Friday, May 17, 2019

Passion Seed


Pericope: Genesis 38:1–11 - 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 name Er. 4 She conceived again and bore a son, and she called his name Onan. 5 Yet again she bore a son, and she called his name Shelah. Judah[a] was in Chezib when she bore him. 6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. 7 But Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord put him to death. 8 Then Judah said to Onan, “Go in to your brother's wife and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother.” 9 But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his. So whenever he went in to his brother's wife he would waste the semen on the ground, so as not to give offspring to his brother. 10 And what he did was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death also. 11 Then Judah said to Tamar his daughter-in-law, “Remain a widow in your father's house, till Shelah my son grows up”—for he feared that he would die, like his brothers. So Tamar went and remained in her father's house.

Sermon Text: Genesis 38: 26 – 27 - 26 Then Judah identified them and said, “She is more righteous than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not know her again. 27 When the time of her labor came, there were twins in her womb.

Sermon Title: Passion + Life = Success Pt 3 Passion Seed

Point 1: Right seed wrong way vs 18b  “Your signet and your cord and your staff that is in your hand.” So he gave them to her and went in to her, and she conceived by him.

Point 2: Right seed reveal day vs. 25 As she was being brought out, she sent word to her father-in-law, “By the man to whom these belong, I am pregnant.” And she said, “Please identify whose these are, the signet and the cord and the staff.”

Point 3: Right seed righteous way vs. 26 Then Judah identified them and said, “She is more righteous than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not know her again.

Point 4: Right seed reward day vs. 27 When the time of her labor came, there were twins in her womb.
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Sunday, May 5, 2019

How to Live My Best Life


Pericope: Mark 10:17-22 - 17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’” 20 And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” 21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

Sermon Text: Mark 10:17 The Rich and the Kingdom of God
17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

Sermon Title:  Passion + Life = Success: How To Live Your Best Life

Point 1: You must do something different if you want something different.  Mark 10:19 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’
        Notice Jesus told him here are some of the requirements to the best life and eternal life. His response. Mark 10:20 20 Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.”[since the age of 13]

Point 2: Jesus quantified what the young man wasn’t doing. Mark 10:21 21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.

Point 3: It’s not the money you make it’s the moves you make.
Mark 10:22 22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.

Point 4: What will it take for you to live your best life? Mark 10:28-30 28 Then Peter spoke up,We have left everything to follow you!” 29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age:[Best life now] homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.[Best life later]

It's Complicated

  Pericope:   Numbers 21: 4-9 4 They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom . But the people grew impati...