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But God Meant It for Good | Genesis 50:15-21

Among the sterling characters of the Old Testament few surpass Joseph for integrity and faith—which shine all the more given the suffering he was called to endure. From one perspective, his life could be summed up as, "how everything went wrong." But Joseph would insist that "everything went right." Is Joseph a special case and have a special faith?  Or does he testify to a promise that applies to the people of Christ as well?

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The Calling of Abraham

Professor Chris Gordon gives a devotion from Genesis 12:1-9.

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Abraham, Isaac and the Land

Abraham ensures that his son will be in the land but not of the land.

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Christ, Through Faith Alone

In Genesis 15 the LORD came to Abraham to make to him three promises: to be his shield, to give him a Seed, and to be his Savior and Abraham received the substance of the covenant of grace, Christ, through faith alone and Christ’s righteousness was credited to him for righteousness.

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Teaching Abraham Righteousness and Justice

God uses his judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah to train Abraham in righteousness and justice. Abraham sees both God’s righteous judgment and his righteous mercy.

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Jacob’s Sacrifice

The account of Jacob's sacrifice in Genesis 46:1-7 reveals the extent of God's gracious transformation of Jacob as he trusts God to fulfill the promises even as he leaves the promised land of Canaan. 

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To All the Nations

God’s promise of the gospel to Abraham is rooted in creation but ultimately unfolds in the glories of the gospel fulfilled by Christ.

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Leading with a Limp

Jacob's wrestling encounter with God sheds light on two realities: first, the path of pastoring; and, second, and more importantly, the path that Jesus walked before us.  

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The Sale of the Savior

The Lord revealed to Joseph that the Lord was going to use him in a marvelous way, that he would be a savior of sorts, but between the time he innocently went looking for his brothers in Dothan and the fulfillment of the dream there was much humiliation and danger to be endured as the Lord prepared him for that great act of deliverance.

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A Tale of Two Appeals

In the appeals of Judah, we see a picture of person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Jacob’s Ladder and the Gospel

Like his grandfather Abraham, Jacob has nothing in his waking world to guarantee his role as promise-receiver and promise-bearer.  Yet God interrupts his scheming and shame to introduce him to his new world of the gospel.

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Named and Desired

Guests, Evan Gear   |   February 28,2017   |   Old Testament, Genesis   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

 In our task of theological education and preparation for the ministry we often sense a feeling of need, a desire for more.  

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Genesis 3:16-19

The act of Adam renaming his wife Eve is significant because it refers to something new in the redemptive purpose of God.

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Genesis One and the Church Today

Resident Faculty, W. Robert Godfrey   |   January 29,2001   |  Type: Articles

An examination of the controversial place the opening chapter of Genesis has played in ecclesiastical debates both inside and outside Reformed denominations.

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