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The Stairway to Heaven (19 of 31)
Series: Foundations for Life
Ernest L. Easley
The first book in the Bible is called "Genesis". And in it, we find the first man the first woman the first marriage, the first temptation the first sin, the first mention of grace! It is the book of firsts!
God's foundations for life are found in the book of Genesis! And today, we come to chapter 28. Take your Bible and turn please to Genesis chapter 28.
Now keep in mind that the book of Genesis focuses on 4 main people: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. As you come to chapter 27 the focus is on Jacob.
Now, Jacob was like some of you teenagers and boys and girls here today. He was raised in a godly home! He and his family were Sunday School and Worship attenders. He had heard a lot about God. But up until now, Jacob didn't personally know the Lord.
Now he had certainly heard a lot about the Lord. He had heard prayers prayed. He knew a lot about the Lord but he didn't know the Lord in a personal way. I'm talking to some people today just like ol'e Jacob. You've got a godly mother or father,. you even attend worship on Sundays, you may even attend Sunday School or sing in the choir, yet you've never met the Lord in a personal way.
I want to tell you today that it's not enough to know about God, you must know God! You must experience God personally! You must be born again!
I want to show you from the Word of God how to experience God personally! There is a stairway to Heaven and unless you travel on it, you'll never make Heaven! And let me tell you up front, this is not the Baptist stairway. Nor is it the Methodist stairway! The only stairway that will take you to Heaven is God's stairway!
That's what I want to talk to you about today:
Now we've already learned that Jacob received his brother's birthright by determination! Look in. Genesis 25.31, "But Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright as of his day." Now God had already told Jacob ...
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