May 14, 2017
The God Who Sees Me (Genesis 17)
Sometimes, we go through times in life when it seems that we feel invisible. No one appears to notice us. It matters not that whether we are struggling, or serving admirably, we just feel invisible. In Genesis 16 Hagar learns in the middle of her own distress a very important lesson. God is the “God who sees me.” No one is invisible to our all knowing, all present God.
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  • May 14, 2017The God Who Sees Me (Genesis 17)
    May 14, 2017
    The God Who Sees Me (Genesis 17)
    Sometimes, we go through times in life when it seems that we feel invisible. No one appears to notice us. It matters not that whether we are struggling, or serving admirably, we just feel invisible. In Genesis 16 Hagar learns in the middle of her own distress a very important lesson. God is the “God who sees me.” No one is invisible to our all knowing, all present God.
  • May 7, 2017A Pivotal Moment (Genesis 15)
    May 7, 2017
    A Pivotal Moment (Genesis 15)
    We all have “pivotal moments” in our lives that have helped us define goals and set direction. Often we can remember those moments with a great deal of clarity and detail. Genesis 15 is a pivotal moment in Abram’s life and in biblical history. As we examine this brief chapter, ask God to reveal what it looks like for you to fully trust Him, with no reservations.
  • Apr 30, 2017Lot: That Pesky Nephew (Gen 13:5-14:24)
    Apr 30, 2017
    Lot: That Pesky Nephew (Gen 13:5-14:24)
    When do you need God? When do you call on him for help and guidance? We each have a propensity to “not bother God” when we think life is going our way. But then we want him near when we struggle. In two stories today we see the comparison between Abram and his faith and his nephew Lot and his decisions. We will see that there is a vast difference between living by faith and just living.
  • Apr 23, 2017Faith-Walk Lessons
    Apr 23, 2017
    Faith-Walk Lessons
    If only our walk of faith could be lived in a straight line. But it is not. It zigs and zags and mainly because we zig and zag. God leads us clearly as long as we continue to focus on him. But when we think we have a better idea, or we need to help God make life work, then we tend to stray. When we come back to what we know to be true we find an amazing reality. God is there waiting and willing to receive us and help us as we choose to follow him.
  • Apr 16, 2017Jesus is Still Alive on Monday
    Apr 16, 2017
    Jesus is Still Alive on Monday
    In a technological age we are used to “defaults” and “factory resets.” After all the excitement had died down Peter led some of the disciples back to a “default setting.” They needed to make ends meet and they went back to fishing. But Jesus appeared and he was still alive and it changed everything. What does the risen, living Jesus want to change in your life?
  • Apr 9, 2017Word Pictures during the Last Week of Jesus’ Life
    Apr 9, 2017
    Word Pictures during the Last Week of Jesus’ Life
    When a person becomes fully aware that their life on this earth is quickly drawing to a close, that are able to discern more readily what the most important things of life really are. As Jesus has his last few days of teaching the crowds and the disciples we find several key themes that he emphasizes.
  • Apr 2, 2017When God Wants All of You (Gen. 11:27-12:4)
    Apr 2, 2017
    When God Wants All of You (Gen. 11:27-12:4)
    God does not negotiate. He doesn’t have to. He sets the terms and we either agree to them or we go our own way. God doesn’t negotiate but he waits. He is patient. He waits for us to discover that going our own way in life, is a mistake. He gives us just enough freedom to trip over our own foolishness. In this passage we discover that God wants all of us and it is then that He can use us far beyond what we could ever imagine.
  • Mar 26, 2017The Error or Reducing God (Genesis 11:1-9)
    Mar 26, 2017
    The Error or Reducing God (Genesis 11:1-9)
    It seems that humans are constantly trying to re-create God in their own image. It is a common theme among those who choose to not believe that God is the creator and source of all that exists. If God can be more like us, then we can have excuses for doing our own thing. We will see today, that not only were the ancients disobedient, but they tried to bring God down to their own level fallen humanity.
  • Mar 19, 2017And So It Begins Again (Gen. 9:18-10:32)
    Mar 19, 2017
    And So It Begins Again (Gen. 9:18-10:32)

    After the great flood the world is new, but the heart of humans has not changed.  In a mysterious incident we find Noah’s son committing a sin that brings a pronouncement of judgment from Noah.  While the flood cleansed the earth, the heart of humanity remains the same.  But God in his grace offers hope as he promises to dwell with the line of Shem.  His plan for redemption will not be denied.

     

  • Mar 12, 2017A Fresh Start with a New Purpose (Gen. 7:1-9:17)
    Mar 12, 2017
    A Fresh Start with a New Purpose (Gen. 7:1-9:17)
    With a freshly cleaned and dried world, came some old reminders, new privileges and responsibilities, and a visible promise. Noah and his family were expected to fulfill the original mandate, and be God’s new first family. Once again we are reminded of God’s judgment, mercy, provision, and protection.  He is a God who can be trusted because He keeps his promises.