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Sermons from February 2020

Sermons from February 2020

Abraham, Jacob, Leah, Joseph

Joseph: From Pride to Humility

Joseph knew he was destined for great things. His dreams were big, and he didn’t hesitate to share them with his family. His father loved him, and his brothers despised him. Eventually, however, God taught Joseph humility and guided him to heal the broken relationships in his family. Pride gets in the way of our family relationships too. But, with God’s help, we can become humble and reconcile ourselves to our families and to God. Scriptures: Romans 8:28-32 Sermon Text: Genesis 45:4-15
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Ash Wednesday: The Cross

Jesus came to Earth to live a perfect life because we can’t. He knew his death would satisfy the wrath of God for all of us, and he loved us enough to go through with it. As we acknowledge the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, we reflect on the purpose, the satisfaction, and love that came to fruition at the cross of Jesus. Sermon Text: Isaiah 53:6
Abraham, Jacob, Leah, Joseph

Leah: From Unworthy to Accepted

Rachel was the pretty one. And Leah? Not so much. Leah’s father Laban had to trick Jacob into marrying her, and it was a marriage of obligation, not love. But despite how the world saw Leah, God saw her as his princess, blessing her with children from whom the Savior Jesus would come. Whether it’s because of your looks, your place in the family, or your past, you might feel unworthy of love in your family. But you are wholly…
Abraham, Jacob, Leah, Joseph

Jacob: From Struggle to Embrace

Jacob always struggled and fought for his place in the world. From the time he was born until he made his way back to be reunited with Esau, Jacob wrestled with God’s plan for his life. Finally, he struggled and wrestled with God himself, finding the blessing he’d been looking for his whole life. If you have struggled to find your place in your family and in God’s family, know that God embraces you and sees you as His child.…
Abraham, Jacob, Leah, Joseph

Abraham: From Doubt to Trust

God made some promises to Abraham that were hard for him to trust in. His offspring would outnumber the stars. And God made all these promises when Abraham was almost 100 years old without any children! Abraham doubted God’s promises and tried to take things into his own hands. Eventually, however, he came to trust God. When we’re facing family struggles, it can be difficult to be trust that God will keep his promises to bless those who stay close…
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The Goal of Wisdom

When we let God decide what is wise, what is good and evil, then we begin to experience a taste of the Garden. Wisdom will not keep us from all pain and suffering, but when we live according to God’s wisdom we do experience blessing. The goal of wisdom is not necessarily for us to be healthy, wealthy, and happy. But as we walk in God’s ways, trusting in his wisdom and power, we do experience a sense of purpose…