FAITH WALK WET ENOUGH TO WORSHIP

Exodus 4-6, Matthew 14:22-36 • Key Verse: Matthew 14:33 In our mind we have the basic, idea of what happened is this account. The disciples were in a boat, at night, in rough water. Then Jesus appeared out of nowhere. At first the disciples thought, they were seeing a ghost....

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FAITH WALK ONE IN FOUR

Exodus 1-3, Matthew 14:1-21 • Key Verses: Matthew 14:16-18 An indication of the importance of the feeding of the 5,000 is the fact that it is the only miracle of Jesus recorded in all four Gospels. The account in John 6 gives so much emphasis to the meaning of the...

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FAITH WALK FROM A GARDEN TO A GRAVE

Genesis 49-50, Matthew 13:31-58 • Key Verse: Genesis 50:24-25 Warren Wiersbe comments in his notes on Genesis 50 that “Genesis begins with a garden and ends with a coffin: what a commentary on the results of sin!” The progression is from life to death. Sin brought death. Immediately things changed...

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FAITH WALK SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!

Genesis 46-48, Matthew 13:1—30 • Key Verses: Genesis 48:15-16 God providentially paved the way for Joseph’s family to sojourn in Egypt. At a time of famine, Jacobs extended family was welcomed there, where food and land was made available to him. As they prepared to meet the Pharaoh, Joseph gave...

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FAITH WALK OH, BROTHER!

Genesis 43-45, Matthew 12:24-50 • Key Verse: Genesis 45:5 Joseph’s life had its shares of downs. His brothers were jealous of him, almost killed him, sold him into slavery and lied to his father about what happened to him. As a result, Joseph lived as a slave, was falsely accused...

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FAITH WALK GETTING PAST THE PAST

Genesis 41-42, Matthew 12:1-23 • Key Verses: Genesis 41:51-52 “Deal with it!” is a phrase often heard today. Sometimes it is accompanied with the encouragement to “get over it.” These phrases can be like a form of shock counseling. Hit over the head with a blunt piece of advice, a...

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FAITH WALK INTEGRITY INCARCERATED

Genesis 39-40, Matthew 11 Key Verse: Genesis 39:23 After a sequence of individuals with character flaws, the narrative now turns to a man about whom nothing negative is recorded. Joseph truly lived a life of righteousness and integrity. He did it with his mind focused on God and not his...

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FAITH WALK OBVIOUSLY MORE RIGHTEOUS

Genesis 36-38, Matthew 10:21-42 • Key Verse: Genesis 38:26a The character of Judah was such that he could say about his daughter-in-law, “She is more righteous than I.” How painful it must have felt to acknowledge that fact, especially considering Judah said that when he realized she was the “prostitute”...

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FAITH WALK A TURN FOR; THE BETTER

Genesis 31-32, Matthew 9:18-38 • Key Verses: Genesis 32:9-10 A veteran missionary once wrote that he would rather be like Jacob than Solomon. In his assessment, Solomon started so promisingly but ended disastrously, while Jacob started disastrously but ended well. In these chapters Jacobs turn begins to be evident. A...

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