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Genesis 27 – The Beauty of God’s Grace to the Unworthy

In Genesis 27, we see the blessing passed on to Jacob. As we have walked through the book of Genesis, we’ve been reminded on quite a few occasions of Abraham’s obedience in the light of God’s promises. We see Abraham willing to take his son up the mountain and slay him as a sacrifice. We […]

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Posted on: March 31, 2016 - 10:00PM

Romans 6:1-11 – Easter Sunday – Identifying with the Resurrection of Christ

The keys of death were hung on the inside of Christ’s tomb. From the outside, Christ could do many wonderful works, including raising a twelve-year-old girl and two men from the dead—only to die again (Mark 5:41-42; Luke 7:14-15; John 11:43-44). If any were to be raised from the dead, never to die again, Christ […]

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Posted on: March 24, 2016 - 1:03PM

Genesis 25-26 – The Blessing of the Presence of the Lord

Many people confuse the blessing of the Lord with the presence of the Lord. How often we measure a person or his work by the outward appearance, rather than seeking to understand the inner essence of the person himself. “The LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD […]

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Posted on: March 17, 2016 - 9:57PM

Genesis 23-24 – God’s Faithfulness and Sovereignty During Suffering

What do you do when it doesn’t work out the way you thought it would? You took the job, and it didn’t work out. You made the investment, and it didn’t work out. You entered the relationship, and it didn’t work out. You started school, and it didn’t work out. You made a big decision, […]

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Posted on: March 10, 2016 - 10:00PM

Genesis 22 – The Lord Will Provide

The Lord’s people are no more exempt from trouble than others. When most in the path of duty, storms and tempests may overtake you, and menace your very existence: yea, and in the midst of all, your Lord and Saviour may seem regardless of your trouble. But remember, that, embarked as you are with him, […]

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Posted on: March 3, 2016 - 10:00PM

Genesis 20-21 – God Preserving Abraham

Mark the form of the promise, And I will remember my covenant. God does not say, ‘And when you shall look upon the bow and you shall remember my covenant, then I will not destroy the earth,’ but it is gloriously put not upon our memory, which is fickle and frail, but upon God’s memory […]

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Posted on: February 25, 2016 - 10:00PM

Genesis 18:19-19:29 – The Great Mercies of God

In Genesis chapter 18, we see the great mercy of God on display. The people of Sodom, just like us, deserved to be punished for their sin. Like us, they deserved the wrath of God. And yet, we see here in this scene, Abraham pleading with God to have mercy and each time God says […]

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Posted on: February 18, 2016 - 10:59PM

Genesis 18:1-15 – Is Anything Too Hard For God?

God’s great plan of redemption—his plan to gain a people for his name from all the nations and tribes and languages, a people who trust him and love him and follow him—that plan took a decisive turn with the calling of Abraham and the great promise in Genesis 12:2, “I will bless those who bless […]

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Posted on: February 11, 2016 - 10:00PM

Meditation for Preparation – Discipleship

Disciple-making is an intentional process of evangelizing non-believers, establishing believers in the faith, and equipping leaders. “Make disciples” implies intentionality and process. Disciple-making doesn’t just happen because a church exists and people show up. It is a deliberate process. Considering the modifying participles of “going . . . baptizing . . . teaching” help us […]

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Posted on: February 4, 2016 - 10:00PM

Joy in Evangelism

Joy in Evangelism … sadly, this phrase is a contradiction to many followers of Jesus. Yet this past Sunday in Luke 10, we noted two motivations for faithfulness in our evangelism that work to ensure we experience joy in the privilege and responsibility of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with others. Those two […]

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Posted on: February 2, 2016 - 12:20PM