2022 Sermons

R U Woke? Part 5

Chapter 12 of Genesis

Sermon notes by Pastor Jim Jester

January 9, 2022

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 51:1-2

Introduction

Picking up from where I left off in the previous sermon, there are some other points to make concerning “the curse of Canaan” in Genesis.

The term “uncover nakedness” in Scripture usually refers to sexual contact, thus in this case, Ham had relations with his mother. Whatever actually happened in Genesis 9:20-25 we cannot be sure, but is left to speculation. It is true that when people are drunk and possibly passed out, they can easily be taken advantage of in a sexual way. But it is hard to prove if either Ham or his son Canaan did something like this. It could be that this case may not have been a sexual event at all.

Where Are We Supposed to Live?

 
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Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

January 2, 2022

Scripture Reading: Genesis 4:14

In Jim’s sermon, given on November 14th of this past year (2021), he had the following quote from Josephus, the great ancient historian:

“He [Cain] first of all set boundaries about lands; he built a city, and fortified it with walls and he compelled his family to come together to it; and called the city Enoch, after the name of his eldest son Enoch….” – Antiquities of the Jews, Flavius Josephus, Book 1, Chapter 3, paragraph 2.

And what became of Cain’s descendants?  Josephus adds in the same paragraph:

“Nay, even while Adam was alive [he lived 930 years], it came to pass that the posterity of Cain became exceedingly wicked, every one successively dying one after another, more wicked than the former.  They were intolerable in war; and vehement in robberies; and if anyone were slow to murder people, yet was he bold in his profligate behavior, in acting unjustly, and doing injury for gain.”

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