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The Wreckless Waste of Worry (Matthew 6:25-34)

Matthew 6:25-34 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and …

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God Delivers and Demands More Than You Dreamed (Mark 5:21-43)

Mark 5:21-43 [21] And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. [22] Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet [23] and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of …

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A Great Wind (Jonah 1:4-7)

“But the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up. Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had …

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Entering Your Father’s Story

How Providence and Prayer interact.  God is present and cares about human suffering.  God uses prayer in redemptive history.

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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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The End of Genesis: Competing Realities (Gen 50)

Genesis 50 Then Joseph fell on his father’s face and wept over him and kissed him. 2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel. 3 Forty days were required for it, for that is how many are required for embalming. And the Egyptians wept for him seventy days. 4 And when …

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Genesis 45

Genesis 45 1 Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him. He cried, “Make everyone go out from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 2 And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. 3 And Joseph said …

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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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From the Big House to the Big House: Joseph’s Exaltation (Gen 41)

Genesis 41 1 After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, 2 and behold, there came up out of the Nile seven cows attractive and plump, and they fed in the reed grass. 3 And behold, seven other cows, ugly and thin, came up out of the Nile after them, and stood by the other …

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Habakkuk

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Little is known about the prophet Habakkuk. He was likely a contemporary of Zephaniah and Jeremiah, and possibly even of Ezekiel and Daniel, but none of the other prophets mention him. His name appears twice in the book (1:1; 3:1), and he is clearly the main character. Key Themes: I. God is just and merciful, even though his people may …

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