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Book of Genesis

Genesis 44-45

Audio • June 28, 2020 • Stephen McCall

Welcome to Calvary Syracuse. Our vision is to "Know Christ and Make Him Known".

Genesis 37

Audio • June 23, 2019 • Stephen McCall

“My life is but a weaving between my God and me. I cannot choose the colors he weaveth steadily. Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow; And I in foolish pride forget He sees the upper and I the underside. Not ’til the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly Will God unroll the canvas and reveal the reason why. The dark threads are as needful in the weaver’s skillful hand As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned He knows, He loves, He cares; nothing this truth can dim. He gives the very best to those who leave the choice to Him.”

Genesis 39

Audio • July 28, 2019 • Stephen McCall

When temptation comes, “Satan does not fill us with hatred of God, but with forgetfulness of God. The lust thus aroused envelops the mind and will of man in deepest darkness. The powers of clear discrimination and of decision are taken from us. It is here that everything within me rises up against the Word of God.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Pastor Stephen

Genesis 40

Audio • August 11, 2019 • Stephen McCall

At this point in his life, Joseph has been sold to slave traders, shipped hundreds of miles from home, presumed dead, sold (again), falsely accused, unjustly imprisoned - and it’s not over yet! C.S. Lewis said, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains.” How is he speaking to you today? Pastor Stephen

Genesis 41

Audio • November 24, 2019 • Stephen McCall

At this point in the story Joseph has abused, afflicted, accused and abandoned. It’s not a stretch to say that his life hasn’t gone the way he’d imagined it would! But, “God’s plan for Joseph was on schedule...and because he had learned from each experience...he was ready when God opened the door of opportunity.” -Gene Getz Are you ready for what God has for you? Pastor Stephen

Genesis 42

Audio • January 12, 2020 • Stephen McCall

In Edgar Allen Poe’s The Telltale Heart, a murderer thinks he is hearing the sound of his victim’s beating heart hidden beneath the floorboards of his home. He was actually hearing his own heart because of the guilt of his actions and it lead to his capture. In Genesis 42 Joseph’s brothers are confronted with their crime against Joseph. Will their guilt lead to repentance? How will they respond? How do you respond to guilt in your own life? Pastor Stephen

Genesis 42:30

Audio • April 26, 2020 • Stephen McCall

God uses the circumstances of our lives and brings us through things to bring us to Himself. "But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them". Genesis 50:19-21