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Sermons on Genesis

Genesis 10-11 – Babble On

What is it that you desire? The story so far A desire for … What is wrong … Firstly … disobeying what God has told them to do. – Verse 4 … so they will not be scattered over the face of the earth. Secondly …want to make a name for themselves … without any input from God. Are you kidding! ……

Genesis 8-9 – Messy Rescue

So far … God remembered – Gen 8:1 An offering to God An everlasting covenant … what God is going to do. “I will…” “I will never…” … in the face of God’s righteous judgement there is the offer of God’s merciful grace. But what about… … the floods we see today? … sin? Gen 8:21 … “every inclination of their hearts…

Genesis 6-7 – Just Destruction

Who are they? …four main possible explanations 1) Powerful rulers 2) Men possessed by demons 3) Descendants of the line of Seth marrying into line of Cain 4) Angels coming to earth and marrying human daughters What about the 120 years? …humans would never live past 120 years old??? … 120 years till God will send the flood– We are still mortal…

Genesis 4-5 – Cain and Abel

More Unknowns For example … Was Cain conceived before or after the fall? How often did Cain and Abel offer sacrifices? Exactly how did Cain kill Abel? What is the mark of Cain? A promising start Adam and Eve have offspring… Eve’s response? giving thanks to God or taking credit for creation A favoured offering …God looked with favour on Abel …but…

Genesis 3 – A Terrible Fall

… why is it that we have a natural propensity to drift towards ungodliness? What does Gen 3 have to say? 1) The way sin is sown a) Doubt “Did God really say?” b) Desire You could be like him.. knowing good and evil. 2) The impact sin has …verse 7 … They hide from God. … they blame others. Gen 2:23…

Genesis 1-2 – God Creates

The book of Genesis A few dangers … not written to just answer the issues of our time and age … not given to Adam and Eve as a manual … forgetting the context Gen 1-2 a) God creates … … out of nothing. … always existed. … YHWH, God’s personal name. … all that exists … should impact who they worship.…

The Christian And Domestic Violence

The Christian and Domestic Violence A real story 1 in 3 women … experienced physical violence since 15 years old (2.56 million women). NSW (12 years) 1000 murders related to domestic violence, 92 % of the victims were female 100% of domestic violence related murders were as a result of male driven domestic violence. What is domestic violence? “Domestic violence is a…

Male = Female

Exposing Our Blind Spots – Male = Female Genesis 2:15-25 Galatians 3:26-4:7 (Not Recorded) Climbing a cliff with an overhang Our potential blind spot – male = female. Background Definitions Male = someone with an X and a Y chromosome Female = someone with two X chromosomes Are both genders equal? Gen 1:27, “So God created mankind in his own image, in…

Our Problems With Work

  Our Problems With Work … it seems fruitless? … or pointless Question from last week What is the difference between work and leisure? 1. Work can be fruitless Gen 3:17, God affirms Adam’s need to work the ground. But … he will also reap thorns and thistles. Romans 8:22 … all creation groans Living with the thorns and thistles (show picture)…

God’s Plan For Work

God’s Plan for Work What picture sums up your view of work? What is Work “the exertion or effort that is done to accomplish something” Work is good God works Perfect people are given work to do What sort of work? … God creates the world … God provides for the world John 5:17, “Jesus said to them, My Father is always…