The Word (Page 2)

The Word (Page 2)

God Meant It for Good

The Word God Meant It for Good Gen. 50:15-21 Once Israel died, his sons feared Joseph’s retaliation. While Joseph had been hurt by their evil, he viewed his suffering role as critical in the good God was doing. CONTEXT Genesis portrays God’s promise coming true through Abraham’s growing family. Abraham’s great-grandson, Joseph, was favored by his father and yet despised by his brothers. Though Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery, God’s favor promoted him in Egypt to the second-in-command. A…

There’s a Ram in the Thicket

The Word There’s a Ram in the Thicket (Gen. 22) God miraculously gave Abraham a son but later commanded to sacrifice him. Instead of Abraham having to go through with Isaac’s death, a ram in the thicket became the substitute. Context After the Fall in the Garden of Eden, sin escalated so much that God sent his wrath in the form of a flood (Gen. 7:23). After an attempt to reach God by their own methods at Babel, God scattered the nations (Gen.…

Two Trees in the Garden

The Word: Two Trees in the Garden (Gen. 1-3) It didn’t take long before sin corrupted God’s good creation. While disobedience brought about brokenness, God revealed a plan to redeem what had fallen. CONTEXT God addressed formlessness and emptiness by stating, creating, and celebrating (Gen. 1:1-4). 1 – Light                4 – Sun, moon, and stars 2 – Sky & Water    5 – Birds and fish 3 – Land                6 – Animals…

The Story of the Bible

The Word The Story of the Bible (Rom. 1:1-6) The Bible is not a collection of disconnected, moralistic stories. It is the one overarching story of how the cross of Christ will rescue a fallen people. John 5:39 – You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me Luke 24:27- And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. Heb. 1:1-3 – Long…

For the Bible Tells Me So

The Word For the Bible Tells Me So Ezra 7:1-10 Similar to our context, Ezra the scribe lived in a time when the Word of God had been neglected. How are we to reorient our lives to what the Bible teaches? Karl Barth’s greatest theological truth: Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Our prayer is that we can get the Word off of our shelves and into our lives. EZRA’S CONTEXT (EZRA 7:1-9) Ezra’s…
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