Genesis Sermon Series

You’re invited to join us for our Sermon Series on the book of Genesis
Charles Dickens begins his classic, A Tale of Two Cities, saying, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This is not only a synopsis of the time before the French Revolution, it is a synopsis of all history. Every time carries with it good and bad. The book of Genesis explains why this is the case. Ever since sin entered the world, the best and the worst have locked horns. The book of Genesis looks at the tension between the best and the worst and offers hope that the best is yet to come.
      Sept 2: Creation, Genesis 1
      Sept 9: Fall, Genesis 3
      Sept 16: Cain and Abel, Genesis 4
      Sept 23: Noah, Genesis 7
      Sept 30: Babel, Genesis 11
      Oct 7: Abraham, Genesis 15
      Oct 14: Sodom and Gomorrah, Genesis 18
      Oct 21: Isaac, Genesis 22
      Oct 28: Jacob and Esau, Genesis 25
      Nov 4: Leah and Rachel, Genesis 29
      Nov 11: Wrestling with God, Genesis 32
      Nov 18: Joseph, Genesis 37
      Nov 21: Two Dreamers, Genesis 40 (Thanksgiving Eve)
      Nov 25: Reunification, Genesis 43

Highlights

Hiding from God – September 9th

On Sunday we saw that Adam and Eve went into shame and hiding when they went against God’s command.  In church-terms, we call this “The Fall of mankind.”  What do you do when you fall?  Do you hide from God in shame?  In this message of the GENESIS series, I suggest that there’s a better way … Click HERE to hear the whole message. 
Genesis 3:8 “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.”

Just Desserts – September 16
On Sunday we saw that Cain repeated the cycle of sin that Adam and Eve experienced in the garden when he killed his brother Abel. How were the sins similar? Both began with a distrust of God, and both ended in death. Adam & Eve didn’t trust God to provide fairly, and Cain didn’t trust God to judge fairly. Do you trust God to judge fairly? Do you agree with how He administers justice, or do you take matters into your own hands? In this message of the GENESIS series, Pastor Augie suggests that God’s sense of justice is “upside down” from our sense of justice … Click HERE to hear the whole message.
Romans 5:9 “Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!”