maybe you can relate to that. But there in the pages of Genesis we find a tiny, treasured truth: The solution to our […]

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God’s Love Conquers Sin

June 20, 2021 Genesis 27:26-29 What we’re going to see next is that the only possible reason someone like Jacob could be saved is because the merciful Grace of God will not change on the face of sin or anything else. Through Jacob’s story, God shows us that our sins, no matter how numerous, can’t […]

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Faith Is Our Dependent Act

June 13, 2021 Genesis 18:1-14 God’s question to Sarah is the same question for you today. He wants you to know that if God has promised something to you, then there is nothing that will stand in the way of God remaining faithful to that promise. No matter how difficult the situation, no matter how […]

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Faith Is God’s Decisive Act

June 6, 2021 Hebrews 11:8-12 Abraham’s call had an interesting dynamic. You’ve probably heard many testimonies of God calling people away from lives of drunkenness and immorality, lewdness, and debauchery – bad things, in other words. What’s striking about Abraham’s call is that he was ordered to leave the good things in his life. He […]

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One Way Back to God

May 30, 2021 Ephesians 2:4-7 We can’t live out the rule book. In fact, we fail in our attempts. Even on our very best day of godliness, we’re light years away from obedience. Through the life, death, and resurrection of His own Son, Jesus Christ, God made a way for us to escape from sin’s […]

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Building Towers of Disappointment

May 23, 2021 Genesis 11:1-4 The heart of the story of Babel and its connection to our lives isn’t in the city or tower they built, or in the confusion of their language. The heart of the story lies in their desires to belong, to feel significant and valued, and to be connected to greatness. […]

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