God Brings Grace Out of Disgrace — Genesis 11:10-32

Finishing up the first main section of Genesis = chaps. 1-11 – Primitive (Primeval) History; Second main section = Chaps. 12-50  Patriarchal History Structural marker = toledot – repeated 10 times We have covered a lot of ground so far in our study of Genesis In spite of man’s pervasive sin, we see God’s triumphant grace throughout This genealogy section forms a parallel with the line of Seth in...
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Man’s Agenda vs. God’s Agenda — Genesis 11:1-9

One must first understand that God’s Great Commission for the post-Noahic flood world had been clearly communicated. “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.”  (Gen. 9:1; cf. 4:12) Surely the world which had already been destroyed once by water should have understood that God was serious about obedience to His revealed will. Account of Table of Nations in chap. 10 really follows...
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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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