Sermons on God's Love

Sermons on God's Love

What God Sees in Us

March 29, 2020. What God Sees in Us. 16:1 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 2 And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you…

The Answer to Life

March 15, 2020 The Answer to Life Following the sermon, continue worship with this musical meditation from Kerby Baier, Assistant Director of Music Ministries. Good morning, Genesis! In lieu of corporate musical worship this morning, I offer a musical meditation for you. Here is a link to a recording of a beautiful choral motet, “Crucem tuam adoramus, Domine” composed by Pawel Lukaszewski. The Latin text for this anthem originates from the Catholic liturgy traditionally observed on Good Friday, and is appropriate…

Worship with Mary McDonald

March 8, 2020 We were blessed to worship God with Mary McDonald through her music and testimony. Mary is a life-long resident of Knoxville, TN. Her extra-ordinary natural gift of music and exuberant personality have carried her into hearts of people in congregations all over the country.

Freedom from the Past

Sunday March 1, 2020. Freedom from the Past. 12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— 13 for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the…

How to Mend A Broken Heart

February 2, 2020. How to Mend a Broken Heart. 6:1 Hear what the Lord says:Arise, plead your case before the mountains,and let the hills hear your voice. 2 Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the Lord,and you enduring foundations of the earth,for the Lord has an indictment against his people,and he will contend with Israel. 3 “O my people, what have I done to you?How have I wearied you? Answer me! 4 For I brought you up from the land of Egyptand redeemed you…

The Redemption of Scrooge: The Hope of Christmas Future

Sunday December 22, 2019. The Redemption of Scrooge: The Hope of Christmas Future. 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,because he has anointed meto proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captivesand recovering of sight to the blind,to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (ESV)

The Redemption of Scrooge: The Life of Christmas Present

Sunday December 15, 2019. The Redemption of Scrooge: The Life of Christmas Present – Look Upon Me. 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem…

A Christmas Musical Celebration

A Christmas Musical Celebration, Sunday December 8. The Genesis Chancel Choir, Instrumental Ensemble and Friends presented a Christmas Musical Celebration, arranged and directed by our very talented Music Director, Marla Ham. The musical presentation is not available for download.

The Redemption of Scrooge: Bah! Humbug! Making Change

Sunday December 1, 2019. The Redemption of Scrooge: Bah! Humbug! Making Change. 6 For to us a child is born,to us a son is given;and the government shall be upon his shoulder,and his name shall be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peacethere will be no end,on the throne of David and over his kingdom,to establish it and to uphold itwith justice and with righteousnessfrom this time forth and forevermore.The zeal…

Approaching God

October 27, 2019 Approaching God. – 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of…

A Faithful Steward

Sunday September 22, 2019. A Faithful Steward – 16:1 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ 3 And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is…

The Breastplate of Righteousness

Sunday, July 21, 2019. The Breastplate of Righteousness. – . 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with…

The Belt of Truth

Sunday, July 14, 2019. The Belt of Truth. . 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. 5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a…

What are We Thankful for?

Sunday, June 30, 2019. What are We Thankful for? – . 16:1 Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. 2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;I have no good apart from you.” 3 As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,in whom is all my delight. 4 The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;their drink offerings of blood I will not pour outor take their names on my lips. 5 The…

We are Heirs of God’s Promise

Sunday, June 23, 2019. We are Heirs of God’s Promise. . 23 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. 24 So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as…