Genesis 14: 1-24; Abram Rescues Lot

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. Melchizedek takes me to the book of Hebrews, in which Jesus is described as being a High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. High Priests were important figures. They were responsible for interceding for the people; they were responsible for making the atoning sacrifice to […]

Genesis 12: 1-9; The Call of Abram

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. ‘Then Abram set out and continued toward theNegev.’ God calls Abram to ‘go from his country, his people, and his father’s household.’ What a call. To leave behind everything would be very difficult, and I do not think any of us could really blame Abram […]

Genesis 11: 27-32; Abram’s Family

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. In all of this we see God laying the groundwork for something big. We are given the details of Abram’s family so that we will see the hands of God at work in the world, and in Abram’s life. This is an important reminder for […]

Genesis 11: 10-26; From Shem to Abram

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. Family history is a real treasure. Over the last decade or so my grandmother has spent a lot of time doing the genealogy of her family. As she has learned some of that history she has passed it on to the rest of the family. […]

Genesis 11: 1-9; The Tower of Babel

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. People were getting ‘too big for their britches.’ Humility before God is always an important thing for one reason: we need God. If we have too much pride we begin to believe that we do not need God for anything, at which point we begin […]

Genesis 10: 1-32; The Table of Nations

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a blessing to see Shem, Ham, and Japheth have all of those children, grandchildren, etc. after the flood. God was truly blessing them. And just think, too, that this is only a partial list of God’s blessings for Noah’s family. We do not […]

Genesis 9: 18-28; The Sons of Noah

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. A lot has been made of this passage over the years. It helps to put it into a little bit of context. These days we are not near as modest as we used to be, as human beings, that is. In Noah’s time, however, nudity […]

Genesis 9: 1-17; God’s Covenant With Noah

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. ‘Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.’ God has given us this world. This is a wonderful gift, one we should honor and cherish with all we have. I have never made up my mind about whether or not […]

Genesis 8: 1-22

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. I have to give a shout out to my daughter. Her name is the ancient Greek word for olive branch. Kate and I gave her that name as a reminder of God’s promises in the Old and New Testaments. In the New Testament Jesus spends […]

Sunday Scripture and Sermon for April 15, 2012

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. The Scripture passage for this Sunday is from Acts 4: 32-35, in which we see the Apostles continuing the ministry of Jesus. The sermon is titled ‘Handsing and Feeting,’ and will focus on our call to continue the ministry of Jesus now. I hope to […]