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

Supernatural | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: Genesis 6:1-4

There is a very strange tidbit of a story in Genesis 6:1ff that is so odd that many are tempted to consign the Bible over to an absurd document of superstition. But if you dig into its meaning, you might find it opens us up to an unseen realm where God orders the world.

Sermon Points:

  • What does this story say?
  • What does this story mean?
  • Why should this matter to me?

Faith | Brian Sorgenfrei

Scripture Reference: Genesis 4:1-16, 25-26

If the world we live in is wrecked by sin and death but brimming with God’s gracious and redemptive work, how should we respond? Genesis 4 outlines two different responses to God’s promises and exposes our hearts in the process. The two responses diverge because of the differing objects of trust.

Sermon Points:

  • Faith and its object
  • Faith and anger
  • Faith and its result

Redemption | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: Genesis 3:14-24

How do you embrace the effects of evil in life and the dire consequences of sin but look to forgiveness as God’s only remedy. This is something in our culture that we don’t do very well, but if we don’t figure out how to love forgiveness, we’ll splinter into oblivion.

Sermon Points:

  • The Consequences
  • The Sacrifice
  • The Human Condition

Evil | Brian Sorgenfrei

Scripture Reference: Genesis 3:1-13

Genesis 3 opens up for us the origins of evil and death. Evil can never find its origin in the Triune God. But, because God is Truth and Life, evil opposes God and His good world by twisting truth and trying to be independent of God. The result? Death.