The Sins of Judah and His Sons

Genesis 38

July 14, 2019 • Matt Kesler

Matt Kesler shares the story of Judah and his repeated sin and disobedience. In Genesis 38, Judah is quick to point his finger at Tamar, while not focusing on his own sin. Often times we treat sin the same way in our own lives. Judah's integrity is lacking, but he has a change of heart and eventually, the Messiah is born in his lineage. Matt reminds listeners that just like Judah, we can have a real change of heart and face our own fears, struggles, sins and challenges.

Forgiveness is Final

September 15, 2019 • Jeff Noble

Joseph becomes overwhelmed with sadness following the realization that his brothers have not been enjoying their relationship with him due to the fact that they did not truly believe they were forgiven. He then reassures them that despite the circumstances he faced in regards to his brothers, God transformed it for his good. He later passes away and asks his brothers to take his bones to the promised land. Joseph's weeping mirrors the time when Jesus wept. We are reminded in Genesis 50 that Jesus died on the cross once to wipe away our sins forever. We are reminded of how much of a blessing God's commitment to forget is.

Future Grace

September 8, 2019 • Jeff Noble

Jacob addresses his sons in birth order and blesses them appropriately. When he gets to Joseph, he bestows a blessing that would continue onward to his sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. Jacob also acknowledges Joseph's unwavering allegiance to the Lord. In the midst of this, Jacob pauses to recognize his own need for God and declares an announcement of faith saying, "God I wait for your salvation."

Surprising Blessing

September 1, 2019 • Jeff Noble

As Jacob's life comes to an end, he reminds Joseph of God's promise to Abraham. He then blesses Joseph by including his sons in his birthright. These blessings demonstrate Jacob's faith rooted in the trust of God's promises