Getting Back To Where You Started by Ken Trivette

Getting Back to Where You Started
Ken D. Trivette
Genesis 35

1. On Main Street in Boone, North Carolina, there is an old building there is very special to me. It is not a very attractive building. It is just a masonry block building with a brick front. Yet that building is very special to my heart because it was there on an Easter Sunday, April 2, 1972, that I was saved.

2. That place will always be special to me. I am sure the place you were saved will always be special to your heart. Everything about one's salvation is special.
* The day will always be special,
* The place will always be special,
* The preacher who told you about Jesus will always hold a special place in your heart,

3. Spurgeon said:

"The emancipated galley-salve may forget the day which heard his broken fetters rattle on the ground; the pardoned traitor may fail to remember the moment the axe of the headsman was averted by a pardon; and the long-despairing mariner may not recollect the moment when a friendly hand snatched him from the hungry deep; but O hour of forgiven sin, moment of perfect pardon, our soul shall never forget thee while within her life and being find immortality!"

4. When I think of that place and that day I feel like saying with the poet:

O, could I tell, ye surely would believe it!
O, could I only say what I have seen!
How should I tell, or how can ye receive it?
How, till He bringeth you where I have been?

5. In Genesis 35 we see a very special place in Jacob's life. In Verse 1 we read:

"And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there."

Verse 3

"And let us arise, and go up to Bethel."

Verse 6

"So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him."

6. Bethel was a special place to Jacob for it was there he had met the Lord. In Genesis 28 we read of that night that Jacob had a dream in which he saw the angels of God ascending and descendi ...

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