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Genesis 41 - Joseph's Four Secrets To Never Giving Up

Genesis 41 – Joseph’s Four Secrets To Never Giving Up

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In Genesis 41, Pharaoh has a series of dreams that disturb him. His cupbearer remembers how God used Joseph to interpret his dreams when he was in prison. God gives Joseph the interpretation of Pharaoh's dreams and, as a result, Pharaoh places Joseph in charge of the entire land of Egypt to prepare for the upcoming years of plenty and years of famine.
Genesis 40 - What Do You Do When You Feel Like You Are Losing?

Genesis 40 – What Do You Do When You Feel Like You Are Losing?

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When things aren't going well for us, where does our focus go? Do we turn inward and wallow in self pity, or do we turn to the Lord and trust that regardless of our circumstance, we can still be used of the Lord. In Genesis 40, we see that even though Joseph was thrown in prison, he uses the situation to find ways to serve others and honor God.
Genesis 39 - Three Choices That Can Define Your Life

Genesis 39 – Three Choices That Can Define Your Life

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In Genesis 39, we see Joseph at a pivotal moment in his life. He's been brought to Egypt, and God has blessed him with a place of honor and responsibility in Potiphar's house. In this, he faces a number of choices that reflect where his priorities are. Will he give in to the temptations placed before him, or will he honor God with his life?
Genesis 38 - A Breakthrough In My Relationship With God

Genesis 38 – A Breakthrough In My Relationship With God

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In Genesis 38, we find the story of Judah and his daughter-in-law, Tamar. In the messy circumstances, we see what happens when someone is taken advantage of for selfish purposes. Yet in spite of the mess, God is always sovereign and works all things together for His good and gives us hope.
Genesis 37 - Four Unfortunate Ways We Can Divide Family

Genesis 37 – Four Unfortunate Ways We Can Divide Family

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Joseph was treated as his father’s favorite, which caused a lot of turmoil in his relationship with his brothers; to the point they beat him, stripped him of his coat of many colors, and sold him into slavery. In Genesis 37, there are many lessons for parents of things to avoid in how we raise our children.
Genesis 35-36 - Why is it Necessary to go to Bethel?

Genesis 35-36 – Why is it Necessary to go to Bethel?

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In Genesis 35, we see Jacob entering the land of Bethel and the change happening in his heart and hearts of his family. In spite of all the circumstances, trials, and heartache of life, God is always faithful and desires a relationship with us.
Genesis 34 - Three Way to Prevent the Destruction of a Society

Genesis 34 – Three Way to Prevent the Destruction of a Society

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In Genesis 34, we encounter the disturbing story of the assault of one of the daughters of Jacob. She was treated as an object for a man's own pleasure, instead of as a person created in God’s image with intrinsic worth and value.
Genesis 33 - Learning to Walk by Faith

Genesis 33 – Learning to Walk by Faith

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In Genesis 33, Jacob finally meets his brother, Esau, after the turmoil of their prior relationship and many years apart. We also see how God has started to change and transform Jacob's heart in how he treats his family and those around him.
Genesis 32 - When God Leads Us From Trial to Triumph

Genesis 32 – When God Leads Us From Trial to Triumph

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In Genesis 32 Jacob hits rock bottom. His brother is pursuing him with 400 men, and Jacob is fearing for his life. Then he encounters God in the middle of the night and wrestles with Him, and Jacob’s heart is changed.
Genesis 31

Genesis 31

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When envy and jealousy start to take root, all kinds of trouble will follow. We see this in Genesis 31 through the turmoil that happens in the lives of Lavon, Jacob, and their families.
Genesis 30 - Why We Need Shaped By The Gospel

Genesis 30 – Why We Need Shaped By The Gospel

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If we let it, envy and jealousy has the power to destroy families and relationships. In Genesis 30, we see how envy causes all kinds of chaos and heartache in life of Jacob and his family.
Genesis 29

Genesis 29 – A Faithful God In A Broken World

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Have you ever worked really hard for something only to have it taken from you in the end? This is what happens to Jacob in Genesis 29. He works for 7 years to marry Rachel only to be tricked in the end, as he finds himself married to her sister Leah instead.
Genesis 28

Genesis 28 – What do I do when I feel lost?

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Imagine seeing an enormous staircase that goes from the ground up into heaven. Imagine angels walking up and down the staircase, and God standing above you telling you he will bless the whole earth through your offspring. This is how God appears to Jacob in a dream in Genesis 28.
Genesis 27 - I Am Blessed Despite My Mess

Genesis 27 – I Am Blessed Despite My Mess

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In Genesis 27, we see the story of how Jacob used deception to steal his brother’s blessing. Regardless of Jacob’s sin, and our sins, God still pursues us. It’s only because of His grace that we’re saved.
Genesis 26 - Four Steps Every Generation Must Take to Follow the Lord

Genesis 26 – Four Steps Every Generation Must Take to Follow the Lord

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What will we do with the promises God gives us? That’s exactly the situation we see Isaac experiencing in Genesis 26. Will he follow the example of his father, Abraham, in placing his trust in God or will he turn away?

Genesis 25 – Four Means to Experience God

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After the death of Sarah, Abraham marries again and has more children. Regardless of our circumstances in life, it’s important that we always put our trust in the Lord and his guidance for our life.
Three Things to Look For When Seeking a Spouse

Genesis 24 – Three Things to Look For When Seeking a Spouse

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Chapter 24 is the longest chapter in Genesis and focuses on marriage, specifically how Isaac develops a relationship and eventually marries Rebekah. There are many lessons we can learn about marriage and how to love and honor our spouse.
Genesis 23 - Two Gospel Lessons Before Life Passes You By

Genesis 23 – Two Gospel Lessons Before Life Passes You By

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Abraham and Sarah are getting advanced in age, and in Genesis 23, we read about the death of Sarah. They may have started life with a pagan background, but they turned their hearts to God and chose to honor Him with their lives. It’s not how you start life that matters but how it ends.
What do you do with Genesis 22?

What do you do with Genesis 22?

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In Genesis 22, God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. After Abraham and Sarah finally have a son of their own, why is God asking for Abraham to sacrifice him? While this story is shocking, it ends by showing us how God provides and serves as a foreshadowing of Jesus.
Genesis 21:22-34 - Four Things You Can Learn Through Conflict

Genesis 21:22-34 – Four Things You Can Learn Through Conflict

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How we respond to conflict is very telling about our relationship with God. At the end of Genesis 21, we see how Abraham responds in a moment that could have turned into a significant conflict, but instead became an example of acting selflessly and working towards peace.
Genesis 21 - Waiting on the Lord

Genesis 21 – Waiting on the Lord

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God is always faithful to fulfill his promises, as we see with the birth of Isaac in Genesis 21. Even when Abraham and Sarah tried to control the situation, God’s timing is always perfect, and we can always trust in his promises.

Genesis 20 – Repeat Offender

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Ever find yourself falling back into a sinful habit? In Genesis 20, we see Abraham doing this by repeating his lie about Sarah saying she is his sister, not his wife. We see the faithfulness of God even when we are not faithful.

Genesis 18:16-19:33 – Escaping Sodom

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When people decide that they are entitled to do whatever their heart desires, you ultimately end up with sinfulness we see in Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18 and 19.
Genesis 18 - Hope Filled Laughter

Genesis 18 – Hope Filled Laughter

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In Genesis 18, Abraham and Sarah respond with hospitality to strangers, who turn out to be the Lord and angels. They are told again of God's promise that they would bear a son, but Sarah laughs and scoffs at the idea.
Genesis 17 - Three Lessons From a Biblical Covenant

Genesis 17 – Three Lessons From a Biblical Covenant

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God uses circumcision as a sign of the covenant that he establishes between himself and Abraham. It’s a reminder that our life should be fully surrendered to God.

Genesis 16 – Honoring God When Culture Does Not

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The culture around us tries to shape us into its mold. Culture isn't necessarily bad, but it is when it comes into conflict with what honors God. In Genesis 16, we see Abram and Sarai bending to cultural pressures and making poor choices.
Genesis 15 - The Power of Assurance

Genesis 15 – The Power of Assurance

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There can be times in life when we question if God hears us and our concerns. These are questions that Abraham raises in Genesis 15. In one of the most important passages of the Old Testament, God establishes his covenant with Abraham and promises that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars.
Three Marks of an Honorable Person - Genesis 14

Genesis 14 – Three Marks of an Honorable Person

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During a time of conflict and waring armies, we see Abraham honoring God and the people around him through his actions. What are some of the characteristics that make someone honorable?
Genesis 12-13 - The Challenge Our Insecurities Bring

Genesis 12-13 – The Challenge Our Insecurities Bring

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What's great about Genesis is even though people continue again and again to fall flat on their face, it gives us hope because God doesn't quit on us. He is consistent in his nature that while we continue to fall away from the Lord and reject him, God is faithful.

Genesis 11-12: How to Make a Great Name

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Continuing our series on Genesis, in today's message Pastor Nathaniel uncovers the problem, the hope, the opportunity and the promise revealed to us in Genesis 11 & 12. Here the story of tower of Babel concludes and we encounter God's promise to Abraham and his response.
Genesis 10-11 - Babel: The First Kingdom

Genesis 10-11 – Babel: The First Kingdom

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In Genesis 11, the prideful descendants of Noah built a tower to the heavens. This displeased God, and He scattered the people of Babel by confusing their language.
Genesis 9 - Second Chances

Genesis 9 – Second Chances

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In Genesis 9, God gives mankind a second chance after the great flood. He establishes a covenant with Noah that there would never again be a worldwide flood upon the earth.

Genesis 7-8 – Handling The Storm

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The first 11 chapters of Genesis cover a period of approximately 1,600 years. One of the events recorded in Genesis 7 and 8 is Noah’s flood, which is full of examples of God’s providence and foreshadows Jesus.
Genesis 5-6 - Good God in a Wicked World

Genesis 5-6 – Good God in a Wicked World

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In Genesis 5 and 6, we observe the increasing unfaithfulness of the generations following Adam and Eve. Their unfaithfulness ultimately leads to Noah and the flood, but through it all, we continue to see the faithfulness of God.
Genesis 4:8-26 - What Foundation are You Building Upon?

Genesis 4:8-26 – What Foundation are You Building Upon?

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In Genesis 4 we see how people's actions are a reflection of their heart. If their priorities are themselves, then they treat those around them as tools or property to be used for selfish purposes. But a heart surrendered to God will seek to honor God and bless the people around them; seeing them as created in God's image and deserving of kindness and respect.
Genesis 4:1-16 - Understanding the Depravity of Humanity

Genesis 4:1-16 – Understanding the Depravity of Humanity

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In Genesis 4, we see the outpouring of the human heart in the actions of Cain and Abel. In one we see a heart of adoration and thankfulness to God, and in the other we see a heart of jealousy, anger and malice, leading to the first murder. And what's up with the mark of Cain?
Genesis 3:7-24

Genesis 3:7-24 – What do I do when I mess up?

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It didn't take long before Adam and Eve began disobeying God in the Garden of Eden. Instead of coming before God to confess their sin, they sought to hide and cover themselves up in an attempt to be presentable before God. In thinking they could work their way back into God's favor, they created the first man-made religion.
Genesis 2:20-3:7

Genesis 2:20-3:7 – When Things Fall Apart

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In Genesis 2, God creates Eve as a companion to come alongside Adam. He then sets the foundation for marriage, the most intimate of human relationships, just before things go off the rails with the serpent.
Genesis 2 - This is Us

Genesis 2 – This is Us

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In Genesis 2, God creates man and woman, each with value and uniqueness. We were created in God's image to have a personal relationship with him, and we reflect his creative nature.

Genesis 1 – Discover Your Purpose

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Genesis starts with a tree and ends with a tree, starts with a garden, ends with a garden, starts near a river, ends near a river. You just see these themes tied together throughout Scripture.