Family Feud (17 of 31) by Ernest Easley

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Family Feud (17 of 31)
Series: Foundations for Life
Ernest L. Easley
Genesis 25:19-34

Take God's Word and turn please to Genesis chapter 25. Now I've told you from the start that the book of Genesis takes us back to the basics! It could be called "Christianity 101." It shows us how to build our lives on a solid and sure foundation!

If you live long enough sooner or later you're going to encounter a crisis, a tragedy, a trial, a storm. It's the storms that reveal the strength of the foundation! And when those storms come across your life, you will be left standing or falling.

That's why God has given us the book of Genesis! To show us how to build our life on a solid foundation!

We're going to learn today from Genesis 25 about a never ending war in the life of every follower of Jesus Christ. This is a war that you face from the time you wake up in the morning until you fall asleep at night. In fact, some of you here today have already experienced that war in deciding whether you were coming to Sunday School and worship.

As we learn about this war we're involved in I want to show you from the Word of God how you can live in victory and win the battle!

All right, now having said that, look with me for a few minutes to Genesis 25. We're thinking today on this subject:

Family Feud
Genesis 25.19-24

Now what is this never ending war we face? What is this raging battle we're in? Well friend it is the battle of our two natures! The old nature which is dominated by the flesh and the new nature which is liberated by the Spirit of God.

Our old nature arrived first when we were born physically. Our new nature arrived second when we were born spiritually. And we're going to see today that Esau who was born first is a picture of our old nature and Jacob who came second is a picture of our new nature in Christ. And these two natures within us are at war just as those two boys were at war with one another.

There is much to learn from Isa ...


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