Contributed on Sep 29, 2014
Jacob has a unique calling from God upon His life. Despite his combative nature, God will still use him as an instrument of His grace.
Introduction: Ill: Have you ever known someone when you heard they were dating (so&so); or even going to marry (so&so), you thought “How could they fall in love with________?” Background: • In Romans 9:10-13 we read the following verse, “Esau have I hated, and Jacob ...read more
Contributed on Oct 6, 2014
This sermon will focus on the difficulty of saying no to the flesh. Even though we have rules and law, they are no match to stop us from choosing our fleshly desires.
Background • Review Genesis 25; twins yet born completely opposite (lost/saved) • Parents show favoritism, and this will lead to a divided family. When we come to chapter 27, Isaac is around 137 and both boys are in their middle 70’s. • This sermon will ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2014
You can have all the blessings, material benefits, and all the land and children, but if you do not have God’s presence you are nothing.
Introduction: Ill: Three block-buster movies in the early 90’s that followed a boy that seemed to always be easily forgotten everywhere he went, and usually had to face bad guys all alone. Background • Review Genesis 25; twins yet born completely opposite ...read more
Contributed on Mar 20, 2015
We will learn that despite the decisions (positive and negative) of our family members, it truly is by grace that we can have a successful walk with God.
Introduction: Ill: Deception is prized by our sinful nature. Don Richardson; Papa New Guinea – the people valued Judas I. over Jesus because the best men were the deceivers in their eyes. Jacob will experience this same type of culture. It is bad enough when “deception” is a ...read more
Contributed on Jul 3, 2015
From the example of Jacob, we will learn four truths of what it means to have a Biblical marriage.
Background • We left Jacob at Haran, with his father in law, Laban, and not one but two wives. Before you think that Jacob was “one luck guy” for having two honeymoons in one week, remember how he got wife number one – he was tricked into marrying Leah; and now ...read more