Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sermon Notes from Sunday 2.12.12

Here are the sermon notes from today's sermon in the Tree of Life series.  You can get these notes in PDF and the sermon audio by visiting our website (  You can also find the sermon audio on iTunes via our podcast.

Tree of Life
Part 2 – People of Purpose
1 Peter 2.9-10

What’s Happening?

  • He’s called by God to follow Him and promised a blessing.
  • Believed and followed God, though He didn’t understand.
  • Isaac is born to him at 100, and shortly after is offered as a sacrifice.
  • Marries Rebekah after Abraham sends a servant to the homeland.
  • Jacob and Esau are born – Rebekah is promised that the older will serve the younger.
  • Rebekah helps Jacob deceive Isaac.
  • Running from Esau, Jacob ends up marrying Leah and Rachel.
  • Bilhah and Zilpah come as part of the package.
  • Jacob has 12 sons and gets a new name and becomes Israel.
  • At 17, Joseph has a dream about his future.
  • He goes from the pit to Potiphar to the prison – blessed and being a blessing.
  • After 20 years, his original dream comes true – He is used by God to save His people.
What does it mean?

God moves to make us His people.
  • Chosen Race – based not on our ethnicity but God’s activity.
  • Royal Priesthood – representing God through proclamation and the world to God through prayer.
  • Holy Nation – a people set apart to look like Him.
  • His Possession – there is a change in ownership and we are under His authority.
God uses His people for His purpose.
  • He doesn’t leave us with nothing to do.
  • We are blessed to bless others.

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