Foundational Truths in Genesis Pt. 2

Foundational - truths - Genesis


Wednesday 04/12/17 

Message – Foundational Truths in Genesis Pt. 2

Series: Thru the Bible – Genesis 8-11

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Foundational Truths

Chapters 8-11

(Outline of high points)

  • God regards His creation ( “The Lord remembered (thought about) Moses & EVERY LIVING thing with him on the ark” )*
  • The chambers of the deep were closed. (Indicating there was still more water which could have been released – or at least there was water in them when they were sealed)*
  • Specific times and locations reveal a literal historical narrative
    • “…150 days the waters were abated
    • “The ark rested in the 7th month on top of the mountains of Ararat.
  • 1st thing Noah does upon leaving the ark was build an altar and offer sacrifice.
  • Noah’s heart of worship and devotion in the offering of the sacrifice effected the heart of God.
  • The Lord said IN HIS HEART “I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake –  even though the imagination of his heart is evil from youth to old age – I will never again strike down every living thing as I have done. As long as the earth endures seedtime – harvest, cold/heat, summer/winter and day/night will not cease.”
  • God’s purposes never change…He again blesses His man – now, Noah and sons, with initial charter “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth”.
  • God pronounces animals as food and fear in our reign over them.
  • Whoever sheds man’s blood – will die.
  • God makes and confirms a foundational promise to Noah, his sons and all life
    • Symbolizes promise with sign of His bow in the clouds
    • God promises to remember upon seeing His bow in the clouds
    • God is watching earth.
  • Animals and man become carnivorous
  • Oceans now exist
  • Huge mountain ranges now exist and begin to form due to tectonic shift
  • The beginnings of all the families of the earth are mentioned as descending through Ham, Shem and Japheth.
  • Ham sins against God and Noah his father
    • God again judges
    • Noah prophecies foundational pathway of the future of his sons.
  • Noah is the last of the very long lived lineage of man – 950 years (350 yrs. following flood)
  • God again shows one of His purposes in writing the Bible – to reveal the Godly lineage (bloodline) by offering ages and births for the godly line.
  • Man rebels against God’s established plan and order at Babel.
  • We once again see God revealed as more than one entity yet fully unified in purpose.
  • God IS sovereign over all His creation – including man.
    • God’s purpose for man is to fill the earth – to seek Him and find Him (Act 17).
    • God forces His purpose by tinkering with mankind’s mind to create languages.
    • “The Lord God scattered them abroad” – shew!
    • Up until now all mankind spoke one language and one dialect of that language.*
  • Mankind begins to spread over the face of the earth in language groups.
  • We see can determine where the descendants settled by some of their names.
  • Immediate rise of complex societies in the fertile crescent
  • Man’s intelligence is displayed in his ingenuity
  • Man’s common progeny is seen in similar architecture cropping up all over the world simultaneously.
  • In steps Abraham!

There is much more information in the audio/video of the actual message. I hope you listen, learn and enjoy!

We will begin with Abram next week…Blessings!



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Hi my name is Mark and though I am opposed to titles, I am currently the only Pastor (shepherd/elder) serving our assembly right now.

I have been Pastoring in one capacity or another for nearly 30 years now, though never quite like I am today.

Early in 2009 the Lord revealed to me that the way we had structured our assembly (church) was not scriptural in that it was out of sync with what Paul modeled for us in the New Testament. In truth, I (like many pastors I am sure) never even gave this fundamental issue of church structure the first thought. I had always assumed that church structure was largely the same everywhere and had been so from the beginning. While I knew Paul had some very stringent things to say about the local assembly of believers, the point of our gatherings together and who may or may not lead, I never even considered studying these issues but assumed we were all pretty much doing it in numbers right?! Boy, I couldn't have been more wrong!

So needless to say, my discovery that we had been doing it wrong for nearly two decades was a bit of a shock to me! Now, this "revelation" did not come about all at once but over the course of a few weeks. We were a traditional single pastor led congregation. It was a top-bottom model of ministry which is in part biblical, but not in the form of a monarchy.

The needed change did not come into focus until following 9 very intense months of study and discussions with those who were leaders in our church at the time.

We now understand and believe that the Bible teaches co-leadership with equal authority in each local assembly. Having multiple shepherds with God's heart and equal authority protects both Shepherds and sheep. Equal accountability keeps authority and doctrine in check. Multiple shepherds also provide teaching with various styles and giftings with leadership skills which are both different and complementary.

For a while we had two co-pastors (elders) (myself and one other man) who led the church with equal authority, but different giftings. We both taught in our own ways and styles, and our leadership skills were quite different, but complimentary. We were in complete submission to each other and worked side-by-side in the labor of shepherding the flock.

Our other Pastor has since moved on to other ministry which has left us with just myself. While we currently only have one Pastor/Elder, it is our desire that God, in His faithfulness and timing, may bring us more as we grow in maturity and even in numbers.

As to my home, I have been married since 1995 to my wonderful wife Terissa Woodson who is my closest friend and most trusted ally.

As far as my education goes, I grew up in a Christian home, but questioned everything I was ever taught.

I graduated from Bible college in 1990 and continued to question everything I was ever taught (I do not mention my college in order to avoid being labeled).

Perhaps my greatest preparation for ministry has been life and ministry itself. To quote an author I have come to enjoy namely Fredrick Buechner in his writing entitled, Now and Then, "If God speaks to us at all other than through such official channels as the Bible and the church, then I think that He speaks to us largely through what happens to us...if we keep our hearts open as well as our ears, if we listen with patience and hope, if we remember at all deeply and honestly, then I think we come to recognize beyond all doubt, that, however faintly we may hear Him, He is indeed speaking to us, and that, however little we may understand of it, His word to each of us is both recoverable and precious beyond telling." ~ Fredrick Buechner

Well that is about all there is of interest to tell you about me.

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