Sermons on Genesis

A commitment to Purity

I heard recently about a preacher who had a conversation with a woman.  This lady was in her early 30s, was very attractive.  She had previously been married but at this point in time, she was very much into the singles scene.  But she had just become a Christian, she had just started going to…

Hold On to Your Dreams

One of the difficult things about being a parent is knowing when to support your children’s dreams and when to gently let them know that they might want to consider getting another dream.              One of my pet peeves (and Sueanne will verify this) is whenever I hear someone say, “I just want you children…

What is Your Dream?

Monty Roberts is a man who owns a horse ranch in San Ysidro, California.  He likes to tell a story about when he was a senior in high school.  He was given an assignment to write a paper about what he wanted to do when he grew up.             That night, he wrote a seven-page…

Lessons from a Dysfunctional Family

The curriculum for our children begins with a study of the life of Joseph, so I thought it might be nice to spend a few weeks preaching about Joseph.             But, before I actually get to the story of Joseph next week, I wanted to spend one lesson talking about Joseph’s family, so that’s what…

God’s Covenant With Abraham (Genesis 12-50)

Most everyone knows that the Bible is divided into two parts – the Old Testament and the New Testament. But you may have wondered where that word “testament” comes from. It comes from several passages in the King James Version of the Bible. But the Greek word that’s used there is actually better translated as “covenant”…

Why God Created Humans (Genesis 1-11)

This morning, we begin our series, “Exploring the Bible” and to quote Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.  When you read you begin with A-B-C, when you sing you begin with Do-Re-Mi.”  And when you read your Bible, you begin with Genesis. …

Abraham, Journey of Faith (2)

You may think I’m a little strange for this, but I am fascinated by people who have humorous epitaphs put on their tombstone. All of the following epitaphs that I’m going to share with you are real. Here lays Butch, We planted him raw. He was quick on the trigger, But slow on the draw.…

Abraham, Journey of Faith (1)

In Jon Bloom’s book “Not By Sight”, he talks about Peter walking on the water. You remember the story in Matthew 14 where the disciples are rowing across the Sea of Galilee when Jesus comes up to them walking on the water. And after getting over the shock of seeing him, Peter says, “Lord, if…