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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We were created in the image of God and so created to be in relationship–to be radically towards one another in relationship and in community. There is no more intense, intimate picture of this than marriage. Pastor Dave speaks about marriage through the lens of being created in the image of God in Genesis 1:25-27 and 2:18-25.
Genesis 1:25-27 & 2:18-25 | Taught on 23 Oct 2011 | 43:22
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
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
How does God work into you and work out of you your new identity? And what is our role in all this? We are not passive in this endeavor but how do we work out what God works in? Pastor Dave concludes the Identity series with a look into Philippians 2:12-13.
Philippians 2:12-13 | Taught on 10 Jul 2011 | 39:56
If what you have, what you do, and what you desire don’t make you who you are, how does your new identity in Christ shape what you do, what you have and desire? Pastor Dave speaks on how our new identity in Christ affects how we see ourselves in our work, what we do, and what we desire in Eph 4:22-32.
Ephesians 4:22-32 | Taught on 03 Jul 2011 | 39:56
Once we place our faith in Jesus, the truest thing about us becomes this New Identity that Christ gives to you. Paul calls this new identity a new self. How does this New Self Emerge out of the Old Self? Pastor Dave teaches on the emergence of this new self in Col 3:10.
Colossians 3:10 | Taught on 26 Jun 2011 | 39:56
We are often pulled this-way and that-way by our own will or the will of others. In Colossians 3:1-4, the Christian is called new and has received a newness that allows him or her to set their eyes on things above. Where does your heart lie? Guest speaker, Francis Chan speaks on setting our eyes on things above.
Colossians 3:1-4 | Taught on 12 Jun 2011 | 42:00
From the moment we trust in Jesus and begin to follow Him, the mandate of scripture is to become who you are. The way Paul approaches this “becoming who you are-ness” in Colossians 3 is by using a “put off” and “put on” paradigm. The word that best embodies this idea is repentance. Pastor Dave teaches on how the life of a follower of Jesus should be one of repentance in Col 3:5-15.
Colossians 3:5-15 | Taught on 05 Jun 2011 | 36:20
How does the follower of Jesus become more like Jesus? Rules never work for lasting change and following the deepest desires of our heart often ends in chaos. How does God transform us? In part 5 of our New Identity Series, Pastor Dave teaches on this topic through Col 3:1-4.
Colossians 3:1-4 | Taught on 29 May 2011 | 36:56
If we neglect to live out of the core truth that we are loved by God through Jesus, and that love is neither earned nor deserved, we will begin to reduce Christianity to self-improvement. In part 4 of the identity series Pastor Dave teaches on what the righteousness of Christ says to the believer in Col 3:1-4.
Colossians 3:1-4 | Taught on 22 May 2011 | 35:37
Is Christ your life? This is a question that either completely destroys you with conviction or fills you with pride. Neither approach is helpful. Paul doesn’t frame it as a question in Colossians 3, but as a fact. An indicative. A truth. The truest thing about the Christian. Now what does that mean? Pastor Dave teaches on the Christian’s new identity.
Colossians 3:1-4 | Taught on 15 May 2011 | 35:37
Although we live in a throw away culture where we throw away things when they are used or broken, God doesn’t view things this way. Pastor Tarik teaches on how Jesus restores Peter because God is a restoring God.
Colossians 3:1-4 | Taught on 08 May 2011 | 39:23