Sermon Series

  • 1. Genesis 1:1-2:3

    Contributed on Aug 11, 2010

    In the beginning

    Genesis 1:1-2:3 John Shearhart August 15, 2010 Introduction This morning we’re going to start a study through the book of Genesis. Just to give you an idea, it was written around 1450 B.C. (nearly 3,500 years ago) by Moses. It’s the first of five books known as the Pentateuch: more

  • 2. Genesis 2:4-25

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2010

    The creation of man

    Genesis 2:4-25 John Shearhart August 22, 2010 Introduction The Greek philosopher Protagoras once said that “man is the measure of all things.” In his mind nothing was more glorious or important than man. The Christian can never agree with such humanistic reasoning because God is shown to be more

  • 3. Genesis 3:1-24

    Contributed on Aug 24, 2010
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    The fall of man

    Genesis 3:1-24 John Shearhart August 29, 2010 Introduction Over the past two weeks we’ve witnessed the creation account. God made everything, each according to its own kind, and He called it all “good.” This third chapter of Genesis changes everything. One disobedient more

  • 4. Genesis 4:1-26

    Contributed on Sep 16, 2010

    Cain and Abel

    Genesis 4:1-26 John Shearhart September 19, 2010 We’re back in our study of Genesis; last time we witnessed the fall of man and Adam and Eve’s banishment from the Garden of Eden. Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, "I have more

  • 5. Genesis 5:1-32

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2010
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    The genealogy of Adam and Seth

    Genesis 5:1-32 John Shearhart September 26, 2010 I heard a story about a minister who was preaching through the book of Genesis, and when he got to the genealogy in chapter five he said, “Adam begat Seth, Seth begat Enosh, Enosh begat Kenan, and they kept on begetting one another all the way more

  • 6. Genesis 6:1-8:22

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2010
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    The flood

    Genesis 6:1-8:22 John Shearhart October 10, 2010 I was tempted to begin this message with a story about a do-over. You know, a story about how I started out to do something but messed it up and had to do it over. God created the world, Adam and Eve messed it up, and God had to do it more

  • 7. Genesis 9:1-29

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2010

    Life, rainbow, sin

    Genesis 9:1-29 John Shearhart October 17, 2010 C.S. Lewis once said that the failures of the so-called “heroes” of the Bible helped convince him that the Bible must be true. What other book would develop a hero only to show that he’s certainly not worthy of following let more

  • 8. Genesis 10:1-11:32

    Contributed on Oct 28, 2010

    The Genealogy and the City of Pride

    Genesis 10:1-11:32 John Shearhart October 31, 2010 Genesis is a story of pride and failure. It’s a story of “has God really said?” Adam and Eve in the Garden, Cain and Abel, Cain’s Lamech, and even the whole world before the flood. It’s a story of how men have known the word of God yet more

  • 9. Genesis 12:1-13:4

    Contributed on Nov 5, 2010
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    Abram goes to Egypt

    Genesis 12:1-13:4 John Shearhart February 17, 2008 When we first moved here back in February I decided to preach verse-by-verse through the books of Genesis and Romans. I love these books, and I could re-preach them over and over, but I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t think I could save more

  • 10. Genesis 13:5-18

    Contributed on Nov 11, 2010
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    Abram and Lot separate

    Genesis 13:5-18 John Shearhart November 14, 2010 Have you ever thought about what you’d do if you had a million dollars? I used to think of how wonderful it would be if God moved someone to give the church a large amount of money—then we’d be free to do whatever we wanted. We could have nicer more

  • 11. Genesis 14:1-24

    Contributed on Nov 18, 2010

    Abram rescues Lot

    Genesis 14:1-24 John Shearhart November 21, 2010 We’ve been studying through the book of Genesis together, and today we’re in chapter 14. God has called Abram from his hometown in Ur to go to Canaan. Last week we saw that there was a skirmish between the herdsman of Abram and his more

  • 12. Genesis 15:1-21

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2010
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    God’s covenant with Abram

    Genesis 15:1-21 John Shearhart March 16, 2008 We’re studying the grace and sovereignty of God in the life of Abram through the book of Genesis. God called Abram from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the Promised Land. His nephew, Lot, was with him, and (if you’ll remember from last time) he was more

  • 13. Genesis 16:1-16

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2010

    The birth of Ishmael

    Genesis 16:1-16 John Shearhart December 5, 2010 Genesis is a book about God and His dealings with His creation. In the beginning He created the heavens and the earth. He put a man named Adam in the garden and commanded him not to eat of the tree of knowledge. When Adam disobeyed, sin was more

  • 14. Genesis 17:1-27

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2010

    The promise of a son

    Genesis 17:1-27 John Shearhart December 12, 2010 Last week we saw that Abram tried to rush God by having a son through Hagar. Thirteen years pass by and he’s given up any hope of his 90 year old wife giving him a son, so he considers Ishmael to be the son of the promise (:18). But more

  • 15. Genesis 18:1-33

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2010
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    The three visitors

    Genesis 18:1-33 John Shearhart December 19, 2010 Of all the people of the world, God has chosen a childless man named Abraham to leave his hometown and go to a land of promise where He’ll make his name great and bless all the families of the earth through him. Abraham believes God for all more

  • 16. Genesis 19:1-38

    Contributed on Dec 29, 2010
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    The destruction of Sodom

    Genesis 19:1-38 John Shearhart January 2, 2011 In the book of Genesis we’ve seen how God created all things in six days, and how all these things were corrupted by sin when Adam ate from the tree of knowledge. Suddenly everything was under a curse. But God wasn’t taken by surprise: in more

  • 17. Genesis 20:1-18

    Contributed on Jan 11, 2011
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    Abraham and Abimelech

    Genesis 20:1-18 John Shearhart January 16, 2011 Last time we saw Abraham he was watching the smoke rise from what was left of Sodom. God has called him to live as a stranger in the land of Canaan, but He’s promised to make him the father of many nations. Abraham’s waited for many years, living more

  • 18. Genesis 21:1-21

    Contributed on Jan 20, 2011
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    The birth of Isaac

    Genesis 21:1-21 John Shearhart January 23, 2011 In our study of Genesis we’ve seen that Adam didn’t do what God had commanded—“Don’t eat from the tree of knowledge.” But Adam couldn’t help himself, and his disobedience brought sin into the world. His more

  • 19. Genesis 21:22-34

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2011
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    Abraham plants a grove

    Genesis 21:22-34 John Shearhart September 28, 2008 God promised to give Abraham a son and land. Last week we saw how He delivered on the promise of a son; this week we’ll see how He starts to deliver on the promise of the land. And it came to pass at that time, After Abraham sent more

  • 20. Genesis 22:1-24

    Contributed on Feb 3, 2011
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    Abraham offers Isaac

    Genesis 22:1-24 John Shearhart February 6, 2011 We’re studying through Genesis, and today we come to one of the greatest chapters of the Bible. Abraham has been walking with God for more than 25 years since He called him out of Ur into the Promised Land. After a long wait God finally gave him more

  • 21. Genesis 23:1-20

    Contributed on Feb 10, 2011
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    Abraham purchases land

    Genesis 23:1-20 John Shearhart October 19, 2008 We’re making our way through Genesis: chapter-by-chapter and verse-by-verse. After 25 years of waiting Abraham has a son, and then he’s commanded to sacrifice him to God as a burnt offering. It would have been very difficult (probably more

  • 22. Genesis 24:1-67

    Contributed on Feb 17, 2011

    A wife for Isaac

    Genesis 24:1-67 John Shearhart February 20, 2011 We left off in our study of Genesis last week with Abraham buying a field in the Promised Land for a place to bury his wife Sarah. Chapters 24 and 25 are the last two chapters in Genesis on Abraham’s life. This week we’ll see how he more

  • 23. Genesis 25:1-34

    Contributed on Feb 23, 2011
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    Isaac, Jacob, and Esau

    Genesis 25:1-34 John Shearhart February 27, 2011 We’re studying through the book of Genesis and we’re learning about God’s work in the life of Abraham. God God’s done a lot for him: He called him from Ur, He saw him through a famine, He gave him the victory in a major more

  • 24. Genesis 1:1-26

    Contributed on Oct 25, 2012

    Creation. What is "the image of God"?

    Genesis 1:1-26 October 24, 2012 Genesis was written nearly 3,500 years ago by Moses. It’s an important book because it gives us a history of the world and of the Israelites. It covers nearly every major doctrine including the triune Godhead, sovereignty, original sin, death, election, more

  • 25. Genesis 1:26-31

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2012
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    Christ is Lord of His dominion

    Genesis 1:26-31 October 31, 2012 We’re studying the creation account, and last week we left off with man being created in the image of God. This week we’re going to pick back up in verse 26 and we’re going to set our attention on three shadows pointing towards Christ. In case you’re tempted more

  • 26. Genesis 1:27; 2:18-24

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2012

    Eve and the first marriage are a type of the Church and the last marriage.

    We’re studying the creation account, and last week we saw how Adam is a type of Christ in his dominion over all the earth. This week we’re going to look at the creation of Eve and the establishment of the first marriage and see how it’s related to our hope. 27So God created man more

  • 27. Genesis 2:1-3

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2012

    God’s rest and the 7th day

    Genesis 2:1-3 November 14, 2012 God created everything: Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3And God blessed the seventh more

  • 28. Genesis 2:4-17, 3:1-15

    Contributed on Nov 29, 2012

    God plants a tree in the Garden to begin His plan of Redemption

    Genesis 2:4-17; 3:1-15 November 28, 2012 In the first chapter we saw that God made everything and called it “good,” but this third chapter changes everything; one act of disobedience subjects everything good to the curse of sin and death. If you’ve ever wondered why the world more

  • 29. Genesis 3:6-15

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2012

    Shame, Curses, and Redemption

    Genesis 3:6-15 December 5, 2012 In our last study we asked why God would put the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden, and we concluded that it was the beginning of His plan of redemption which would prove His love for us. This week we’re going to go back over some of these verses and more

  • 30. Genesis 3:16

    Contributed on Dec 12, 2012

    The effects of the curse on Eve

    Genesis 3:16 December 12, 2012 The serpent came into the garden and tricked the woman into eating fruit from the forbidden tree. As a result they both realize they were naked, and when they heard God calling out to them they hid because they were ashamed. When God questions them they confess to more