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Notes on the Beginning of Abraham's Journey

Last week when I posted on Abraham’s call, I felt that I didn’t really cover all that I wanted to. The idea of the barren being called to life by God was just such a strong theme that I really wanted to focus on. 924 more words


When God Calls the Barren to Life

The call of Abraham, or Abram as he is called at this point in the narrative, is one of the pivotal points of the Bible. It is the beginning of what would become the nation of Israel. 1,097 more words


Am I My Brother's Keeper? (October 5, 2014)

A sermon preached by Randle R. (Rick) Mixon
First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Texts: Genesis 4:1-17; Psalm 51; … 1,929 more words

Pastor Rick

The Path to Abraham

Just in case there hasn’t been a genealogy recently enough, Genesis 11:10-29 decides to add another one after taking a short detour regarding the Tower of Babel. 875 more words


Sabbath as RESisTance

27 Then he said,“The Sabbath was created for humans; humans weren’t created for the Sabbath.- Mark 2:27 CEB

I think the above Scripture reference is one of the more familiar texts of the Bible.

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A Symbol of Pride and Fear

The Tower of Babel is not a story I thought could be all too controversial. I thought it was an example of human pride over and against God’s plan. 1,364 more words


When God Wounds

The great preacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones was once asked, “What does a person look like who has truly met God?” Alluding to Genesis 32:31 he replied, “He walks with a limp.” The story referred to by Dr. 275 more words