Out of Order: The Sin of Sodom

Some say that the sin of Sodom was sexual sin and others say that it was a sin of hospitality, but why did God judge Sodom so harshly? Pastor Dave speaks on the sin of Sodom in Genesis 18:16-19:38.

To hear more about the judgement of God, listen to Dave’s sermon entitled, <a href=”http://realitysf.com/teachings/what-god-does-about-evil/” target=”_blank”>”What God Does About Evil.”</a>

Genesis 18:16-19:38 | Taught on 04 Mar 2012 | 51:01

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The Working of Good

As we conclude our series in Genesis, Pastor Dave speaks on how sin, evil and injustice do not have the final word in Genesis 50.

Genesis 50 | Taught on 22 Jul 2012 | 45:52

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Purpose of Pain

Experiencing pain is a result of living in a broken world. How then, do we resolve the hurt from pain? What is the purpose for it? Pastor Dave speaks on the purpose of pain through Joseph’s life in Genesis 45.

Genesis 45 | Taught on 08 Jul 2012 | 47:54

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Preparing for Pain

How do we prepare for pain? Where do you rest your trust in preparation for life’s turns? Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on how we can prepare for life in both blessing and suffering by knowing that God is sovereign as Joseph did in Genesis 41.

Genesis 41 | Taught on 01 Jul 2012 | 46:46

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The Pain in the Plan

What if suffering is not about you? What if God wants to accomplish something bigger for the greater good? Pastor Dave speaks on the suffering of Joseph in Genesis 39.

Genesis 39 | Taught on 24 Jun 2012 | 50:29

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Hope for Wicked Fathers

Guilt is feeling bad about what one has done. Shame is feeling bad about what one is. Judah is desperately looking for a scapegoat in Tamar for what kind of father he has become. Why do you do the same? How often are you pushing the blame from yourself to others? Pastor Josh Kehler speaks on Judah’s heart in Genesis 38.

Genesis 38 | Taught on 17 Jun 2012 | 43:25

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Suffering In Circumstance

We all love to dream from time to time. But what if your dreams are not from God? Which ones do you hold fast to? Pastor Tarik speaks on keeping God’s perspective through our hopes and dreams in Genesis 37.

Genesis 37 | Taught on 10 Jun 2012 | 44:32

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What’s In a Name?

Who are you? Do you hold onto what is said of you? Or do you stand on who you’ve been named to be? Dave Dealy speaks on the life of Jacob and how he wrestled and was humbled by God to remember the name he was given in Genesis 32.

Genesis 32 | Taught on 03 Jun 2012 | 43:47

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The Grip of Grace

Jacob has fallen in love with Rachel and would do anything to have her. He even works for seven years for her. But when it was time to have Rachel, he wakes up with Leah. What is it in your life that is the focus of all joy and worth? What is your Rachel? Pastor Dave speaks on the grace of God as we wake up with our Leah’s and realize where our joys can not stand.

Genesis 29 | Taught on 20 May 2012 | 47:30

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Pursuit of Grace

At what point do you turn to God for help? Do you trust the promises of God when He presents them? Pastor Dave speaks on the grace and blessings of God in Genesis 28:10-22.

Genesis 28:10-22 | Taught on 13 May 2012 | 32:33

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Birthright

Esau esteemed his birthright as high as a bowl of soup. Jacob held onto it with all of his heart and would do anything for it. Dave Dealy speaks on how Christ makes our birthright a blessing and not a burden in Genesis 25:19-34.

Genesis 25:19-34 | Taught on 29 Apr 2012 | 32:28

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God Couples

When we’ve come to the end of ourselves and everything that we know. Do we remember God and what He has already done? Pastor Tarik speaks on trusting God in Genesis 24:1-33, 50-67.

Genesis 24:1-33, 50-67 | Taught on 22 Apr 2012 | 41:35

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Nothing I Hold On To

God asked Abraham to give up the one blessing that was promised to him. Are you willing to give up the blessing to get the Giver? Would we give God our lives if He gave nothing back but Himself? Pastor Dave speaks on Abraham’s sacrifice in Genesis 22:1-14.

Genesis 22:1-14 | Taught on 18 Mar 2012 | 43:39

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The God Who Listens

Abraham finds himself courageously interceding on behalf of Sodom to be spared. Are you comfortable asking God to move in this way? How do you view prayer in relation to God? Pastor Tarik speaks on intercession as God’s people in Genesis 18:16-33.

Genesis 18:16-33 | Taught on 11 Mar 2012 | 36:48

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Circumcision & Church Commitment

It’s through a covenant that God moves the relationship beyond that of a consumer relationship. Pastor Dave speaks on what this looks like in church commitment in Genesis 17.

Genesis 17 | Taught on 26 Feb 2012 | 46:40

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The God Who Sees

Just like Abraham and Sarah tried to have a child on their own instead of waiting for God’s promise, we sometimes try to make things move along just a little bit faster. But things tend to go from bad to worse when we do this. Pastor Dave speaks on how God sees and hears our mess and mistakes despite our efforts to secretly “help” Him along in Genesis 16.

Genesis 16 | Taught on 12 Feb 2012 | 45:19

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Faith Seeking Understanding

What is the object of your faith? What will it take for you to believe in the promises of God? Pastor Dave speaks on the faith of Abram (Abraham) in Genesis 15.

Genesis 15 | Taught on 05 Feb 2012 | 47:32

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Choice & Trust

Are you facing difficulty making a decision? God calls us to trust Him as the plan of our lives. Pastor Dave speaks on making choices based on trusting God in Genesis 12-13.

Genesis 12-13 | Taught on 29 Jan 2012 | 43:48

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God Breaks In

There are times where life’s circumstances seem simply impossible and unconquerable. We never know how God will break in, but He promises that He will break in and in that we can rest. Pastor Dave speaks on how God breaks in to redeem in Genesis 12:1-3.

Genesis 12:1-3 | Taught on 22 Jan 2012 | 42:40

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

God remembered Noah during the flood, but this was more than a mere recollection of Noah. It was followed by actions of grace towards Noah. Pastor Tarik speaks on the grace of God in Genesis 6-9.

Genesis 6-9 | Taught on 15 Jan 2012 | 37:25

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What God Does About Evil

We know how it feels when we’ve been wronged by someone we love. But, do we ever consider what God feels? Pastor Dave speaks on what God sees, feels and does about evil in Genesis 6:1-8.

Genesis 6:1-8 | Taught on 04 Dec 2011 | 41:04

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The Subtlety of Envy

We are so often concerned with the seemingly “bigger” sins in our lives that we have little or no regard for the envy in our hearts. We forget too quickly that it was envy that lead Cain to murder Abel. Paster Dave Lomas speaks on the subtlety of envy in Genesis 4:3-7.

Genesis 4:3-7 | Taught on 27 Nov 2011 | 36:28

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Murder of Hope. Birth of a Promise.

How often do you find yourself setting things aside for you before giving back to God? Dave Dealy speaks on the heart of an offering in Genesis 4.

Genesis 4 | Taught on 20 Nov 2011 | 41:21

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Hiding From God

We often think of Sin as doing the things that we ought not to do. But sin is bigger than that. Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on how sin has hijacked the peace of what we have been created to be in God in Genesis 3:7-24.

Genesis 3:7-24 | Taught on 13 Nov 2011 | 40:56

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Culture

Work was not created by God as judgement for the fall. Instead, it is a calling to cultivate and create. Pastor Dave speaks on a Biblical perspective of work in Genesis 1:26-2:17.

Genesis 1:26-2:17 | Taught on 30 Oct 2011 | 43:24

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Relationship

We have been created in the image of God–the triune image of God. So, we have been made to be in relational community to experience Him to the fullest. Pastor Dave speaks on relationship in the Image of God in Genesis 1:25-27 and 2:18-25.

Genesis 1:25-27 & 2:18-25 | Taught on 16 Oct 2011 | 39:45

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Identity

In Genesis 1:24, God makes the plants and creatures of the Earth according to their own kinds. Pastor Dave speaks on what accordance man was made in Genesis 1:26-31.

Genesis 1:26-31 | Taught on 09 Oct 2011 | 41:22

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A World of Purpose

God is the God of Creation, order and purpose. Pastor Dave speaks on how He is intimately involved the whole way through in Genesis 1:3-2:3.

Genesis 1:3-2:3 | Taught on 02 Oct 2011 | 37:49

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The Meaning of Creation

If we want to know who God is, we have to understand creation. Pastor Dave Lomas speaks on the meaning of creation in Genesis 1:1-2.

Genesis 1:1-2 | Taught on 25 Sep 2011 | 41:43

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A Divine Introduction

How we read Genesis 1:1 will determine the way we read the rest of the Creation Narrative, the rest of Genesis, even the rest of the Bible. We must get this text right. Pastor Dave begins the Genesis series by looking at the phrase “In the beginning, God…” in a sermon entitled: A Divine Introduction.

Genesis 1:1 | Taught on 18 Sep 2011 | 39:06