Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People ? Evil Intent Jealousy & hatred Seduction & accusation Selfish forgetfulness Reversal of Fortunes Up…down…up… Lord of Egypt Lord of brothers God’s Intent Key verse: Gen 50:20 Self-fulfilling dreams Tamah & Judah? (Gen 38) Beyond Evil Intent Jesus’ birth & death Compatibilism Christian life
Twin Rivalry Inheritance Firstborn…or miss out! Jacob vs. Esau The story The genealogies The inheritance God’s dream to Abraham God’s choice & action Untruths & undeserved Wrestled with God = “Israel” Beyond Twin Rivalry Edom vs. Israel Finding THE One Firstborn son? “Jacob I loved, Esau I hated” For just a bowl of soup?
“Dream Bigger” Jobs Our jobs? Abraham’s Dream To & through Abraham Turning point Abraham’s lifetime Land Nation Blessings & curses All nations After Abraham Jesus Beyond Our Wildest Dreams! ? Abraham’s wealth & blessing Abraham your father? Living someone else’s dream
Bible Reading: Mark 8:27-38 1. Take up your cross 2. Denying ourselves in our work 3. Denying ourselves in our relationships 4. It’s all about being holy 5. Deny your … what? 6. Taking up your cross means following Jesus
Bible Reading: Ephesians 6:10-20 1. Satan’s Power 2. The Cross is the Victory 3. Powerful Spiritual Living
Bible Reading: Exodus 33:12-34:9 Intro: one dimensional 1. Our multi-dimensional God 2. The problem in Romans 3. The righteousness of God 4. Justification by Faith 5. Propitiation
Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:8 1. God’s hidden wisdom for our glory 2. The word of the cross 3. The cross for our glory 4. Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
Intro: just random comments? Spiritual living? who are the Spiritual ones? Who bears the burden? Who think they might be? Caring for each other Why it matters so much! sowing flesh, reaping… sowing Spirit, reaping… What’s the time? Looking good or New Creation a good showing in…
Intro: what kind of life? Walk by the Spirit two powers seeking control opposition led by the Spirit The works of the flesh Evident things like these will not inherit the kingdom The Fruit of the Spirit Fruit crucified the flesh live and walk