Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Genesis

The Preventing Grace of God

GENESIS 20:1–6 – From there Abraham journeyed toward the territory of the Negeb and lived between Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar. And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, “Behold, you are a…

Where All Sin Begins

GENESIS 3:1-11: Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said,…

Healing Fractured Relationships

GENESIS 26: 34-35: When Esau was forty years old, he took Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite to be his wife, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and they made life bitter for Isaac and Rebekah.” THEME OF THE DAY – HEALING FRACTURED RELATIONSHIPS: It is not unrealistic to assume, in some fashion, we have family relationships that might…

None Greater

GENESIS 5:24 – Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him. THEME OF THE DAY. NONE GREATER. Imagine a stranger takes a walk through a cemetery. This individual is reading the words on the various gravestones. By the way, take an unhurried stroll through a cemetery soon. Do so for a few reasons. First, a walk outside is…

Yes, We Are

GENESIS 4:8-9 – Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” THEME OF THE DAY. YES, WE ARE. In today’s scripture, particularly Cain, we encounter…