Sunday, 10. November 2019

Physical Hunger, Spiritual Guilt

The Awakening of Conscience - Hunger is a great motivator, and in Genesis 42, God uses it to draw Joseph's brothers to Egypt. There, God uses Joseph to expose their spiritual guilt. Admitting their sin was the first step in transforming this dysfunctional family into a godly nation.
Scripture: Genesis 42
Sunday, 3. November 2019

From Prison to Power: When God Opens a Door

Living as a Christian in the world can feel like a fish out of water! We are aliens and strangers, but greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world! God is preparing us for service in a hostile environment, we just don't know how or when. So be ready!
Scripture: Genesis 41
Sunday, 27. October 2019

When Dreams of Freedom Don't Come True

There are many 'prisons' in life, often hidden from view. Spiritual prisons are worse than physical ones. We cry out for God to deliver us, but sometimes it seems He has forgotten us. God doesn't do that. He'll never forsake you. As you dream, never stop trusting in God!
Scripture: Genesis 40
Sunday, 22. September 2019

God's Amazing Grace , Judah and Tamar

James 4.17 says, "To one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin." God's perspective on sin, and His ability to sovereignly bring good out of a corrupt situation, is on display in our passage today - the scandalous story of Judah and Tamar.
Scripture: Genesis 38
Sunday, 8. September 2019

Chosen by God, Hated by Man

The final section of Genesis, the toledot of Jacob, begins abruptly in Genesis 37 with the revelation of a dysfunctional family. Emotions run hot, and divisions run deep. There are hints of what is to come, and behind the scenes, the hand of God is guiding it all.
Scripture: Genesis 37:2-11
Sunday, 17. March 2019

Learning Patience on the Road of Faith

Genesis 36 is a tiresome and seemingly useless list of Esau's family tree...but it tells a story. Esau conquered the land of Edom; his sons and grandsons are prosperous and powerful. In contrast, Jacob is in Canaan, going nowhere. Why? What lessons are there for us here?
Scripture: Genesis 36:1-37:1