The Book of Genesis

Is there a God? Who made the universe? How did all of this get here? Did life evolve from nothing? Is there a purpose to our existence? Why is there suffering in the world? Was the entire earth under water? Where did all of the different nations of people and languages come from? Does the God of the universe know me? Can I know Him? Join us this as we begin a new study of the Book of Genesis and discover the answer to these and many more of our greatest questions.


In the Beginning  (April 8, 2018)

Genesis 1:1-2 NKJV

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.


God, Science and the Creation of the Universe  (April 15, 2018)

Genesis 1:1 NKJV

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 

Is the earth billions of years old or less than 10,000 years old? Can science and the Bible be reconciled? The answer is, “Yes.” This Sunday we continue our study of the Book of Genesis focusing on the creation of the earth.

In 2017 the documentary, “Is Genesis History?” was released; it “explores the world to see how it intersects with the stories related in Genesis. Del Tackett of ‘The Truth Project’ hikes through canyons, climbs mountains, and dives below the sea to examine two competing views – one compelling truth.” In light of our current sermon series, we believe this movie does a very good job in answering the question it proposes and encourage its viewing. It is available on Netflix and Amazon Prime.


And It was Good, Very Good  (April 22, 2018)

Genesis 1:2-31 NKJV

2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good;

In the creation story of Genesis, the words “it was good.” appear seven times. Today, however, we see brokenness, damage, disaster and death; we can confuse the God who is good with the condition of creation today. We need to remember that things today are not as they were. Also, we need to remind ourselves that things will one day be, not as they are. As followers of Jesus Christ we have a bright and glorious future ahead. This Sunday we will look back in time through the rearview mirror of Scripture and see a time when God said, “It was good.”


The Rest of the Story  (April 29, 2018)

Today we can accomplish more things in less time than ever. We have high speed internet, immediate information, instant communication and overnight shipping yet we still struggle to just have a little time to rest. This Sunday we will see what God says about rest and how we can make it a part of our lives for today and forever. Join us for “The Rest of the Story.”

Genesis 2:1-3 NKJV

1 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

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The Foundation of Marriage, The Foundation of Society  (May 13, 2018)

The foundation of society is built on the foundation of marriage. If we want to know how something is supposed to look then we go back to the beginning and see how the Creator made it. Join us this week as we go back to the first marriage that was both created and blessed by God. These truths will bless you and your family as we seek His best.

Genesis 2:18-25 NKJV

18 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 19 Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. 23 And Adam said:“This is now bone of my bonesAnd flesh of my flesh;She shall be called Woman,Because she was taken out of Man.” 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.


The Darkest Day in History – A Study of the Origin of Sin: Part 1  (May 20, 2018)

What is the cause of sin? Why do we choose to sin? What are the consequences of sin? Is there a cure for sin? Join us as we begin to tackle these tough questions which have plagued mankind since Adam and Eve.

This week: The Cause of Sin

Genesis 3:1-6 NKJV

1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” 4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.


The Darkest Day in History – A Study of the Origin of Sin: Part 2  (May 27, 2018)

What is the cause of sin? Why do we choose to sin? What are the consequences of sin? Is there a cure for sin? Join us as we begin to tackle these tough questions which have plagued mankind since Adam and Eve.

This week: The Choice to Sin

Genesis 3:6 NKJV

6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.


The Darkest Day in History: Part 3 – The Consequence and Cure of Sin  (June 3, 2018)

The Darkest Day in History A Study of the Origin of Sin – Part 3 Why do bad things happen to good people? Why does God allow; suffering, sickness, disease, disaster, and evil to exist? If God is all-loving then why doesn’t He do something, if God is all powerful why doesn’t He do something? To see the suffering that sin causes might make us question God. This week we will see that God is not the author of sin or its consequences, but He is the Cure.

John 10:10 NKJV


Will God Accept You? The Example of Cain and Abel  (June 10, 2018)

Hebrews 11:6 NKJV

6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.


Enoch Walked With God  (June 17, 2018)

What does it mean to live a Godly life in an ungodly world? Join us this Sunday as we explore this question by examining the life of Enoch who “walked with God.”
Genesis 5:21-24 NKJV

21 Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah. 22 After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. 23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. 24 And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.

Genesis 6:5-8 NKJV

5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.


The Tower of Babel  (July 1, 2018)

Genesis 11:1-4 NKJV

1 Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. 3 Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. 4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”


Abraham, Father of Faith  (July 8, 2018)

What does it mean to live by faith? There is no better example in scripture than Abraham. Join us this Sunday as we dig deeper into the faith of Father Abraham.

Galatians 3:6-9 NKJV

6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” 7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.


How TOUGH is Your FAITH  (July 15, 2018)

Hebrews 11:8-12 NKJV

8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude—innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.


Lessons Learned from Sodom and Gomorrah  (July 21, 2018)

Is America becoming more and more like Sodom and Gomorrah? If so, then what does this mean for us as a nation, and what does this mean for Christians and the church today? This Sunday we will study Genesis 18 and 19 to discover answers to these questions and more.

II Peter 2:6-8 NKJV

6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; 7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked 8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)—


Isaac and Rebekah – A Marriage Made in Heaven  (July 28, 2018)

The marriage of Isaac and Rebekah is an example of a match made in heaven. It is also a picture of the relationship God has with His Son and the Church. Join us this Sunday as we dive deeper into this beautiful example of God’s love.

Ephesians 5:25-27 NKJV

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.


Jacob and Esau – The Causes, Consequences and Cure for Sibling Rivalry  (August 5, 2018)

Sibling rivalry has been around since the dawn of time. What are the causes, consequences, and cures for sibling rivalries? Join us this Sunday, August 5, as we study the relationship between twin brothers, Jacob and Esau, and attempt to answer these questions.

Genesis 25:21-28 NKJV

21 Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I like this?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. 23 And the Lord said to her:“Two nations are in your womb,Two peoples shall be separated from your body;One people shall be stronger than the other,And the older shall serve the younger.” 24 So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb. 25 And the first came out red. He was like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name Esau. 26 Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them. 27 So the boys grew. And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents. 28 And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.


Joseph – When What God is Saying is Not What We are Seeing  (August 12, 2018)

The Bible tells us that we are to walk by faith and not by sight. This is most difficult when we are trying to do what God’s Word tells us to do but nothing we do seems to work out. This Sunday, August 12, we will see what we should do when what God is saying doesn’t seem to be working out for good in our lives.

Genesis 39:2-4 NKJV

2 The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. 3 And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand. 4 So Joseph found favor in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority.


Joseph – The Freedom of Forgiveness  (August 19, 2018)

This Sunday, August 19, we will learn from Joseph in Genesis what forgiveness is, why we should, why we don’t and how we can forgive others who have hurt us deeply. Forgiveness is not free but it does bring freedom.

Colossians 3:12-14 NKJV

12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.


Joseph and His Theology (August 26, 2018)

Join us this week as we see what Joseph believed about God and how it helped him through the most painful and challenging times of his life.

Genesis 45:3-8 NKJV

3 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph; does my father still live?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed in his presence. 4 And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. 5 But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. 7 And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 8 So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.


Joseph and Jesus: A Foreshadow of the Savior (September 2, 2018)

Joseph lived 2,000 years before Jesus birth and yet his life was an incredible preview of what Jesus would both experience and do to make salvation available to the world today. Join us this Sunday, September 2, as we study how Joseph was a foreshadow of Jesus.

John 3:16-17 NKJV

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.