Genesis 32: Growing in Grace

In this talk, Richard Wardman is continuing to tell the story of Jacob, from Genesis. Jacob was originally a con artist, chiseling his brother out of both his rightful place in the family and his father’s blessing. He’s been away with his mother’s family, who cheated him of his proper wages and tricked him into […]

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How can we know that we will arrive at our destination? If you’re on foot you might rely on landmarks; in a car, you could depend on a satnav. But what about the destination of our Christian lives? How can we be sure that we will get to heaven, despite our wrong-doing, a world that […]

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In Genesis 28, Jacob has an encounter with God, through a dream. In this talk, Richard Wardman shows us how much Jacob is being transformed. Like many of us, Jacob finds that the consequences of past actions can affect our present lives; the crunch is how we deal with them: finding God’s mercy and forgiveness […]

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When Jacob was on the run from his brother and father’s anger, he came to a place that he thought was nowhere special. He went to sleep – and had a dream that changed the course of his life. He had an encounter with God that changed his beliefs, and because of that, changed his […]

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Genesis 24: God’s Providence

Now it’s Autumn, we start a new series in Genesis, on the life of Jacob. Richard Wardman kicks off this series by looking at Isaac, Jacob’s father. He asks the question, “Are we looking at the details of how God will provide for us, or the big picture?”

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Genesis 22: 1-19 Loving God Most

Sometimes, we follow God because we love Him and want to do his will. At other times, we may be at risk of believing His word not because we love Him, but because we love the blessings we get from God. To find out what really motivates us, love for God or love of blessing, […]

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Genesis 21: Seeing God’s Promise

  Abraham has been waiting for God’s promises: a son by Sarah, a land of his own, and descendants more numerous than the stars in the sky. In this morning’s sermon, we see the first promise being realized: Isaac is born, the son through Sarah; but his infancy is described in just 7 verses, with […]

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Genesis 18:16-33 Praying for Justice

When God and Abraham debate what might happen to Sodom, was Abraham wrangling with God for concessions to prove that God is a righteous and just God? That’s the traditional view. In this sermon, we hear what it is to be just and righteous – and full of compassion and mercy, as we see God […]

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In Genesis 18: 1-15, Richard shows us how God dealt with Sarah, the wife of Abraham. She doubted God’s promise, by laughing; why did she do that, and what did it mean? How do we – and God – respond to the paradox of wanting to believe God, but at the same time doubting His […]

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