Sermons on Genesis

Genesis 25-36 Beyond Twin Rivalry

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?

Freedom! Genesis 4-5

Intro: Freedom 1. A dead end with Cain Cain and Abel crime and punishment Cain’s descendants really free? 2. A new beginning in Seth positive signs genealogy tip #1: connecting genealogy tip #2: pattern breaks 3. Searching for a saviour where do the genealogies take us? blood that speaks a better word living your freedom

Why is our world broken? Genesis 3

Intro: Why isn’t life always beautiful? 1. Creation: the opportunity to enjoy God’s best 2. Sin: God, that’s not your best the serpent and God’s word the knowledge of good and evil moral autonomy 3. Does it get any better? alienation judgement 4. Can we hope for God’s best again? glimmers of hope the serpent…