Table of Nations — Genesis 10

You might have come this morning anticipating that the most exciting thing about Genesis chapter 10 will be how I will butcher some of the difficult-to-pronounce names as we study this genealogy chapter.  [Just like an umpire, you have to sell the call – pronounce them with confidence even when you don’t have a clue.] Actually, this account proves to be significant on a number of levels....
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Pet Peeve #39: Replacement Pen Ink Cartridges Not Standardized

I have always been a pen lover.  I fixate on one particular pen that has the weight and appearance and ink flow that I prefer and I carry it with me every day.  In fact I feel naked if I leave the house without my one special pen.  I don’t like anyone else in the family to use it because I don’t want to lose it.  I come home from work, place it next to my wallet and keys, and expect...
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Human Failure but Divine Faithfulness — Gen. 9

Our text this morning will teach us precious truths about both human failure and divine faithfulness. Illustration: Computer infected with malware; needs to be cleansed; you need a complete reboot so you can function productively Illustration: Canby Motors – “Your car can be new again” Theme of Renewal Piper: God is prepared to start over with a new “Adam.” But this time the...
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Will You Remember God? Genesis 8

Look at how important this event of Noah’s Flood is in the Genesis account – Moses devotes a number of chapters to this one point in time. Jeffery Smith: What were they [Noah and his family on the Ark] thinking? Perhaps sense of vindication Sense of privilege and peace and comfort since God had saved them Sense of awe and trepidation; ruins of a dead and buried world – everyone they had ever...
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Don’t Miss the Boat — Ignore God’s Judgment at Your Own Peril – Genesis 7

It is easy to find quotations from people who think Noah’s Flood is a joke: The Sensuous Curmudgeon: Conserving the Enlightenment values of reason, liberty, science, and free enterprise. Top Ten Reasons Noah’s Flood is Mythology: Number 10: Where’s the Ark? Number 9: Why has Noah been forgotten? Number 7: Conditions aboard the Ark were unsurvivable. And the Number One reason the Flood is...
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