Sermons on Genesis

Sermons on Genesis

The One Design that Seems to Escape our World

Ephesians 5:21-33 Genesis 1:1-2:3 God’s design for creation was: Light and dark Heaven and earth Water and land Life Rest God’s design for forgiveness of sin is blood sacrifice Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:21) People of Israel (Leviticus 4:27-29) Jesus (Hebrews 9:11-12,22) God’s design for believers is: Confess with our mouth (Exodus 24:3;Romans 10:9-10) Believe in our heart (John 3:16) Repent (2 Chronicles 7:14;Acts 2:38) Unity (Genesis 17:10;Jeremiah 32:38;Romans 6:5) God’s design for marriage is: Submission (Ephesians 5:21-24) Love (Ephesians…

God’s Design for Marriage

Colossians 3:17-19 Genesis 1:26-2:23 There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Marriage Avoid at all costs the “Exchange System” in marriage (aka the “if only” game) Committing to speak our spouses love language (find your love language at We can live selflessly in marriage with our words Ephesians 5:21
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The Four C’s of Marriage

Tim & Anita Severance share important topics that affect every marriage. Genesis 3:14-21 I. Communication in Marriage – Ephesians 4:15; James 1:19 II. Conflict in Marriage – 1 Corinthians 7:28 III. Connection in Marriage – Genesis 2:24; Mark 10:8-9 IV. Christ in Marriage – Matthew 7:24-27
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Divide and Be Conquered

Satan tried to divide the one flesh into two. (v. 1-5) He spoke directly to Eve He tried to confuse God’s words (3:1) The instruction was given to Adam (2:15-17) Individually, Eve made a decision. (v. 6) No mention of a discussion Good for food, delight to the eyes, able to make one wise Together, Adam and Eve discovered the consequences of sin. (v. 7-8) Before sin, Adam and Eve saw the world through innocent eyes After sin, Adam and…
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Transfer of Responsibility

God placed man in the garden to work. From his work he would sustain life. There were limitations to the provision. There were consequences for going beyond the limitations. God noticed Adam’s loneliness. Not good No suitable helper – no obvious helper for him God created a suitable helper. From Adam’s rib Like him God gave away the first bride. Adam rejoiced about his gift Adam gave her a name Two became one and there was no shame. Physically Emotionally…

The Great Misconception

Why do good things happen to bad people? God speaks to the unrighteous. (vs. 1-8) God uses the decisions of the unrighteous. (vs. 9-13) The unrighteous recognize God. (vs. 14-16) The unrighteous listen when God gets their attention. (vs. 25-36) The unrighteous give credit where credit is due. (vs. 37-39) The difference between unrighteous and righteous is putting God first. (vs. 40-44) The way to see Jesus and glorify God through tragedy is to answer this question, “Which life are…

Really, people can and do change

  Sermon Scripture:  Genesis 38 Sermon Big Idea:  God uses the sinful to bring about rescue of a nation Judah’s heart became calloused. – Genesis 37:26-27 Judah’s heart was focused on earthly desires. – Genesis 38:1-5 Judah’s heart had an unhealthy fear of God. – Genesis 38:11 Judah repented in his heart and his faith followed. – Genesis 38:26 Through his pain Judah confessed, showed courage, and celebrated as God did amazing things. Our breakthrough (Perez) will come when we…

Really, sometimes there is a reason

Even when genetics were pure, man chose poorly. Words people hate – Choices, Consequences, No Principles of healing – restoration It involves the past When hearts are hurt, we want to build walls Revealing leads to healing Are we going through life or growing through life?

Really, why do bad things happen?

A father’s deceit and favoritism brought pain and suffering. (Gen. 37:3-4) Jealousy brought pain and suffering. (Gen. 37:28) Physical desire and lies brought pain and suffering. (Gen. 39:6b-7) A bad memory caused pain and suffering. (Gen. 40:23) Lack of vision caused pain and suffering. (Gen. 50:15;19-20) The long and short of it is that SIN causes pain and suffering. God allows it and in some cases God issues it, but because of man’s SIN. (Gen. 38:7,10) Testing of our faith…