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Why Some People Have One More Than Their Brothers: Genesis 48:21-22

Then Israel said to Joseph, “I am about to die, but God will be with you and take you back to the land of your fathers. And to you I give one more ridge of land than to your brothers, the ridge I… Read More

Max Lucado Country Music Song: Story of Joseph

Has it ever occurred to you the story of Joseph sounds like a country music song? Apparently it did to Max Lucado…

Genesis 18:9-15 Is anything too hard for the LORD?

Read Genesis 18:9-15 In verse nine the strangers asked Abraham, “Where is your wife Sarah?” Being strangers, how might they know Abraham’s wife’s name? Up until this point, for all Abraham knew, these three were just some nomads… Read More

Genesis 18:1-8 The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day

Read Genesis 18:1-8 At the end of Genesis chapter 17 we saw Abraham and all the males of his household circumcised. Circumcision in the Old Testament is a picture of the circumcision spoken of in Colossians 2:11: Your… Read More

Genesis 17 Part Two: I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you

Read Genesis 17 Yes, I know, we’re still in Genesis chapter 17, but it’s so rich that I can’t resist sharing more from this chapter. Two weeks ago we talked about how Abram, the friend of God, didn’t… Read More

Genesis 17 Part One: I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you

Read Genesis 17 My nephew Kody and his friend Eric, who he served with in Iraq, stayed with us for a few days this week. During their stay I marveled at how close they are to each other…. Read More

Genesis 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him Genesis 17:1 Andy Olson is a man’s man. He’s an Oregon State Representative now but in 2001 he was an Oregon State Police Lieutenant. At 6’3″ tall… Read More

Genesis 16:1-4 “Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” He slept with Hagar, and she conceived.

Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build… Read More

Genesis 15:12-21 To your descendants I give this land

As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him. Then the LORD said to him, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers… Read More

Genesis 15:1-11 Your very great reward

After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” But Abram said, “Sovereign LORD, what can you give me since I… Read More

Genesis 14:20-24 Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything

Excerpt from interview with boxer: Then Abram gave him (Melchizedek) a tenth of everything. The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.” But Abram said to the king of… Read More

Genesis 14:17-20 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram

After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out… Read More

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