Contributed on Jul 31, 2011
When we consider pain, there are three particularly painful areas of life: our relationships, our work and finances, and our health. The pain that we experience in each of these areas of life can be traced to the judgments that God delivered after the fa
Sermon Notes July 31, 2011 FBCam Why it Hurts Genesis 3:16-19 CS Lewis, in “The Problem of Pain,” writes: “When I was an atheist, if anyone had asked me “why do you NOT believe in God, my reply would have been.... PAIN.. [People] cause pain by being born, and live by pain and in pain they ...read more
Contributed on Aug 6, 2011
God's provision for Adam and Eve demonstrates His grace in the midst of our sin.
The Compassion of God in the Crisis of Sin Genesis 3:20-24 How did it ever happen? He was once a respected leader. Now his hidden scandal is known by everyone. His wife has left him. His children won’t speak with him. When he’s at work, it seems that everyone is talking about ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2011
Genesis 9 is an important “FIRST” in the Bible. In this chapter, God ordains the second sphere of oversight for controlling human behavior. The first sphere that God ordained was in Genesis 1. It is the Family. The second sphere is found here in Genes
Sermon Notes November 6, 2011 Human Government - God’s Restraint for a Sinful World Genesis 9:4-11 There is a great debate in the U.S. concerning the role of Government. It is seen in slogans being promoted such as, “Everyone must pay their fair ...read more
Contributed on Feb 19, 2012
Sodom represents the allurment of the world. It proved deadly for Lot, and it will just as surely destroy our lives if we venture close to the world.
Our passage gives us a powerful lesson concerning worldliness. The key question from Genesis 14, “how close can you get to sin before it corrupts you?” The key verse, is Genesis 14:12. There we learn that while Lot first “pitched his tents near Sodom, now we read that Lot was ...read more
Contributed on Apr 5, 2012
Abraham and Lot. Two believers. One trusted God, and the other trusted in his own achievement, power and wisdom. The question for us as we examine their lives and story is simply this. Who do you trust?
As we come to Genesis 13, we find a chapter that gives us a powerful contrast between two very different people, Abram and Lot. While we are tempted to think that Lot was not a true believer, 2 Peter 2:7–8 tells us that he was indeed a believer, "And if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly ...read more
Contributed on Apr 28, 2012
The unsaved receive temporal blessings on account of the righteous, but God will not grant these blessings indefinitely.
If you’ve ever watched “Shark Week” or know much about sharks, you may have heard about a unique fish called Remora. They are sometimes called “suckerfish” or “shark-suckers.” These fish have a unique suction design and attache themselves to sharks, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 12, 2013
Even though we sin, God is compassionate and blesses those who call on His name.
Our text today is a story within a story. We are studying Genesis 29-30, the story of the expansion of God’s promise through the descendants of Jacob. The STORY is the life of Jacob. But the story within the story is about dramatic way in which Jacob’s sons are born. The ...read more
Contributed on Apr 6, 2013
Joseph was only seventeen when his brothers sold him into slavery. He faced many struggles that are common for young people today. We can learn from his struggles and victories.
Sermon Notes April 7, 2013 FBCam The Troubles of a Teenager Genesis 37:1-11 What were you up to when you were seventeen? For me, it was my first year at Bible College. I was a year younger than Kim who attended when she was 18. At 17 Kim was enjoying her senior year of High school, like ...read more
Contributed on Apr 12, 2013
This story of Judah and Tamar reminds us that God’s grace comes in spite of our sin - even through our sin. Grace overcomes the mess that we make of our lives and provides us with something that we could never provide for ourselves.
There are many passages in the Bible that are difficult to preach. Genesis 38 is right up there at the top of the list. It’s not BORING It’s not DEEP THEOLOGY It’s not IRRELEVANT Simply put, it’s TOO RACY! But the story must be told, because it’s an amazing story about GRACE. The story ...read more
Contributed on Jul 12, 2013
How can a good God allow human suffering to continue? The story of Joseph provides a powerful illustration that suffering has a purpose, even when we can't see it at the present time.
“When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died: ‘Say to Joseph, ...read more