Sermon Series
  • 1. In The Beginning (Part I)

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2000
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    Defending the Genesis account and biblical creation. Before examining the spiritual aspect of Genesis, it is important to understand the evidence that supports the Bible’s claims.

    In The Beginning Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. ...read more

  • 2. In The Beginning (Part Ii)

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2000
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    In this part we will examine the purpose of our creation, satan’s deception and the process of temptation. We can clearly observe that nothing has changed since the beginning. Will we learn from history or relive it?

    Part II. Why did God create us? Why does it matter whether God used evolution or creation to form man? There are two major reasons this is a foundational issue. We are created in the image of God. Because we are the reflection of God, we have been created for the purpose of glorifying God. Unlike ...read more

  • 3. Why Cain's Sacrifice Is Rejected

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2000
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    Why was Cain’s offering rejected? We reproduce Cain’s sin when we allow sin to control us and try to produce our own righteousness.

    Genesis 4 - The Sin of Cain Genesis 4:1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have acquired a man from the LORD." 2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in the process ...read more

  • 4. Genesis Controversies And Contradictions

    Contributed on Oct 26, 2000
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    The purpose of this study is to strengthen your faith by understanding these Genesis passages that are often accused of being contradictory.

    Genesis Controversies and Contradictions Before we depart from the origin stories in Genesis, I believe it is necessary to address common questions and misunderstandings of this portion of the Bible. The book of Genesis is the most attacked book in the Old Testament if not the most attacked book ...read more

  • 5. The Sons Of God And The Daughters Of Men

    Contributed on Nov 18, 2000
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    Who are the sons of God and why did their marriage to the daughters of men produce violence and unrestrained sin in the world? Jesus used this as a reference to the sign of His second coming, so how do we apply this today?

    The Sons of God and the Daughters of Men Genesis 6:1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they ...read more

  • 6. The Flood (Part I) - Evidence For The Flood

    Contributed on Dec 8, 2000
    based on 137 ratings
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    Part 1 of this two part series examines the scientific facts that support the flood. The goal of this message is to give confidence to our faith and show the accuracy of scripture.

    The Flood (Part I) – Evidence for the flood *** Note the original message uses graphics. To see the graphical version or to download it as a Word document, go to http://www.exchangedlife.com/Sermons/gen/the_flood.htm *** We have looked at the events leading up to the flood – the departure from ...read more

  • 7. The Ark - A Portrait Of Christ

    Contributed on Dec 30, 2000
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    The historical flood points to the spiritual truth of Jesus’ redemption on the cross. This sermon looks at the message we are taught in the flood.

    The Ark - a Portrait of the Cross One thing that is vital to understanding scripture is to keep the end in mind as you study. If you lose sight of the big picture, you will miss the spiritual applications or be in danger of taking scripture out of context. God is working out His plan and He sees ...read more

  • 8. The Message Behind The Tower Of Babel

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2001
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    The Tower of Babel is not merely an explanation of language changes, but there are four key areas we learn from this account that applies to our Christian culture today.

    Tower of Babel Genesis 11: 1 Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. 3 Then they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly." ...read more

  • 9. God's Call

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2001
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    This begins with the historical evidence from the ancient kingdom of Ebla that validates the life of Abraham and then I will look at God’s call. How He used Abram’s humanity, weakness and faith to open the door of God’s purpose.

    God’s Call Genesis 11 ends with the genealogy leading up to Abram (later Abraham). Terah took his son Abram and his wife Saria, and grandson Lot and headed toward Canaan. They did not get to Canaan, but dwelled in the city of Haran (which is probably named after Abram’s brother who died after he ...read more

  • 10. Blessing, Division, And Vision

    Contributed on Feb 24, 2001
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    God blesses when we get behind the vision He ordains. Division threatens to side track the church from His vision. This sermon looks at the importance of seeking unity, but not at the cost of the vision God calls us to follow.

    Blessing, Division, and Vision Genesis 13: 1 Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, to the South. 2 Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. 3 And he went on his journey from the South as far as Bethel, to the place where his ...read more

  • 11. Who Is Melchizedek?

    Contributed on Mar 10, 2001
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    Melchizedek seems like a mysterious figure in Genesis as he makes a brief appearance and then disappears until the New Testament. This sermon looks at the communion of Christ foreshadowed in Genesis.

    Who is Melchizedek? Genesis chapter 14 begins by detailing how the five cities of the plains rebelled against the king of Elam. We aren’t given the prior history except that these cities served this king and paid tribute to prevent being destroyed. It was not uncommon in those days for a ...read more

  • 12. The Covenant Of Grace (Part 1)

    Contributed on Mar 10, 2001
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    The smoking pot, flaming torch and God’s covenant with Himself that benefited Abraham is a reflection of our covenant of grace. This sermon looks at the promise that is not dependent upon us, but on God’s grace.

    The Covenant of Grace Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward." 2 But Abram said, "Lord GOD, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is ...read more

  • 13. The Covenant Of Grace (Part 2)

    Contributed on Mar 10, 2001
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    The smoking pot, flaming torch and God’s covenant with Himself that benefited Abraham is a reflection of our covenant of grace. This sermon looks at the promise that is not dependent upon us, but on God’s grace.

    The Covenant of Grace 3. The Covenant Look again at our passage in Genesis 15: 8 And he said, "Lord GOD, how shall I know that I will inherit it?" 9 So He said to him, "Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon." 10 ...read more

  • 14. God's Forgives. God Requires Forgiveness.

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2001
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    This study looks at the incredible depth of God’s forgiveness and also His requirement for us to forgive.

    God’s Forgives. God Requires Forgiveness. One of the greatest challenges to human nature is the issue of forgiveness. Those who can’t forgive themselves are filled with guilt and despair, and those who won’t forgive others are filled with anger and bitterness. The most miserable people are the ...read more

  • 15. Waiting For God

    Contributed on Apr 8, 2001
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    This message first looks at the frustration and responses Christians have when God does not act according to our plan and then the need for our response to trust Him.

    Waiting For God Genesis 16 1 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. 2 So Sarai said to Abram, "See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her." ...read more

  • 16. Submission - A Command With A Promise

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2001
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    The Biblical principles of submission. This study looks at how submission is an act of humility and faith in God. We are trusting God to lift us up and fulfill His promises.

    Submission – A Command with a Promise Genesis 16 8 And He said, "Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?" She said, "I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai." 9 The Angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under ...read more

  • 17. Walk And Be Blameless

    Contributed on May 4, 2001
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    Abraham was justified before Isaac was born, yet his sacrifice was evidence of this faith. This study looks at our lifestyle as evidence for our faith in Christ or in the world.

    Walking by Faith and Blameless Genesis 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 "And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly." 3 Then Abram fell on his ...read more

  • 18. God's Mercy Revealed In Sodom

    Contributed on May 11, 2001
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    God extends mercy before judgment becomes the only option. It is only after the church turns away and the world rejects mercy that God judges. Sodom reveals the picture of God’s deep mercy.

    God’s Mercy Revealed in Sodom Genesis 18: 17 And the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, ... 20 And the LORD said, "Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, 21 "I will go down now and see whether they have done ...read more

  • 19. We Reap What We Sow

    Contributed on May 18, 2001
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    Lot sowed in the flesh and reaped trouble; Abraham sowed in faith and reaped righteousness. This study looks at how these two men reflect our choices today.

    We Reap What We Sow Genesis 19 29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt. 30 Then Lot went up out of Zoar and dwelt in the mountains, and ...read more