Genesis

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“Buried in Hope” (17/4/22 @ 5pm)

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Key verse: Genesis 47:29-31 Genesis 49:29-50:14; Genesis 50:22-26 Big idea: Both Jacob and Joseph insist on being buried in the land of Canaan. Why would a dead person care where they’re buried? Because they are not ultimately dead. Their burial in the promised land looks forward to the resurrection in the new Israel. A resurrection […]

“BAD for GOOD” (10/4/22 @5pm)

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  Key verse: Genesis 50:20 Genesis 50:15-21;  Acts 2:22-41 Big idea: Everyone admits that the brothers’ actions were evil and meant to harm, but God must always use evil for good. He does this most gloriously when Jesus wins us salvation on the cross. Therefore: take the offer of forgiveness, don’t worry, don’t seek revenge. […]

“Redemption Blessing” (3/4/22 @ 5pm)

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Key verse: Genesis 49:1 Genesis 48; Genesis 49 Big idea: Now that the family of Israel is living in repentance and faith, Jacob delivers a prophecy to his sons, promising them good things, reflective of their actions, but far greater than them. SERMONVIDEOLINK

“Providence in a Foreign Land” (27/3/22 5pm)

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Key verse: Genesis 46:3 Genesis 45:16-46:7;  Genesis 46:26-47:12 Big idea: As the Israelites move to Egypt, God, through Joseph establishes them in a fruitful (but foreign) land. God does this to bless them. SERMONVIDEOLINK

“Repentance and Salvation” (20/3/22 @5pm)

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Key verse: Genesis 44:33 Bible readings: Genesis 42; Genesis 43 Big idea: God sent Joseph to Egypt to save his family, but for that to truly happen, there must be repentance and reconciliation. God wishes to give us life in his presence, and he gives us opportunity to repent. SERMONVIDEOLINK

“Blessing the World” (6/3/22 @ 5pm)

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Key verse: Genesis 41:57 Genesis 41:1-36; Genesis 41:37-57 Big idea: God finally brings Joseph out of his suffering – in a spectacular way! He is faithful to his promises to bless his servants and also to bless those who bless his servants. Jesus is God’s ultimate servant and blessing, and Christians follow in his footsteps. […]

“Scum to Sanctified Son” (23/2/22 @ 5pm)

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Key verse: Genesis 38:26 Genesis 38:1-30; Matthew 1:1-6 Big idea: Judah descends from bad to worse, becoming an apostate, yet through the faith of his daughter in law, he repents and inherits the right to kingship. God can bring good out of the worst story and redeem the worst individual. Are you willing to seek […]

“Murderous Sons” (13/2/22 @ 5pm)

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Key verse: Genesis 37:19-20 Genesis 34;  Genesis 37:12-36 Big idea: Reuban, Simeon, Levi and Judah all prove themselves to be wicked sons and unjust rulers. It’s hard to imagine how these men can be considered patriarchs and founders of God’s people, but the Bible is a story of redemption. SERMON VIDEO LINK

“The Sons of Israel” (6/2/22 @ 5pm)

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Key verse: Genesis 37:5-7 Genesis 37:1-11;  Luke 4:16-30 Big idea: This passage sets the scene for the final part of Genesis. How will God transform a dysfunctional family into men of faith? Which son/s will bear kings and lead the others? How will the world be blessed through Israel? It’s familiar, but don’t let the […]