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The Year of the Altar: Week 7

The Year of the Altar: Week 7

Sermon Text: Genesis 12:7-8; Genesis 26:24-25; Genesis 28:12-18 Senior Pastor Jason Exley

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Life Church Midlothian

620 U.S. 67 Frontage Rd, Midlothian, TX 76065, USA

Sunday 8:30 AM

Sunday 10:00 AM

Sunday 11:30 AM

Sunday 2:00 PM

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Sermon Notes

The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him. From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD. - Genesis 12:7-8

GOD SPOKE TO ABRAHAM AND HE BUILT AN ALTAR

That night the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.” Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the LORD. There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well. - Genesis 26:24-25

GOD SPOKE TO ISAAC AND HE DUG A WELL

vs 13-14: “(Isaac) became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.”

vs 24: "I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.”

“Stop Abraham! ... for now I know that you fear (me) since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”

Matthew 4:4 - “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”

He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the LORD, and he said: “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. - Genesis 28:12-18

GOD SPOKE TO JACOB AND HE BUILT A PILLAR

Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear so that I return safely to my father’s house, then the LORD will be my God and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.” - Genesis 28:20

“I’ll wait until dad has died, but then Jacob is a dead man!"

Then Jacob prayed, “O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, O LORD, who said to me, ‘Go back to your country and your relatives, and I will make you prosper,’ I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two groups. Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children. But you have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.'” - Genesis 32:9-12

There he set up an altar and called it El Elohe Israel. - Genesis 33:20

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