All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Grace’

Jesus the Apostle and Great High Priest (Heb 3:1-5:10)

Having shown Jesus’ unique lordship in God’s self-revealing and all-restoring purpose, the writer narrows down his lens to focus on his Apostleship and High Priesthood. These are the ministries of the Messiah on which he concentrates in the rest of his letter. Just as Moses, and Joshua after him, were to lead the children oflsrael out of Egypt, through the …

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Lessons From Genesis

1.  It all started with God. God is the Creator.  All things were created for His glory and purposes.  We are apt to seeing ourselves as the center of the universe and the most important person in the world.  On the stage of history, God has the final word about purpose and our place in it.  We owe Him life …

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God’s Severe Mercies (part 2 of 3) – And Some That Aren’t (Gen 43)

Genesis 43:1-34 1 Now the famine was severe in the land. 2 And when they had eaten the grain that they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go again, buy us a little food.” 3 But Judah said to him, “The man solemnly warned us, saying, ‘You shall not see my face unless your brother is with …

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Grace that Exceeds our Sin and our Guilt (Gen 38)

Genesis 38 [38:1] It happened at that time that Judah went down from his brothers and turned aside to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. [2] There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her and went in to her, [3] and she conceived and bore a son, and he called his …

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Luke 11:14-28

Luke 11:14–28 14 Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,” 16 while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven. 17 But he, …

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Obadiah and Nahum


Obadiah 1. Author a. a “vision,” a prophetic revelation from God spoken through his prophet “Obadiah” b. only thing known about this prophet is his name (a common one in the OT), which means “one who serves Yahweh c. no date, readers can infer only the approximate time of the prophet from the book’s contents. 2. Theme a. Edom, together …

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Proof of the Need for Scandalous Grace (Gen 34)

Genesis 34 Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the women of the land. 2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he seized her and lay with her and humiliated her. 3 And his soul was drawn to Dinah the daughter …

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None Other Than Scandalous Grace Will Do (Gen 1-34)

As Hope of Christ returns to a series on Genesis, Pastor Bailey recaps the story of Genesis viewed through the lens of God’s grace toward sinful man.  There is a tendency to see Genesis, and the Old Testament in general, as God acting in a way different than He deals with His people in the New Covenant.  As this series …

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God’s Faithfulness in Spite of All Your Efforts: The End of Jacob’s Exile (Gen 30:25-31:55)

Gen 30:25-31:55 Jacob’s Prosperity 25 As soon as Rachel had borne Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, “Send me away, that I may go to my own home and country. 26 Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, that I may go, for you know the service that I have given you.” 27 But Laban …

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Conditional Commitments or Firstfruits of Faith? (Gen 28:10-22)

Genesis 28:10-22 10 Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran. 11 And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. 12 And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder …

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