Tamar, the first woman listed in the genealogy of Jesus, playing the role of a prostitute one time. Rahab, the second woman listed, ran a brothel! Have we gone from bad to worse? No. God's just showing us what's possible when a life is touched by grace.
Paul's at the end of his letter to the Thessalonian Christians, but he has two final things to say. One is a warning, the other a wish. But together they reflect Paul's overriding goal for them: Walk worthy!
Heart of God series - Grace for Me, You and the World
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.
Grace is at the heart of Christianity, yet too often it is missing from our Christian experience. Satan misrepresents and cheapens grace, and many believers have lost hold of it. But if you make a decision to choose grace, your life will be a shining witness for Christ.
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?
The 7 - "I AM" statements of Jesus Christ