Sunday Morning Services

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September 9 - "God Creates Lights and Life" - Genesis 1: 14 - 25.  Key Verse:  God said, "Let there be lights in this vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times and days and years." - Genesis 1:14.  Central Thought:  God's glory is shown in his creation of the heavens as well as the earth.  Celebrate God as Creator of a universe filled with endless marvels for human observers.
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September 16 - "God Creates People" - Genesis 1: 26 - 27.  Key Verse:  So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them. - Genesis 1: 27.  Central Thought:  Christians should view themselves and others as special creations of God and objects of his love and concern.  As God's image bearers, our work is a cooperative enterprise with him.  Our work is exalted, holy, and spiritual.
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September 23 - "God Creates the Family" - Genesis 2: 18 - 24, 4: 1, 2.  Key Verse:  That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. - Genesis 2:24.  Central Thought:  Marriage is the means by which God has established that people fill the earth.  The family unit is not only a precious social gift but also a means for teaching children and spreading God's Word throughtout the world.
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September 30 -  "God Confronts Sin" - Genesis 3: 8 - 17, 20 - 24.  Key Verse:  So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. - Genesis 3:23.  Central Thought:  When we sin, we have a choice to make: let shame lead to repentance, or let shame become blame.
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October 7 - "The Righteousness of Noah" - Genesis 6: 9B - 22.  Key Verse:  Noah did everything just as God commanded him - Genesis 6:22.  Central Thought:  The ark allowed the saving of the physical; the flood waters allowed the saving of the spiritual.
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October 14 - "The Call of Abram" - Genesis 9 - 12.  Key Verse:   "I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I wil make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all eoples on earth will be blessed through you." - Genesis 12: 2, 3.  Central Thought:  The world in the early chapeters of Genesis is one in which parents trained their children to be experts in eveil.  But just as parents can leave a legacy of sinfulness for their children, they can also leave a legacy of faith that will last through the generations.
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October 21 - "The Birth of the Promised Son" - Genesis 18: 9 - 15; 21: 1 - 7.  Key Verse: Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. - Genesis 21: 1.  Central Thought:  Sarah remebered to give God the credit - a special kind of "thank you" for what the Lord had done for her.  Genuine faith always expresses itself in gratitude.
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October 28 - "The Marriage of Isaac" - Genesis 24.  Key Verse:  Rebekah and her attendants got ready and mounted the camels and went back with the man.  So the servant took Rebekah and left - Genesis 24: 61.  Central Thought:  Today's story is one of obediance, not of rebelion.  It is a story of what can happen when we align our plans with God's purposes.
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November 4 - "Siblings' Rivalry" - Genesis 25: 19 - 34.  Key Verse:  The Lord said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger."  Genesis 25: 23.  Central Thought:   Essau and Jacob each gave in to the temptation to make himself and his desires of supreme importance.  Paul knew this struggle as well.  "Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 7:25).  That is the key for us as well.
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November 11 - "Jacob's Deception" - Genesis 27: 1 - 28: 5.  Key Verse:  He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Essau; so he proceeded to bless him. - Genesis 27: 23.  Central Thought:  The Bible has the correct long-term view for everyone. "Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter.  Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind." (Ecclesiaiastes 12:13). 
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November 18 - "Jacob's Dream" - Genesis 28: 10 - 22.  Key Verse:  I amwith you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land.  I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you. - Genesis 28: 15.  Central Thought:  It is important for us to stop and mark times when the Lord has demostrated his faithfulness to us or answered our prayers.  That is especially so when our own times become as turbulent as Jacob's did.
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November 25 - "God' Blessing" - Genesis 30.  Key Verse:  God remembered Rachel, he listened to her and enabled her to conceive. - Genesis 30:22.  Central Thought:  We should not alow Jacob's massive flaws to cause us to miss what was right about him; his awareness that God was watching over him to fulfill his promises.  The same is true for us.