Genesis 3:14-24 — Excluded

Posted by on 19th Jul, 2010 in Online Resources | 0 comments

Is life just a random mixture of good and bad things? Is there an explanation for the bad stuff? Genesis 3 describes Adam and Eve taking the fruit as they decided to disobey God and take charge of things. There are immediate consequences as they feel shame & fear, and want to blame anyone but themselves. We’re all still hiding. But God seeks us out In verses 14-24 it’s mostly God who does the speaking, because of course He’s the only one who can say how it’s going to be from now. He describes our world. He speaks to the serpent about an epic conflict – the...

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Misdirected Love (2 Timothy 3:1-9)

Posted by on 9th Jul, 2010 in Online Resources | 0 comments

A song by Marillion had these lines Now when you climb into your bed tonight, And when you lock and bolt the door, Just think about those out in the cold and dark, ’cause there’s not enough love to go ’round, No there’s not enough love to go ’round. But Paul explains to Timothy that the reason for bad things in the world between people is not a lack of love. It’s just that love is pointing in the wrong direction. If we direct our love away from God and towards ourselves (mostly) and just a few others (slightly), then all relationships go wrong and people are...

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