Good Sunday school children expect to grow up and go out into the world and experience blessing — after all, God promises good to those who obey Him. Prodigals go out into the world and conclude God has rejected them — after all, they have failed to live up to divine expectations. Since it’s hopeless, why not just abandon your life to the pleasures of the world? Both the good religious Sunday Schooler and the Prodigal have got it wrong. Learn from the life of Joseph and Judah and discover the “unexpected grace” the Lord has planned for your life
Peacemakers (Genesis 49-50)
Join us to examine an ancient manuscript that reveals the key to who will eventually rule the world. Who is this ultimate "Peacemaker"?
Grandfather's Gift (Genesis 48)
Maybe abandonment by your earthly dad has made you angry and spilled over into your relationship with your heavenly Dad. The life of Joseph may renew your trust in your heavenly Father who is waiting right now to give you all the love your heart was created for. It would be wise for us to go to the bedside of an aged grandfather not to receive a handout, but with open ears to hear what life has taught him about the true wealth of life.
No Satisfaction (Genesis 47)
Why is it that no matter what we might get, no matter what we might do, or achieve, we are never completely satisfied. Rock stars worshipped by millions with millions in their bank accounts sing, “I can’t get no satisfaction.” Satisfaction-why can't we get it and who alone can give it?
The Family Reunion (Genesis 45, 46)
All of us know that family get togethers for birthdays and holidays should be times that we look forward to. Why are family reunions sometimes filled with such stress? The family in Genesis 45 is famous for its godliness. The father is one of the most spiritual men in the Old Testament yet the inner dynamics of this household are a mess. For 20 years in the house of Jacob, Father's Days had turned to dreary drizzle and a bloody secret plagued his sons. Will this charade continue?
Jealousy, Pride Or Self Sacrifice (Genesis 43,44)
It could be that you have become infected with a green internal virus that will eat your heart out. If it’s been a while since you considered jealousy's potential for agony, listen to the truth about its effects on Joseph's family for more than 20 years.
Legacy Of A Guilty Conscience (Genesis 42)
When the doors are closed, the masks come off and the foreboding of unresolved issues haunts every room. Unhealthy families can be unhealthy in a million different ways. Genesis 42 exposes a dysfunctional family who played the "Lets Pretend Everything Is Okay" game for more than 20 years. The Lord will not allow “family secrets” to remain secrets forever. He lovingly begins to take off the bandages so He can get at the infection.