Category Archives: Genesis

December 15 – Importance of the Old Testament – God’s Passion for People and the Nations

Read Genesis 12:1-3 Every four years, I really enjoy the Olympics. I love seeing the talent in every sport from the track and field events to gymnastics to archery. And, I have to admit, I enjoy cheering for Team USA. … Continue reading

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December 14 – Importance of the Old Testament – We Understand What’s Wrong…

Read Genesis 3:1-24 If you read the news headlines, you are likely reminded of more that is wrong in the world than what is right. There are tensions between political parties, between races, and between nations. You might hear news … Continue reading

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December 13 – Importance of the Old Testament – We Meet the God Who Created Us

Read Genesis 1:1-31 When you think of meeting someone important, do you think of how you might look and what you might say? One time, I was meeting some important people from my husband’s office for dinner. Oh, the agony … Continue reading

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November 27 – By Faith or by Sight – Live Today Trusting God

To fully follow God, we must leave the past behind, look ahead with anticipation and finally…live today trusting God. Abraham and Sarah faced a series of defining moments which included obstacles that had to be overcome. Two of these are … Continue reading

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November 24 – By Faith or by Sight

Uncertainty. We all face some level of uncertainty, don’t we? Life is filled with uncertain moments like…when you get that text from a boss or significant other that simply says, “We need to talk,” or the moment a test or … Continue reading

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June 29 – United – Psalm 139

Read Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 139:13-16 We’ve all sung the song.  And if you’re a parent or a kids ministry worker, you may have even taught it. “Jesus loves the little children All the children of the world Red and yellow … Continue reading

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April 2 – Jesse Tree – Joseph

Read Genesis 37; 39:1-6; 41:1-8; 41:15-46:4; 50:15-21 “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.”  Genesis 50:19 “Mom always liked you best!”  That was a favorite line for a comedy duo from the 60’s.  And in Joseph’s case, his brothers could have … Continue reading

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March 25 – Jesse Tree – The Ladder

Read Genesis 27:41-28:22 “He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.” Genesis 28:12 Adam, Abraham, and Isaac. Maybe you … Continue reading

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March 24 – Jesse Tree – Isaac

Read Genesis 22:1-19, Matt 22:37-38 “Jesus replied:   ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and this all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.’”  Matthew 22:37-38 “I will make you into a great … Continue reading

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March 23 – Jesse Tree – Abraham

Read Genesis 12:1-7, 15:1-6 “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you…all people on earth will be blessed through you.”  Genesis 12: 2-3 “Just trust me”.  Has anyone ever said that to you?  Maybe you heard dad … Continue reading

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