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God Is In Control

The Book of Beginnings  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  46:32
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You’re not in control, but God is. So how should we respond to that?

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INTRO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV6DC5tpU44
Car Accidents
When I was learning to drive in the winter.
When I was coming home from Elisa’s parents before marriage.
Loosing Control is Scary
Powerlessness
Fear of the unknown
The Biggest Illusion of Life
Ultimately we have no control
God does
Fear
Joy
Title & Text
God is in Control
Genesis 29:1-30
Theme
God Is In Control
Pray
God our Father there are times in our life that are scary because we feel we have lost control of the situation. We find ourselves in a place where we don’t have the answers and there are questions that we never even thought to ask. Today as we open your Word we ask that you might speak to us. Grant us your Spirit so as to apply this Word to our hearts and lives.
Text
Trust God in His Power.
Trust God for your Provision.
Trust God to give you Patience.
Trust God for your Protection.
Trust God in His Promises.
Scripture Story
Read 1-9
Close Ups of Chapter
Genesis 29:10 ESV
Now as soon as Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob came near and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.
1. Trust God in His Power.
Genesis 28:15 ESV
15 Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
Jacob’s Power
God’s Power
Read 11-14
Genesis 29:15 ESV
Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?”
2. Trust God for your Provision.
Jacob’s Provisions
Laban’s Provisions
God’s Provision
The Similarities Genesis 24
Meeting at the well
Watering the animals
The family greeting and invitation
Read 16-19
Genesis 29:20 ESV
20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.
3. Trust god to give you Patience.
Patience in the good
patience in the bad
Patience in the receiving
patience in the giving
Read 20-24
Genesis 29:25–26 ESV
25 And in the morning, behold, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?” 26 Laban said, “It is not so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
4. Trust God for your Protection.
Woman’s Role Then
your position now?
Read 27-30
Genesis 29:31 ESV
When the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.
Read 32-34
Genesis 29:35 ESV
And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” Therefore she called his name Judah. Then she ceased bearing.
5. Trust God in His Promises.
Judah = Hbrw - Praise
Judah = S. Kingdom of Israel
Judah = Jesus
Matthew 1:2 ESV
2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
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CONCLUSION
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Goal
Our Sovereign God will fulfill His Will even in the face of human deceit.
Application
Give God your yesterday, hope in God for tomorrow, walk with God today.
CLOSE
“Let go and let God”… We need You, help us to trust you more!
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COMMUNION
What it stands for
1 Cor 11.23-26
Warning
1 Cor 11.27-29
Communion Verses
Matt 26.26
Matt 26.27-28
COMMUNION TOGETHER
Fellowship With Each Other
Act 2.42-47
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