Prayer – The Engine of the Church

It happens every time … for me at least. Isn’t it interesting how something that engages your senses at one point in your life, can bring back memories of another place and time? Last week as I was in St. Louis, I found myself walking by Busch Stadium and as soon as the blended aroma […]

Posted on: June 24, 2016 - 12:40PM

Genesis Summary – Our Powerful and Faithful God

The book of Genesis is the story not of man, not of creation, but of God. It is the story of the One who completely and perfectly created all things. It is his story about how he put everything in its place and put man in it to enjoy him and to glorify him forever. […]

Posted on: June 23, 2016 - 10:00PM

Genesis 50 – God’s Grace Prevailing Over Sin

Don’t miss the point of this story. The purpose of the story of Joseph is to point us to the supremacy of Jesus. Look at those many faces of Joseph. Look at them … and then think about Jesus. The favorite Son—the one and only Son—who came to earth and was despised by his brothers, […]

Posted on: June 16, 2016 - 10:00PM

Genesis 49 – Behold Jesus, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah

As we approach the end of the book of Genesis, and the end of the life of Jacob, we see the blessings of Jacob upon his sons. Moses takes this opportunity to not only record history, but to record the words of God speaking through Jacob to point us to the hope of all nations, […]

Posted on: June 9, 2016 - 10:00PM

Genesis 47-48 – The Unexpected Nature of Grace

  In blessing his grandsons, Jacob deliberately crossed his hands, so that his right hand rested upon Ephraim, the youngest, instead of upon Manasseh, the oldest, as Joseph had planned. When Joseph tried to correct his father, the old man said, “I know, my son, I know.” Why did Jacob do that? Because God had […]

Posted on: June 2, 2016 - 10:00PM