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  • Priest At Altar Of Incense WS

    Exodus 30:34-38 The Incense of the Altar

    The four ingredients to the incense may be a clue to what kinds of prayers God recieves: Galbanum – which was a bitter gum resin and Rabbi Shelomo ben Yitschak comments on this passage that galbanum is bitter and was included in the incense as …

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  • Josephandbros WS

    Genesis 44-50 Taking Responsibility – The Joseph Factor

    There are five specific “downstream pulls” of current against which we must pull if we are to make it upstream to the destination God has called us. The five currents are: past experiences, present life circumstances, people in our lives, personality (our own sinful nature) …

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  • 3stones WS

    Genesis 28:10-32:3 The Story of Jacob's Three Stones

    Overview: Like a great race, the journey of the patriarch Jacob from Canaan to Haran and back is marked by three stones: 1. The first stone (28:18), like a starting line of a great race. This stone in our reading is covered with oil and …

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  • Recipes2 WS

    Genesis 17:1-16 The Recipe for God's Blessing

    People everywhere seem to be needy and unfulfilled. Is there a formula for fulfillment and blessing in the Bible? The answer is YES! Consider Abraham’s story. With the birth of Ishmael, God again waited at least another thirteen years to move in and fulfill His …

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  • Abraham Hagar WS

    Genesis 16:1-16 Helping Out God

    Introduction: God made promises four times to Abraham, and then delayed in fulfilling them. Anxious to have her husband experience all that God had promised, Sarah steps in – and Abraham accepts her plan. Abraham had a full knowledge of the promises of God – …

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  • Callingofabram WS

    Genesis 15: When God Cut a Deal

    Introduction: God met Abraham a fourth time, and each time God added to the promises He made. Emptying Promise: The first meeting was in Genesis 12:1-3, when God told Abram to move out to a country God would show him, and that God would make …

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  • Reaching Out WS

    Genesis 14:1-24 Reaching Out With a Generous Heart

    Last time we saw how God blessed Abraham’s generosity. Today we will see his heart in action and how God used it for a testimony! The Problem: The uninformed choice Lot made for a home was based on beauty – but was a choice that …

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  • Heartlights WS

    Genesis 13:2-18 Secrets of a Generous Heart

    Introduction: Abraham learned to receive God’s blessings, and he learned how to “turn off the valve” of the blessings. Had he learned the secret to blessing others? Secret #1: Know the Source of Generosity (13:2-4) Abraham’s generous heart was rooted in the knowledge of his …

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  • Fallingdownhill WS

    Genesis 12:9-13:3 How to Kill Blessing

    Introduction: God’s desire was that Abraham, as a believer in a lost world, would spread blessing to lost men (cp. 12:3). His sojourn into Egypt was NOT a blessing to the lost – it was a curse. How did Abraham kill the spread of God’s …

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  • Genesis 12:1-8 Five Steps to Blessing

    Step One: “Get out of thy country”: Be ready for a “trust exchange”. God’s promises always come at the same price – Trade what you see for what you cannot, based solely on my Word! (12:1). Step Two: “I will”: Understand the source of the …

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