This is a chapter by chapter study of the book of Genesis. Each chapter was prepared originally as a message delivered to the congreghation I am privileded to pastor. The work is devotional in nature. Every chapter is covered with some covered more thoroughly than others.
Exodus is an exciting book. It has all of the qualities of popular literature:Suspense Romance Murder Action Blood and Guts. Who can ask for anything more? Times change and there is little to nothing we can do about that.-Our country is not the same place it was when the Declaration of Independence was signed.Very few people know or even care what were the: Struggles and Heartbeats and Passions and Motivations of men who lived loved fought and died so long ago. Judges today do not really care so much about what the founders of our country had in mind when they framed our Constitution. They are more interested in using the Constitution as a fluid document that may be interpreted differently to each succeeding generation.-Our church is not the same as it was when it was founded. We have had now three different pastors, each with their own unique personality and goals for the work of the ministry. Who knows how many people have come and gone through these doors over those years? And while we can be thankful for what the Lord has done in the past, we must look forward to new things or else die.-Our families are not the same as they once wereCertainly, mine is not. Those things that used to be the most important things in life to me are slowly slipping out of my hands. And my wife and I are looking at a lifestyle that will be completely foreign to what we have lived for so many years.Times change. A little boy we met when only 4 years old, will leave for combat in Iraq in only one week.And times had changed for Israel too. They had entered Egypt just about 400 years previous, being only 70 souls strong. They were such a small number of people and so insignificant, that the Pharaoh had basically allowed them to live wherever they chose. Besides that, one of their own, Joseph, had gone into Egypt a slave and had so been blessed of God that he “worked his way” to being second in command of Egypt.
The root of the moral ground in almost every civilzed nation, the Ten Commandaments are arguably the most influential words ever recorded. Yet many professing Christians could not tell you what they are. Sixteen chapters provide practical application for each of the Ten Commandments.