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Sunday, 27 August 2017

'LEAVING THE MOON GOD FOR THE TRUE GOD'

Rev. Canon George Sinclair
by Rev. Canon George Sinclair                           
 Pastor of the Church of the Messiah, Ottawa, ON.
 www.messiahchurch.ca 

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Podcast of CFRA broadcast on Sunday, August 27th,  2017:
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Broadcast Notes:

 
A shout out to Alma Churchill, whose generous donation in memory of her mother, Alva Lucas, allowed this show to go on the air, today. Thank you!
 

This CFRA talk is a shortened version of a sermon that I gave at Church of the Messiah. It was part of a series of sermons through the first eleven chapters of the book of Genesis. The series is entitled, God, Creator And Sustainer Of All Things.  
 
Leaving The Moon God For The True God


Today’s Reading:  
 
Shem's Descendants
10 These are the generations of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood. 11 And Shem lived after he fathered Arpachshad 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
12 When Arpachshad had lived 35 years, he fathered Shelah. 13 And Arpachshad lived after he fathered Shelah 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
14 When Shelah had lived 30 years, he fathered Eber. 15 And Shelah lived after he fathered Eber 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
16 When Eber had lived 34 years, he fathered Peleg. 17 And Eber lived after he fathered Peleg 430 years and had other sons and daughters.
18 When Peleg had lived 30 years, he fathered Reu. 19 And Peleg lived after he fathered Reu 209 years and had other sons and daughters.
20 When Reu had lived 32 years, he fathered Serug. 21 And Reu lived after he fathered Serug 207 years and had other sons and daughters.
22 When Serug had lived 30 years, he fathered Nahor. 23 And Serug lived after he fathered Nahor 200 years and had other sons and daughters.
24 When Nahor had lived 29 years, he fathered Terah. 25 And Nahor lived after he fathered Terah 119 years and had other sons and daughters.
26 When Terah had lived 70 years, he fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
Terah's Descendants
27 Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot. 28 Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his kindred, in Ur of the Chaldeans. 29 And Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and Iscah. 30 Now Sarai was barren; she had no child.
31 Terah took Abram his son and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife, and they went forth together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan, but when they came to Haran, they settled there. 32 The days of Terah were 205 years, and Terah died in Haran.
The Call of Abram
12 Now the Lord said[a] to Abram, “Go from your country[b] and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”[c]
So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.
Footnotes:
  1. Genesis 12:1 Or had said
  2. Genesis 12:1 Or land
  3. Genesis 12:3 Or by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves
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NOTES:

1. Let God be God, and let His word written be His word to us.

2. God does not build elites; He calls and blesses the hopeless.

3. In a world of fickle gods, the true God commits, promises and keeps His word.

4. God's commitment and promises engender faith. No one's faith causes God to commit and promise.

5. God's promises to Abraham are spectacularly kept in the incarnation, birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Messiah.

6. The mind matters, but we must obey our way to clarity.

7. I follow Jesus with my ears open and my eyes closed.

Let's just pray;

Father, whether we're Christians, or whether this is a prayer that will help us become a Christian, make us Disciples of Jesus who are gripped by the gospel, learning to be led by our ears and living for God's glory; In Jesus’ name, AMEN.


Rev. Canon George Sinclair
Church of the Messiah
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