God’s Hidden Hand

Message: Genesis 50:15-21 “God’s Hidden Hand” In this final message from our Genesis series we’re encouraged to let God be God. Since we don’t have to play God, we don’t need to teach anyone any lessons or put anyone in their place. We can also trust that God’s Hidden Hand is at work redeeming even […]

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Genesis 48:12-20 “The Least of These”

Time and again in Scripture we see God lift up and even favor the unlikely and those who otherwise would have no position or status in society. There is little he can do for those who only seek their own benefit and advancement. But those who were at a disadvantage are more ready to realize […]

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Genesis 47:1-12 “Seasons of Life”

After discovering that Joseph is alive and ruling under Pharaoh in Egypt, Jacob moves the whole family to this foreign land to survive the famine. Little do they know this move will last 400yrs for his descendants.  But like other seasons of his life, this season also serves a purpose. We each have different seasons […]

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Joseph has his dream of his brothers and parents bowing down to him and they resent him. The fact that Joseph had a special coat given to him by his father means Jacob had big dreams for him. When Joseph receives the dream telling him that his disgruntled brothers will one day bow down to […]

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After Jacob returns home, he makes it a point to return to Bethel, where he first encountered God. There he looks back over his life journey and remembers how God has faithfully brought him through. This gives him the courage to move forward in the direction God is currently calling him. PPT

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Genesis 32:22-31 “Wrestles with God”

In this passage, Jacob wrestles with a stranger through the darkness of the night. The struggle ends up being a blessing, though he’ll always walk with a limp. Our lives too can be characterized as a struggle through a dark night, but also a wrestling with God. To wrestle with God is to be forever […]

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Genesis 28:10-22 “The House of God”

While Jacob is on a long journey, he makes a startling discovery. He has an encounter with God and believes himself to have found The House of God, the place where Heaven and Earth overlap. But the real revelation is much deeper than that. The House of God is never far from any one of […]

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Genesis 25:19-34 “The Gift”

Esau was given a divine gift in being the firstborn of the family. Unfortunately, his lesser pursuits gained his total devotion. In this way, Esau despised his birthright. Jacob, on the other, desperately wanted this gift for himself. What he didn’t realize is that even his desire for it was because God has already called […]

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Genesis 22:1-14 “Giving Up, Holding On”

During lent people often choose to ‘give up’ something for time. In our passage this week, Abraham is asked to give up the ‘Son of Promise.’ It doesn’t make sense, since through Isaac Abraham was to have descendants as numerous as the stars. God never intended to sacrifice Isaac, but He did intend for Abraham […]

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Genesis 21 “Tears & Laughter”

In Genesis 21, the long-awaited Promise of a son is fulfilled, “at the very time God had promised him.” At the same time Sarah’s tears are being turned into laughter, Hagar’s laughter is turned into tears. But she too is given a Promise, though it too will take an extended time to come about. In […]

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