Archive for the ‘devotional’ Category

Genesis 37:20: “Come therefore, let us now...

July 21st, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Much of the rest of the book of Genesis is focused on the life ...

Genesis 36:1–2: “Now this is the genealogy...

July 20th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
For those who will "mine" it, the Scripture is full of gold gems and ...

Genesis 35:1–2: “Then God said to Jacob,...

July 19th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Jacob was a very tolerant man; in fact, he was so passive it almost ...

Genesis 34:24–25: “And all who went out of...

July 18th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Today we use the word dysfunctional to describe a family that has unhealthy relationships ...

Genesis 33:1,4: “Now Jacob lifted his eyes...

July 17th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In the chapter before, we left Jacob crossing the river as the sun began ...

Genesis 32:25–26: Now when He saw that He did not...

July 16th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Jacob was about to reenter the land God had promised to give to Abraham’s ...

Genesis 31:13: “I am the God of Bethel, where...

July 15th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
God appeared to Jacob in a dream and reminded him of their earlier encounter ...

Genesis 30:37–38: “Now Jacob took for himself...

July 14th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
We have to wonder how long it took for it to dawn on Jacob ...

Genesis 29:20: “And Jacob served seven years...

July 13th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The love story of Jacob and Rachel is among the most colorful in all ...

Genesis 28:16: “Then Jacob awoke from his sleep...

July 12th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
After Jacob stole his brother Esau's blessing from their father Isaac, Esau wanted to ...

Genesis 27:13: “But his mother said to him,...

July 11th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This chapter has been called one of the saddest chapters in Scripture because all ...

Genesis 26:25: “So he built an altar there...

July 10th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
After encountering God, Isaac responded just like his father Abraham did: he built an ...

Genesis 25:30–32: “And Esau said to Jacob,...

July 9th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Esau came in weary and hungry after being out in the field. Jacob was ...

Genesis 24:7: “The LORD God of heaven, who...

July 8th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
At 140 years old, Abraham was reminding himself and his servant that God had ...

Genesis 23:4: “I am a foreigner and a visitor...

July 7th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Abraham clearly did not consider himself a permanent resident on this earth. In the ...

Genesis 22:2: “Then He said, ‘Take now...

July 6th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The words, "whom you love," jump right out at us from the page. Abraham ...

Genesis 21:8: “So the child grew and was weaned....

July 5th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Abraham waited until the baby was about 3 years old to wean him to ...

Genesis 20:1–2: “And Abraham journeyed from...

July 4th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This story warns of the problem and persistence of sin as Abraham again journeyed ...

Genesis 19:26: “But his wife looked back behind...

July 3rd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
God was judging the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for their extreme wickedness. The ...

Genesis 18:27–28: “Then Abraham answered...

July 2nd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
What can we as believers learn from the life of Abraham? He was a ...

Genesis 17:1–3: “When Abraham was ninety-nine...

July 1st, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In Genesis 16, God appeared to Abraham and made a covenant with him. In ...

Genesis 16:13–14: “Then she called the name...

June 30th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
God promised Abraham he would have children, but as his wife Sarah got older ...

Genesis 15:12,17: “Now when the sun was going...

June 29th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Here we find an interesting illustration of God's view of an agreement between God ...

Genesis 14:16: “So he brought back all the...

June 28th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Five Canaanite cities, including Sodom and Gomorrah, had been serving four Mesopotamian kings for ...

Genesis 13:18: “Then Abram moved his tent,...

June 27th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The terebinth trees of Mamre were a distinctive grove of trees at Hebron in ...

Genesis 12:1: Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get...

June 26th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The New Testament tells us that God had to tell Abraham twice to leave ...

Genesis 11:31: “And Terah took his son Abram...

June 25th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The New Testament tells us that Abraham received a call from God while he ...

Genesis 10:32: “These were the families of...

June 24th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The purpose of the 10th chapter of Genesis is to show us the common ...

Genesis 9:16: “The rainbow shall be in the...

June 23rd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
God's promise to never destroy mankind by a flood again is recorded in the ...

Genesis 8:1: “Then God remembered Noah, and...

June 22nd, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
When it says that "God remembered Noah," it is in the same sense that ...

Genesis 7:1: “Then the LORD said to Noah, ‘Come...

June 21st, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional
We love that God did not order Noah into the ark, but gave what ...