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Murder One: Why Do We Hate Each Other?

This is the story of Cain and Abel. It is a story that is so well known that many people […]

Text: Genesis 4:1-16
Sermon Series: First Things: The Amazing True Story of How the World Came to Be (Genesis 1-11)
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Farewell to Paradise: Cast Out That We Might Someday Return

Adam could not go back and undo the original sin. And he could not stay forever in paradise. The deed was done and the wreckage was all around him. The only option left for him was to go forward. All of us have to come to grips with that sooner or later. The good news is that through Christ, The Tree of Life is waiting, the door has been opened, the Son of God has shed his blood, the price has been paid, the sacrifice made, atonement has been accomplished.

Text: Genesis 3:20-24
Sermon Series: First Things: The Amazing True Story of How the World Came to Be (Genesis 1-11)
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The Wages of Sin: Why Nothing Works Right

Three hundred seventy-nine days ago, Martin and Gracia Burnham were captured by Muslim terrorists in the Southern Philippines. They were […]

Text: Genesis 3:7-19
Sermon Series: First Things: The Amazing True Story of How the World Came to Be (Genesis 1-11)
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Snake Eyes: The Four Stages of Temptation

Reading Genesis 3 is like reading the devil’s playbook because his tactics haven’t changed.

Text: Genesis 3:1-7
Sermon Series: First Things: The Amazing True Story of How the World Came to Be (Genesis 1-11)
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Adam’s Rib: How God Arranged the First Marriage

Yesterday I performed a wedding ceremony for Chris Hall and Kara Hansen. It was a lovely occassion, as weddings usually […]

Text: Genesis 2:18-25
Sermon Series: First Things: The Amazing True Story of How the World Came to Be (Genesis 1-11)
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Every Tree But One: Why Freedom Isn’t Free

What is freedom? Ask the question of ten people and you will get at least ten different answers. One person […]

Text: Genesis 2:4-17
Sermon Series: First Things: The Amazing True Story of How the World Came to Be (Genesis 1-11)
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Image is Everything: Highly Valued, Deeply Fallen, Greatly Loved

Upon reading these verses, the thought comes to mind that we’re not in Eden anymore. Whatever else you can say […]

Text: Genesis 1:26-28
Sermon Series: First Things: The Amazing True Story of How the World Came to Be (Genesis 1-11)
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Fact or Fable in Genesis: Was the World Really Created in Six Days?

Did the events described in Genesis 1-11 really happen? Does it matter? The answer is yes to both questions. They really happened and it really matters because ideas have consequences. What you believe about where you came from will radically impact the purpose of your life.

Text: Genesis 1:1-2:3
Sermon Series: First Things: The Amazing True Story of How the World Came to Be (Genesis 1-11)
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“In the Beginning”: The Most Important Verse in the Bible

True faith must begin with the very first verse of the Bible. If you can believe Genesis 1:1, you won’t have any problems with the rest of the Bible. Truth begins with God. That’s why the Bible begins with this verse.

Text: Genesis 1:1
Sermon Series: First Things: The Amazing True Story of How the World Came to Be (Genesis 1-11)