Genesis is the book of beginnings / origins. This narrative is His Story, where we find our story. It reveals the redemptive virtues of God and sets forth great Christian doctrines in seed-form.
The theme of Exodus is the Deliverance of God's people. Chapter 1 gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the events leading up to their redemption. 1. The Need for Deliverance (1-6) When Jacob and his family came to Egypt to escape famine, there were only seventy. Now, there were thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands). They … Continue reading Getting Ready for Deliverance
Ask yourself… How does God see me? Not how my family does, nor my friends, nor the pastor… but God. What does He think of my actions, words, decisions, feelings, & thoughts. Look at what God says to the 7 churches… REV. 2:2, 9, 13, 19; 3:1, 8, 15 God will find you in one of these progressive possibilities… find yourself and see what step, if any, you should take.
Isaac was a man in the middle. Look for him in the Bible... you won't find much, but what you find will be in the middle of two Patriarchs who get quite a bit of Biblical narrative. You'll find him in the middle of several controversies / conflicts ... especially in the middle of his … Continue reading Man in the Middle
Introductory note: There is a simple correlation between the word 'seed' (KJV) and the promises (aka - covenants) of God. The first promise of Messiah was in Genesis 3:15 (seed of woman (virgin)); promise of Godly line preserved through Seth (Gen. 4:25); covenant to Noah prohibiting floods and signed with a rainbow (Gen. 9:9). Promise … Continue reading Seed of Abraham
4 times in scripture - Hebrew 2:4 – “by His faith” 3 times in NT – each with different emphasis Martin Luther’s Salvation _ climbing “Sancta Scala” sacred stairs Not by works – but by faith – just justify – declared not guilty Shades of white – “just” 100% pure (Job 9:2) Noah – Genesis … Continue reading The Just Shall Live by Faith