Believe The Unbelievable
The Dysfunctional Families that God Uses
June 12, 2021 • Tim Cain
Have you ever come face to face with a brokenness that was your fault? Genesis 35 tells us how God responds to the mess that Jacob and his family found themselves in because of Jacob’s compromise. In this passage we learn that no matter how long you have run or how far you have fallen it is never too late to repent and come back home. Home to the God who loves us and gave the son of his right hand as a sacrifice for our sins.
How the Gospel Redeems the Abuse of Power
June 5, 2021 • Wes Van Fleet
In Genesis 34, we see two examples of the abuse of power. Sadly, it is the victim of the abuse that is left silent and in need. Listen and hear how Jesus comes to demonstrate an other-worldly power that draws near to the abused and offers hope for abusers.
Repentance and Reconciliation
May 22, 2021 • Tim Cain
Most of us have had times in our lives where we longed for reconciliation with someone we had wronged. We find a time to get together and we tell them we are sorry for what we did and then we wait. Will they welcome us back or will they keep their distance? In Genesis 32 Jacob seeks reconciliation with the brother that he had wronged and we wait to see how he will respond.
Dealing with Conflict
May 15, 2021 • Tim Cain
How do you respond to conflict? In this passage we get a play by play view of how both Laban and Jacob responded to a major conflict between them. As we look at each of their responses and consider why they did what they did I think we will be able to learn a lot about ourselves. Ultimately we will see how the Gospel is meant to change the way we approach conflict.
The Danger of Success
May 8, 2021 • Tim Cain
All of us long for success in the things we care about most. However often we fail to take seriously the danger that comes with any success. In this message we will talk about two of the most common dangers that success brings with it and how the Gospel gives us the truths we need to navigate our way through these dangers.
Rachel and Responding to Brokenness
May 1, 2021 • Tim Cain
How do you respond when you encounter a brokenness that you can’t seem to figure out how to fix? In this passage we will witness a number of common responses to the broken things in our lives before we will finally see the one place where we can find hope.
God’s Love for the Overlooked: Leah’s Story
April 24, 2021 • Tim Cain
All of her life Leah had been forced to live in her sister’s shadow dreaming of the day that she would find a husband who loved her and finally be free of the comparisons with her sister Rachel. But that day never came. Instead, they both end up marrying the same man and Leah finds that her husband loves her sister far more than he loves her. For years Leah does all that she can to try and earn her husband’s love, but nothing is ever good enough. In fact every time she gets her hopes up they are met with crushing disappointment. If you have ever found yourself dealing with disappointment then this sermon is for you. Find out how Leah delt with the devastating disappointment in her life and where it is that she finally found the love she longed for. In the end you will find that the hope she found is just as available to us as it was for her.
Trusting God with Our Transformation
April 17, 2021 • Wes Van Fleet
After receiving an incredible vision and promise in Genesis 28, Jacob continues his journey to find a wife in Genesis 29. We may expect a drastic life change after such an incredible vision but what we find is Jacob still being like Jacob. In a dark tale of deception, we find that we all are like Jacob and often are disillusioned by misplaced hopes. Who can we look to finish the transformation in us that God began? Listen and hear how the gospel answers that questions and shows how true change happens.
Loneliness and the God Who is With Us
April 10, 2021 • Tim Cain
Loneliness is a condition that all of us have faced at various times in our lives. In Genesis 28 Jacob finds himself totally alone as he flees the home that he loved in order to escape the anger of his older brother. In the midst of Jacob's loneliness God appeared to him in a dream and revealed himself to be exactly what Jacob needed at that time. In this story we will see some amazing truths about God, and with Jacob, I believe we will find that the God who has revealed himself to us continues to be exactly what his people need today.
Receiving the Promises of God
April 4, 2020 • Wes Van Fleet
This current season with COVID-19 has stripped away a lot of things we depend on. Will we respond in clinging to new ways to try to earn God's approval or will we learn to receive His promises by faith in Jesus. Listen and hear how the Gospel from Genesis 21 can teach us to receive his promises with joy.
Trusting God at the Crossroads in Life
March 27, 2021 • Tim Cain
Life is full of crossroads. In Genesis 27 we will look at three different people who all find themselves at very different crossroads. I believe that as we look at each one we will find that we have been at these same crossroads before. But instead of just telling us which path to take God has given us this story which takes us down the different paths so that we can see where they lead and better understand the way we should go.
Who am I: Jacob, Shame and our True Identity
March 20, 2021 • Tim Cain
How many times have we tried to be someone we aren’t in the hopes of gaining the love and acceptance that we long for? In this story Jacob longs for his father’s blessing, but he thinks the only way to get it is to pretend to be his brother. Of course, by pretending to be his brother, all he does is confirm his true identity. He is Jacob, the deceiver. In this message we will find that there is hope even for deceivers like Jacob, but only if they are willing to stop running and acknowledge the truth.
Can God Be Trusted to Keep his Promises?
March 13, 2021 • Tim Cain
Have you ever found God’s promises hard to believe? In Genesis 26 we will look at the life of Isaac and consider some of the situations that can make God’s promises hard for us to believe. In each situation we will consider whether or not God can be trusted to keep his promises, even then.
Esau Sells His Birthright
March 6, 2021 • Tim Cain
Why would someone sell the most precious possession in the world for a bowl of soup? From the outside it seems crazy until we contemplate how many times we have traded things of eternal significance for a few moments of pleasure. And for those who are disciplined and have learned to control their feelings and find yourself looking down on people like Esau, you too will find that you are represented in this story.