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October 2, 2022

While You Wait

Sermon Notes

Can I trust God to come through in time?

 Genesis 25:19-20 NIV

"This is the account of the family line of Abraham's son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac, and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean."

 Genesis 25:21 NIV

"Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant."

 Genesis 25:22 NIV

"The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, 'Why is this happening to me?' So she went to inquire of the Lord."

 Genesis 25:23 NIV

"The Lord said to her, 'Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.'"

 Genesis 25:24-26 NIV

"When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment, so they named him Esau. After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau's heel; so he was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them."

 Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah (vs. 20) & Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them (vs. 26).

 Why does it often seem that God's time is not my time?

 Psalms 31:14-15a NIV

"But I trust in you, Lord; I say, 'You are my God.' My times are in your hands…"

 Genesis 25:27 NIV

"The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents."

 Genesis 25:28 NIV

"Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob."

 Genesis 25:29-30 NIV

"Once, when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. He said to Jacob, "Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I'm famished!" (That is why he was also called Edom.)"

 If we fail to plan, we might as well plan to fail.

 Genesis 25:31 NIV

"Jacob replied, 'First sell me your birthright.'"

 Genesis 25:32 NIV

"'Look, I am about to die,' Esau said. 'What good is the birthright to me?'"

 Our habits reveal our values and shape our character. 

 Genesis 25:33-34a NIV 

"But Jacob said, 'Swear to me first.' So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank and then got up and left."

 Genesis 25:34b NIV

"So Esau despised his birthright."

"When we get what we want, what we want often gets us." – Alan Ahlgrim

"The happiest days of my life were coming home and hearing six different people say 'Daddy.' Happiest days of my life, Forget the money, forget the cars, even forget the championships. When I lost those days, I was all the way down. When I lost that from being stupid, it killed me." – Shaquille O'Neal

P - Physically

I - Intellectually 

E - Emotionally

S- Spiritually

Acts 3:19 NIV

"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,"


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