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Feb 24, 2020

Is It Blind Faith?

02 23 Genesis 32:1-21Download

Out of the frying pan and into the fire, at least that’s what Jacob thought. Laban tracked him down with every intention of ill-will, but that was now behind him because of God’s intervention. Esau was ahead of him and he had no idea what his intentions were although he […]

Feb 17, 2020

Running on Fumes

02 16 Genesis 31:22-55Download

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get riled up. Other times unresolved issues over time build to the point of boiling over and spewing out. We see both in our passage in the lives of Laban and Jacob. The Bible has some advice on how to handle anger (and not […]

Feb 10, 2020

Idol Talk

02 09 Genesis 31:1-21Download

Jacob has come to the realization that Haran is no longer a place that is welcoming. Things have gotten tough for him and God reveals that it is time to head back to the promised land. It the hubbub of moving, Rachel took her father’s household gods. We aren’t told […]

Feb 3, 2020

Service With a Smile

02 02 Genesis 29:20Download

The love Jacob had for Rachel, reflected in his desire to serve Laban for seven years, seemed like only a few short days to him. This devotion shows us the kind of loving service we should have for the Lord and for each other. Our message today shows us that […]

Jan 27, 2020

Another Family Feud

01 26 Genesis 29:1-30:43Download

Interwoven through this passage are the besetting sins of greed, deceit, envy and jealousy. It’s all part of the process of Jacob learning to have faith in God. Confronted with his own flawed character, God is going to begin the process of reshaping him, but it will come through some […]

Jan 20, 2020

More Than Just a Dream

01 19 Genesis 28:10-22Download

On the run, Jacob has a dream in which he meets God. In his dream, the wonder of God is evident as he sees God’s supremacy and God’s servants. He hears the will of God explained as God confirms His favor on Jacob, His future for Jacob and the fence […]

Jan 6, 2020

A Family Feud

01 05 Genesis 27:1-28:9Download

Someone has said that it is never right to set aside doing right in order to achieve what is right. Yet that’s what we see in our text for today in what is considered the saddest chapter in Genesis. We have a family at odds, some who don’t want to […]

Dec 29, 2019

God’s Power In Us

12 29 19 John 1:12-13Download

In the coming year we are challenged by some strategic planning to see God’s power in us in the coming year in four ways. They are the mission of the church which is based on our purpose to be God-honoring in all that we do as a church. The […]

Dec 23, 2019

God’s Payment For Us

12 22 19 Matthew 1:21 and Luke 19:10Download

In 2018, Christmas shoppers amassed an average credit card debt of $1,054 on top of all the other debt they may carry from mortgages to car payments to other already accumulated debt. Paying only the minimum amount required would take the cardholder until 2023 to pay […]

Dec 15, 2019

God’s Presence With Us

12 15 19 Matthew 1:18-23Download

What does it mean that in Jesus, God is with us? How important it is for us to know why the angel came to Joseph and explain what had taken place to Mary as important for all mankind, that now salvation would be possible through this baby they were […]