Idea: Sin is worse than we think or imagine. In Genesis 3, we see that sin (1) destroys our relationship with our creator, and in turn (2) introduces discord between fellow human beings, and (3) brings disorder with the rest of creation.

Aim: For listeners to be convinced and convicted of the sinfulness of sin (i.e., extent and ramifications), and then be moved to taste the only remedy available and able to deal with their problem.

In the first of our God’s Big Picture series, we look at the pattern of the kingdom. This is the blueprint of God’s kingdom where we see God’s people in Gods place under his rule and blessing

The Bible is the most influential book in History. Though containing 66 books, and written by over 40 authors, the Bible actually reflects one larger story, the story of God and his purpose for his creation. In Genesis 1:1–2:3 we have a big picture of not only who God is, but who we are as his creation, and the purpose for our being. Genesis 1:1–2:3 provides us with the opening act of the unfolding good and perfect plan of God.

Judah may have abandoned Tamar, his daughter-in-law, but the Lion of the Tribe of Judah will never abandon those who come to him.

The Joseph story helps us to see that when life turns upside-down, God is still in control, and he's still good.

Failure to trust God’s promises caused Jacob to let fear stop him from seeking justice for his daughter and for his sons to over react with vengeance.

God is in the business of transformation. And Jacob's story is off the one the first. A man who deceived his way to the top, yet God worked in his life through grace, through others and trials to be radically different.

God’s commitment to one messy family will not and cannot stop his purposes. He is a God of not just amazing grace, but also scandalous grace.

God will never ask of you, what only he could do himself – to give up his one and only Son. Yet he does call us to offer our bodies as living sacrifices.

As Sodom is about to be totally destroyed because of its great sin Abraham asks the eternal question, Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?

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