At the beginning of Genesis 40, Joseph is living in the belly of the beast: an Egyptian prison. By the end of Genesis 41, he’s Pharaoh‘s second-in-command. But no matter his station, God’s favor remains on Joseph.
If you’re looking for a church, I invite you to ask some of the same questions we asked and to examine a few of the principles laid out in Scripture.
Joseph’s story resolves every major plot-line of Genesis, proving that Moses is a “literary genius,” as Jim puts it.
Growing in grace. That’s what 2 Peter is all about. Here’s why you should preach through it.
Genesis 34–36: On Dinah’s Defiling, Jacob’s Sons’ War Crimes, and Other Things That Ought Not Be Done in Israel (Bible Talk, Ep. 12)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.25.2020
These chapters of Genesis cover some dark terrain, things that ought not be done in Israel (34:7). What’s God up to in Genesis 34–36?
Genesis 32–33: On Jacob’s Rumbling Reconciliation with Esau and a Main Event Even Better Than WrestleMania III’s (Bible Talk, Ep. 11)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.18.2020
In Genesis 32–33, Jacob has two life-altering confrontations—one with the angel of God, and one with the adversary of his lifetime: Esau, his brother. What happens in each will surprise you.
In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks asks Ed and David how the “sermon sausage gets made.” From Sunday to Sunday, how does this sermon-prep and sermon-writing process work?
Genesis 29–31: On Rachel’s Junk Science, Jacob’s Ancient Eugenics, and the Fear of Isaac’s Unshakeable Sovereignty (Bible Talk, Ep. 10)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.11.2020
There’s a lot of deception and re-deception going on here. There’s also some poetic justice, some pathetic names, some junk science, and a tense camel chase.
These chapters of Genesis continue the story of Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Esau. They play out like an episode of a soap opera: family member against family member; deceit on top of deceit; the promise of revenge.
For all the appropriate warnings that can be found in Rushdoony, taken as a whole the good does not outweigh the bad.
Genesis 24–26: On When Isaac Meets Rebekah, Esau’s Stupid Trade, and Sam’s Fever Dreams about the Exodus (Bible Talk, Ep. 8)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.28.2020
In these chapters, Moses shifts his attention to the next generation of the promised line. As he does, familiar themes show up.
Genesis 21–23: On Ishmael’s Expulsion, Isaac’s Sacrifice, and Abraham’s Graveyard (Bible Talk, Ep. 7)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.22.2020
Moses spends so much time cultivating an expectation for Isaac’s birth. But then, out of nowhere, the Lord tests Abraham, telling him to sacrifice his son, his only son whom he loves. Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton & Sam Emadi about Genesis 21–23.
Genesis 18–20: On Sordid Sins and the Glimmer of Grace, Even in Sodom and Gomorrah (Bible Talk, Ep. 6)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.14.2020
These chapters cover some of the darkest episodes in all of Scripture. We see the wages of sin—death—on full display. And yet, we also see glimmers of God’s grace and mercy.
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever chat with T. David Gordon about the errors of theonomy. They also consider why might it be appealing to certain Christians in our day and what pastors should do about it.