Letting God Choose - Mark Brauss

January 29th, 2017

☼ Painful Lessons….. Genesis 13:1-4

  

∆ Time spent in Egypt is wasted time.

 

∆ Outside of God’s will, we will not grow.

  

∆ We can waste the life God has given us.

 

∆ We cannot bless others when we are not following

the LORD.

 

 

→ What does it mean to call upon the name of the LORD?

 

• Philippians 4:19

  

☼ Decisions – Giving Up Control ….. Genesis 13:5-9

  

⌂ The Challenge of Conflict

  

⌂ Giving God First Choice

  

☼ The Prosperity Test ….. Genesis 13:10-13

  

→ The Danger of Greed ….. Luke 12:15

 

→ Lot chose for himself….

  

 

☼ God’s Promises…… Genesis 13:14-18

  

⌂ Does God answer?

 

• Ephesians 3:16-19

   

☼ Apply !

 

◊ Always look beyond the immediate positive benefits

of a decision.

  

◊ Never underestimate the impact of negative

consequences.

  

◊ Forget about pleasing only yourself.

  

◊ Remember that with freedom comes the need

for stronger personal discipline.

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Feet of Clay - Bob Levin

January 22nd, 2017

Genesis 12:6-20

Mile markers & memory pegs - 12:6-8

   Calling on the Lord  . . . . "house of God"

   Pivotal decisions & journey points

   Celebrating the 'small' things

'Craziness' of faith - 12:9

   Hebrews 11:9-10

Abraham the creep - 12:10-20

   Problems & crisis . . . don't be surprised - 1 Peter 4:12

   Crucible of family life - 1 Peter 3:7

Humiliation & failure . . . is all lost?

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Called Out From the Crowd - Bob Levin

January 15th, 2017

Father of faith . . . Father of the Mordern World - Galatians 3:7, 29

"Acestry.com" >>> family background   

   "Cradle of Civilization" - Genesis 11:26-29

   Moon god, mice & beer - joshua 24:2, Romans 1:22-23, Genesis 11:30-32

 

God comes calling

      Leave & go - Genesis 12:1

      Promises, promises - Genesis 12:2-3

        * great nation

        * land

        * bless the world

              Isaiah 49:6, Matthew 5:14-16

 

Looking for a city with foundations - Hebrews 11:8-10.

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Hope at the Beginning - Jim Villalobos

January 8th, 2017

Getting an Overview (Genesis 1-11)

 

Hope in the Details of . . .

 

     Acceptance and Rejection with Cain & Abel (Genesis 4:1-7)

     Keeping Promises with Noah (Genesis 9:8-17)

     All the Nations at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)

 

 

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Wake Up Sleepy Head! - Bob Levin

January 1st, 2017

Wake up sleepy head - Ephesians 5:14

Gift of time - Ephesians 5:15-17

Minutes & hours - Matthew 26:40, John 12:27

Counting the days - Psalm 90:12; 5:3; 4:4

The best years of our lives - Luke 2:51-52; Isaiah 50:4-5

 

 

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