How do we know that the Bible, the Old and New Testaments, are all about Jesus? One the road to Emmaus, Jesus said, "Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. It's all about Jesus!
What does the Bible say about the age of the earth? Why is the creation narrative in Genesis? What can we learn from it and how do we interpret it?
In each of the 7 days of creation, God revealed something about Himself so that He can be clearly seen. In this sermon we look at each of the days and see how God has revealed Himself to us.
Adam and Eve, and all people after them are made in the image of God. What is the image of God? What are the implications of being made in the image of God? What impact should being image bearers have on our lives?
When our first parents sinned in the Garden of Eden they had to face the consequences. Before God told them what would happen, He told them that He would fix it. The Seed of the Woman would crush the Serpent's head.
Cain and Abel both gave offerings to God. God accepted Abel's offering but not Cain's. The reason was the heart behind the offering. Cain was confronted by God, and instead of repenting, he continued in his sin. This is the choice we all have to make - repent or continue in sin.
In the genealogy of Genesis 5, we see the curse of sin in the words, "and he died," over and over again; we also see the hope of the Genesis 3:15 promise in the words, "and he fathered a son." See here the hope that people had in the midst of the consequences of sin.
We see how people gave into their personal desires at the cost of their spiritual desires. We see in this the importance to stay faithful to the calling that God has for us. In doing so we can say, as Paul did, I have run the course, I have finished the race, I have fought the good fight.
Jesus said that the Scriptures are about Him; He used the books of Moses and the Prophets to show Himself in the Old Testament to the 2 disciples on the road to Emmaus. How can we see Jesus in the Old Testament? This series goes through the book of Genesis and shows how to see Jesus there.
Did the flood happen? What evidence is there? How is the evidence interpreted? Noah was obedient to the LORD. After the Flood, Noah acted as a mediator and a priest on behalf of humanity. By doing this, he pointed us to the One who is the true Mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.
After the Flood, God entered into a covenant with Noah and his descendants. This one-sided covenant shows us the grace and promise of God and that He is trustworthy.
After the Flood, Noah was drunk and his son Ham shamed him. As a result, Ham's son Canaan was cursed and Shem and Japheth were blessed. Here, we talk about the reasons for the curse and the implications of the curse/blessing.