The Man of Faith

Abraham Sacrifices Isaac | Genesis 22

This sermon was originally preached in 2015. This chapter is certainly the greatest trial that Abraham ever faced. His twenty-five-year wait, his war against kings to rescue Lot, his walk of faith to Canaan were nothing compared to the difficulty of trusting the LORD in this task. However, by this, we learn that Abraham truly …

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God Rescues Lot | Genesis 19

This sermon was originally preached in 2015. Our present text begins with two angels coming into Sodom and meeting Lot. Like any good host, Lot invites them into his house; however, the men of the city are intent on being less kind of the angels. We see the depravity of humanity as the men desperately …

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Blessed Is the Man | Psalm 1:1

Blessed is the man… Psalm 1:1 ESV Psalm 1 is the prelude, the opening doxology, to the rest of the Psalter, and it describes a theme that runs throughout the Bible. Genesis 2-3 describes this theme as the choice between the words of God or of Satan. Proverbs calls it the choice between wisdom or …

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The Man of Faith

The Conversion of Abraham | Genesis 12:1-9

This sermon was originally preached in 2015 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will …

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I Have Chosen the Way of Faithfulness | Psalm 119:30

I have chosen the way of faithfulness;I set your rules before me. Psalm 119:30 ESV This verse very much piggybacks onto the previous one. Where the psalmist spoke of putting away all false ways in verse 29, now he resolutely declares his commitment to the way of faithfulness. And where he previously prayed for God’s …

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The Pride of Man | Genesis 11

With around 6500 languages in the world, we are a divided people. The previous chapter of Genesis gave to us the Table of Nations, explaining from where each major people group descended. After explaining the descendants of each of Noah’s sons, we were told that they were listed by their clans, languages, lands, and nations. …

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Blessed Is Everyone Who Fears the LORD | Psalm 128

Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;             you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your …

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Wrestling with God

What Jacob Taught Me

About a month ago, I finished preaching through the third of four planned sermon series through the book of Genesis. The series covered Genesis 25-36, which is primarily the life of Jacob, Abraham’s grandson. Last summer, as I finished preaching through Abraham’s life, I wrote a post about what Abraham’s life taught me. I planned …

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Wrestling with God

Jacob & Esau | Genesis 25

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION After the death of Abraham, God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac settled at Beer-lahai-roi. (Genesis 25:11) And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And the LORD granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. (Genesis 25:21) And the LORD said to her, …

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Introduction to Genesis 25-36

Genesis is the book of beginnings. The first eleven chapters reveal how the world and humanity began and fell into sin, and chapters twelve through twenty-four displayed how God began to enact His plan of global redemption through the family of one man, Abraham. God pulled Abraham from his family, took him to a foreign …

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