Church | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: Genesis 17:1-14

God is now ready to mark Abram out as a unique family of God, his agents of transformation in a broken world. But the manner and means that he does that will strike many as bizarre, but when you understand the meaning of circumcision, the purpose of the church emerges.

Sermon Points:

  • Be Blameless
  • Apply the Sign
  • Become the “Father of Many Nations”

Grace | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: Genesis 15:1-17
As God makes big promises to Abram, the patriarch asks a perfectly natural question, “How can I know this is all going to work out.” God’s response to that simple question results in one of the most astounding passages in all of Scripture, and the key to what we mean by “grace.”

Sermon Points:

  • The Promise
  • The Response
  • The Grace

Mission | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: Genesis 12:1-7

Genesis 12 is the break-through point in the “story thus far.” Suddenly, God calls a childless pagan to be the head of a new family that’ll carry the mission of God through to completion. It’s a commission that God’s people still have even in our day, to remake the world for his glory.

Sermon Points:

  • Land
  • Blessing
  • Nations

Diversity | Brian Sorgenfrei

Scripture Reference: Genesis 11:1-9

The benefits and need of diversity are heralded everywhere in modern culture, but the idea is not new. It’s always been God’s plan to build a beautiful, diverse, unified people of God and we see it’s origins at the tower of Babel.

Covenant | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: Genesis 9:1-17

We live in a world that totters on the brink of collapse, it seems, from a lack of certainty about the world. But God’s covenant (contract) with Noah shows that God’s people can have a radical foundation for our relationship with the world, with justice, and in our own hearts.

Sermon Points:

  • Certainty about the World
  • Certainty about Justice
  • Certainty about Ourselves