We often get so caught up thinking about where we'd rather be and what we'd rather be doing, that we forget all the places God has already been with us. But there is a way we we can experience God's presence wherever we are, wherever we go. Jacob's story reminds us that the biggest obstacle to a fulfilling life is us! Preached at Elevation Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22, Genesis 32:10-10, Genesis 35:1-7, Psalm 103:2-5, Romans 12:1-1
What do we learn from Cain? Don't play the comparison game. Jealousy and pride will kill you. Pray for the people you want to kill. Love someone you don't like. Unconfessed sin equals unresolved anger. Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Genesis 4:2-15, 1 Timothy 1:5, Matthew 18:22
Topic: Consequences of Sin
Fear and arrogance caused men in ancient time to build the Tower of Babel. They wanted to build a tower to heaven to be with God, but He had to come down to earth to destroy their wicked scheme. You will never fully live on your own. The life you long for is really found in God, in obedience to Him.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Genesis 1:28, Genesis 9:11, Genesis 11:1-6
Topic: Pride & Humility
The spectacular sin of those who built the Tower of Babel was used by God in spite of the pride of the wicked people. Where do all the languages in the world come from? All of the people groups? God used this spectacular sin to evangelize the world. By John Piper. ©2013 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org
Speaker: John Piper
Scripture: Genesis 11:1-4, Genesis 9:1, Genesis 17:6, Matthew 28:18-19, Romans 1:16
Topic: Pride & Humility
How do you know if you are greedy? If you make most decisions based on the financial impact, if you put financial opportunity over family and health, if you experience destination sickness, if you'd rather be a liar than be poor and if you have a history of conflict over money. You may be greedy if you rationalize that you may be generous someday.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Genesis 13:10-13, 1 Timothy 6:9-11, Proverbs 10:22, Proverbs 13:11, Proverbs 15:7
We often trade what we've decided and what we know is most important for a bowl of stew. What’s true of Esau is true of you. You have no idea what God wants to accomplish through your life. You have no idea what God wants to accomplish in your church, ministry, community. And nobody is going to be standing beside you to help you re-frame the temptation. But God knows and you...
Speaker: Andy Stanley
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:6, Genesis 25:25-32
Topic: Sexual Immorality