Jacob and Esau

Stories about our origins are always stories about ourselves and our unique characteristics. Most tend to highlight the good and play down the flaws.  We airbrush history and our forefathers. You really have to dig around in the history books to read about the darker sides of Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, and Lincoln. It is almost impossible to find any stories about Washington that make him fully h ...[Read More]

Genesis 11: 1-9

One of Flannery O’Connor’s short stories is about a grandfather who takes his grandson, Nelson, to Atlanta to show him by comparison how good it is in the country. A visit to the city will cure him of his boredom with rural Georgia. Arriving on the train, they begin to walk and are soon lost. For the whole day they try to find their way back to the station but walk around in circles co ...[Read More]

Genesis 3: The Fall

1.  Genesis 3:1-13: 3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, o ...[Read More]

Genesis 1:1-5

1.  I don’t want to talk about all the various theories and explanations of creation this morning. Instead, I want to take a few minutes to give a perspective on the creation and then let Dr. Charley Gordon have a few minutes to do the same. 2.  We often think about the Gospel as beginning in the New Testament. It doesn’t. It begins before the beginning. The good news was part of the f ...[Read More]