Yearly Archives: 2014


The Flood Gen 7:1-24

Download audio Download sermon Genesis 7:1-24 The judgment of human wickedness by a flood and the sparing of Noah and his family had been promised in the previous chapter. Now the rains begin to fall. Text Comments v.1       The second “you” in v. 1 is singular. This doesn’t mean that the other members of Noah’s […]


The Antithesis Gen 6:9-22

Download audio Download sermon Genesis 6:9-22 We begin today the narrative of the flood, one of the most definitive events in the history of the world. “Whereas the narrator races through the millennia between Adam and Noah, and between Noah and Abraham, he slows the action to a standstill and devotes a full [chapter] to […]


The Heart of God Gen 6:1-7

Download audio Download sermon Genesis 6:1-7 We’re reading this morning the first seven verses of the sixth chapter of Genesis. We have read most recently the genealogy of Cain and the succeeding generations of unbelief and increasing wickedness descending from him and then in chapter five the long line of the descendants of Adam through […]


Like Father, Like Son Gen 5:1-32

Download audio Download sermon Genesis 5:1-32 The second chapter of Genesis begins with the first verse of our chapter 5, “These are the generations of…” being, as we said, the section divider in Genesis. Remember, the toledot or “generations” of Adam will be, as throughout Genesis, an account of the named individual’s descendants, not of […]


Going to Church for the First Time Leviticus 9:1-24

Download audio Leviticus 9:1-24 The instructions for worship in the sanctuary have been delivered by the Lord through Moses. The priests have been ordained. Now, finally, worship is to begin. Text Comment v.1       The eighth day would be the day following the seven days of the ordination ceremony narrated in the previous chapter. The priests […]


Original Sin Gen 4:1-26

Download audio Download sermon Genesis 4:1-26 There are sermons aplenty in Genesis 4, but there is also a great over-arching theme and it is that theme that I want to consider with you this morning. Genesis 4 belongs to the opening chapter of the book. Here too, then, the foundation for all subsequent human history […]


What Went Wrong? Gen 3:14-24

Download audio Download sermon Genesis 3:14-24 We have read of the disobedience of Adam and Eve and we have seen already some unhappy changes in them. Happy communion with God has become a guilty fear. Love between them has become selfish recrimination. But God has not yet spoken. We read earlier his warning that disobeying […]


Introduction to Leviticus

Download audio This evening we begin a series of sermons on the Book of Leviticus. I suppose most Christians find this book, almost uniquely among the books of the Bible, terra incognita. We may read through it as part of our Bible-reading plan, but it alternately bores us and mystifies us. It seems so utterly […]