Sermons

Faith During Opposition

March 7, 2021 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: Genesis: Origins - The Promise

Passage: Genesis 30:25–31:55

Trusting in the Lord’s Plan in the Face of Opposition

  • The Lord calls Jacob to return home to Cannan
    • Genesis 30:25-26
    • Genesis 31:1–3
  • The Lord provides external confirmation of this calling through Rachel and Leah
    • Genesis 31:4, 5, 14–16
  • Laban opposes and misconstrues Jacob’s reason for leaving
    • Genesis 30:26–28
    • Genesis 31:25–30a

Trusting in the Lord’s Provision in the Face of Opposition

  • The Lord richly blesses Jacob in his last years serving Laban
    • Genesis 30:29-31, 43
  • Laban’s deception does not affect the Lord’s provision for Jacob
    • Genesis 30:32–36
    • Genesis 31:6–12

Trusting in the Lord’s Protection in the Face of Opposition

  • The Lord protects Jacob and his family from Laban
    • Genesis 31:22–24
  • The Lord alone, not the deceivers, can be trusted to enforce their treaty
    • Genesis 31:51–55

So What?

  • Is my faith evident when I encounter worldly opposition?
    • Romans 8:31–39

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