Category: Sermon Audio

November 6, 2011: Genesis 9 “A Life of Mercy in a Fallen World”

Big idea:  God’s mercy toward fallen sinners is to be extended by His children to other fallen sinners.

Or as Jesus taught us, “If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.” (Luke 6:32-36, English Standard Version)

October 30, 2011: Genesis 6-8 “A Flood of Judgment and Mercy”

Big Idea:  Extravagant grace amid judgement leads to whole-hearted (complete) obedience.

So too, the structure of Genesis 6-8 points to Jesus!

  1. The LORD chooses one man to be saved by grace. (6:1-8)
  2. The LORD chooses one man to save the world through obedience. (6:9-7:24)
  3. The LORD chooses one man’s family to renew the world. (8:1-22)
In Christ, we have grace incarnate. In Christ, his obedience brings salvation to the world. In Christ, a new family is made to bring life, hope, and healing to thew world.

October 23, 2011: Genesis 4-5 “Wanderers or Worshippers”

Big Idea:  Abel’s blood calls for justice.  Jesus blood calls for forgiveness

Preaching outline:

  • Worship without faith brings destruction (Genesis 4:1-8).
  • Judgment without faith brings expulsion (Genesis 4:9-16).
  • Life without faith brings corruption (Genesis 4:17-5:32).

October 16, 2011: Genesis 3:7-24 “Glorious Ruins, Part 2”

This is a continuation of Genesis 3.  Notable quotes from this week’s message:

“There is nothing more acceptable to the human mind that flattery…” – John Calvin

“God does NOT curse the woman or the man.  The serpent is cursed and the ground is cursed.  For the woman, there will be pain and for the man there will be toil.” – Matt Proctor

Big Idea:  Humanity was created to have significance from and access to God.


October 9, 2011: Genesis 3:1-13 “Glorious Ruins, Part 1”

Big Idea:  The loss of trust is the loss of life.

“Sin is an inward, spiritual breech of trust in God’s character and His word that results in active disobedience. ” – Bruce Waltke

Please note:  Due to technical difficulties, the first ten minutes of this message is missing.