Posts Tagged ‘Genesis’

Wrestle with God

Posted: June 19, 2015 in TLCC
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Jacob is an example of the kind of person God uses today. Reading through his life, we can come to an understanding that we can relate with Jacob. We have traits that are similar to his.

Read Genesis 32:22-32 (more…)

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Ever noticed in the Bible, there isn’t a “perfect family”? Consider the following in our study in the book of Genesis…

a) Adam & Eve. They disobeyed God, and blamed everything except themselves.
b) Cain & Abel. The elder brother kills his younger brother.
c) Abraham & Sarah. Lies and more lies.
d) Lot and his daughters. Sexual relationship between father and daughter.
e) Isaac & Rebekah. Favoritism.
f) Esau & Jacob. Sibling rivalry.

Study the Bible and you would notice the trend in families. There really is no perfect family. Guess what? You’re not alone. This leads us to our study on Esau and Jacob. The focus we have is on Esau. Being the eldest, he was supposed to have the advantage but let us study his life in light of what the Bible gives us.

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When God tests us, it is for our character development. God will not let any difficulty come into our lives beyond what we can handle. (See 1 Cor. 10:13)

I normally study for an exam the day of the exam itself. I am more effective when the pressure is real. Growing older, I realized that I could do better if I could have time to really study the exam. There are exams that come as a surprise, and that what gets into my nerves. I would rely on stuck knowledge (or stock knowledge for the geeks) to get me through. What is surprising is we keep on practicing the disciplines in studying, when exams come, we are ready.

For Abraham to be tested, it was written for us to be able to glean on and learn. Our responses is what is important. Our attitude towards trials or testings is what is seen. This is what we can tell others, of how we went through a situation and how God showed a way out.

The question is, how do we respond to tests? (more…)

Ever had a friend who gave bad advice yet you took it and then when things went wrong, that friend blames you? That’s what Abraham got.

(Read Genesis 16 before you continue) (more…)

The High Tower

Posted: March 28, 2015 in TLCC
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The tallest building in the world today is found in Dubai. That’s the Burj Khalifa. The idea is to diversify the attention from oil to services and tourism in Dubai. According to officials, it is necessary to build the tower to garner international recognition. It wasn’t the first time that someone built a tower for recognition. Back in the book of Genesis, we see a group of people who wanted to make a name for themselves by building a tower.

(Read Genesis 11:1-9)

So what was wrong with building a tower? (more…)

The Flood

Posted: February 27, 2015 in Genesis, TLCC
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The Greeks had a story of the flood. So did the Sumerians and the Babylonians. Going through the stories of each nation, there is always the story of the flood. So if there is a myth on the flood, the question we ask is that did a great flood envelop the earth? In fact, science would explain that Ice Age happened and at one point, the ice melted and covered the earth. Which leads us to a discussion about the flood.

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Beginnings

Posted: November 15, 2014 in Genesis, Theology, TLCC
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beginnings

Growing up in Sunday school, one of the verses we get to memorize is Genesis 1:1.

Later on, we tend to just get by with this verse and really not think about it. We know God is the creator, but we are challenged in our campuses regarding the reality of it. We know that God is eternal, but we have the question of “is there really life after death?” We know that God is present but still we could cheat in our exams as if He doesn’t see us do it. The hard part is really when theology meets reality. For theology is all in the head, but it is useless unless we get to practice it. (more…)