Jacob and his sons learned to look past circumstances to hope in God's promise to make Israel a great nation. Joseph looked past years of suffering and mistreatment to see God's ultimate purpose for his life. We must hope not in what we see, but what we can't see. When we can't find hope in something, we must find our hope in Someone. Nothing can separate us from God's love.
Speaker: Ryan Kramer
Scripture: Genesis 42:1-5, Genesis 50:20, Exodus 1:6-7, Romans 8:28
Topic: God the Father
God's perfect world is broken because of man's sin. Relationships are dysfunctional, cultures are oppressed, God is no longer in constant communion with man. God promises redemption and restoration through Jesus Christ. Through Him, we who believe will enjoy a new heaven and a new earth.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Genesis 2 - 3, Romans 8:15-29, Acts 3:21, Revelation 22:3, Revelation 21:1-7
When we suffer, we are transformed. Job finds peace in the pain of his life, a pain that forces him beyond mere living to a unique peace. Faith must be tested before it can be trusted. Until we have experienced the sorrow of the Lord, we can't fully appreciate the joy of the Lord. Faith can also be personally costly, but our pain is nothing compared to the price Christ paid...
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Job 42:1-6, Job 13:15-16, Job 23:10, Hebrews 5:8, Genesis 17:7-19
Topic: Faith, Perseverance
God's grand design for man in the garden was "very good." His plan was to lead man as rulers in the Garden to become kings and queens in eternity. The middle, or "bad" part of our journey here on earth is on-the-job training for heaven. The individual ingredients of our lives may taste awful, but in the hands of the Master Chef, they become delicious! PLEASE WAIT FOR VIDEO TO...
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Genesis 1 - 3, Romans 8:28, Philippians 4:13, Hebrews 12:1-3