Summary: Part 5 of a study on the book of Genesis- focus on our relationships and responses
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As always , I write like I preach - sorry if it is hard to read
Have you ever been in a situation where everything seemed impossible?
I mean no matter how hard you looked
You could not see a way out of this mess you have made
No matter where you turned
Or how you turned it
Your situation seemed utterly impossible
With men many things are in fact impossible
If you have kids
You have heard
That’s too hard
Whether math homework’
Or cleaning their bed rooms
Maybe you like me have said those words yourself as a child or even as an adult
Maybe about a job
Digging post holes in clay or rocky ground
Maybe putting in extra hours in an attempt to get ahead just a bit
Maybe in a situation in your life you used these words
That’s too hard
Serious medical problems
Death or a friend or loved one
We see things in this world that seemed impossible
Think about the magic tricks we often see on television
Or appear to happen
Then we see that it was just a trick
Smoke and mirrors
You see we cannot go against nature or natural law
Magicians often seem to make things fly
Make things float
Make things disappear
It is just an illusion
They are bound by natural law
And in man’s power those acts are impossible
Not so with God.
God does not have to perform a trick in order to do the impossible.
He is not bound by the forces of nature
Remember when he calmed the storm
Remember when he turned off the sun after Jesus’ death
Parted the Red Sea
He created the nature
Nature answers to Him, not the other way around.
Our scripture this morning tells us about God doing the impossible.
How when we think something is impossible for man, we are right but for God, nothing is impossible.
Nothing too hard
Today we will continue with our sermon series from Genesis
People relating to God
The LORD appeared again to Abraham near the oak grove belonging to Mamre. One day Abraham was sitting at the entrance to his tent during the hottest part of the day. 2 He looked up and noticed three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran to meet them and welcomed them, bowing low to the ground.
3 “My lord,” he said, “if it pleases you, stop here for a while. 4 Rest in the shade of this tree while water is brought to wash your feet. 5 And since you’ve honored your servant with this visit, let me prepare some food to refresh you before you continue on your journey.”
“All right,” they said. “Do as you have said.”
6 So Abraham ran back to the tent and said to Sarah, “Hurry! Get three large measures[a] of your best flour, knead it into dough, and bake some bread.” 7 Then Abraham ran out to the herd and chose a tender calf and gave it to his servant, who quickly prepared it. 8 When the food was ready, Abraham took some yogurt and milk and the roasted meat, and he served it to the men. As they ate, Abraham waited on them in the shade of the trees.