After Eden (Week 7): “The Spread of Nations”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Genesis 10:1-11:26

This week, Redemption Bible Church concludes the sermon series entitled “After Eden,” a study of the book of Genesis. Pastor Jason Mayhall teaches that when we disrespect God, things do not go well. God wanted people to multiply and move around, but instead people chose to settle down. Our identity should be in God and not in each other, as we cannot forget that it is only God’s plans for us that matter. We cannot be self-sufficient without God. Human pride can lead us to believe we’re secure because of our accomplishments. God forces us to do things in order to reveal his greater plan. This can lead to confusing times in our lives as we love security and predictability, but we must accept that things are not under our control. The only thing we can control is whether we accept the grace offered by Jesus and display obedience to God’s word.

After Eden (Week 6): “Noah’s Shame, Canaan’s Curse”

Chris McBride, Worship Pastor – Genesis 9:18-29

This week, Redemption Bible Church is led by our Worship Pastor, Chris McBride. This continues the examination of the book of Genesis, part of the sermon series entitled “After Eden,” which reveals what happened in the Bible after the fallen world came into being. Chris tells the story of Noah’s struggles after the landing of the ark. Noah gets involved with wine and loses control. His two oldest sons show him respect, even though what Noah did was not respectful to them. Noah’s youngest son, Ham, does not show respect and Noah says he will curse Ham’s son, Canaan. We are not that different from Noah at times. Love can overcome our sins, while our hatred stirs only strife. We can learn from both righteous and unrighteous behavior.

After Eden (Week 5): “Progressive Covenants & Our Response”

David Northup, Elder/Teacher – Genesis 9:1-17

Redemption Bible Church is led by one of its elders, David Northup. David teaches about rebirth after the flood as well as the history of progressive covenants through the use of dramatic monologue, a systematic approach to studying the Bible, and a person testimony. He examines the first creation covenant established with Adam as it compares to the current covenant we are studying with Noah and the covenants we live with today. This message is part of the current sermon series entitled “After Eden,” which sheds light on what happened to God’s people after sin entered the world. We are asked to look at how our lives have been changed by God; to look inward and accept His gift of grace and the covenant God has put in front of us.

After Eden (Week 4): “How to Survive a Flood”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Genesis 6:11-8:22

Redemption Bible Church continues its examination of the book of Genesis with the story of Noah and the ark. This is part of the current sermon series entitled “After Eden,” which studies what happened in the Bible after the fallen world came into being. Pastor Jason Mayhall tells the story of a world that is coming apart, one that God decides to save from itself; but this redemption comes at a price. God tells Noah he is going to flood the world, and Noah sets his heart on following God’s instructions – building an ark that will let him survive the flood. Noah is aware that he was saved but that he still also has sin. The first thing he does when the ark lands is to build an altar to the Lord. Pastor Jason encourages all of to look at how we respond when our own floods come. He encourages us to have faith that God sees us, remembers us, and knows our struggles. It is these daily problems in our lives that can either sink us or lift us up. It is when we understand it is not about us and our own strength to get through, but that by accepting the grace offered by Jesus and displaying obedience to God’s word we can move forward.

After Eden (Week 3): “Walking With God”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Genesis 5:1-6:10

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church to examine life in a fallen world, part of its current series entitled “After Eden,” which focuses on the book of Genesis. Pastor Jason starts the service with a call for all of us to pray and reflect over the troubling events we’ve witnessed this week in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas. He then connects the events there and in Genesis 5 and Genesis 6 to three key themes: Sin, Grace, and Salvation. We are reminded that Adam and Eve were made in the image of God. All people everywhere are image-bearers of God, no matter how sinful. As Christ followers, we should live with an awareness of the end that awaits and reflect God during our limited time here on Earth. No matter where we are in life we can reflect His presence now as we know death waits in the end. Reflecting God, walking with God in faith, and trusting in God will lead His followers to a blessed life.

After Eden (Week 2): “The Way of Cain”

Jerrod Helms – Genesis 4:17-26

Redemption Bible Church is taught about life in a fallen world, part of our current series entitled “After Eden,” which focuses on the book of Genesis. Jerrod Helms describes that the primary challenge of the week is to not make life about us. Instead we are called to serve God and be thankful for the grace God has shown us. We explore the lineage of sin and how we might better understand why, at times, bad things happen to good people and vice versa. If our basis for following Christ is being good or bad, we’re missing the mark. Our life should be about Him and His glory, reflecting Christ’s love for all of us. God does not promise us a life of great things, but He does promise us a great ending when we follow Him in faith.

After Eden (Week 1): “Raising Cain”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Genesis 4:1-16

This week, Redemption Bible Church begins a new sermon series entitled “After Eden,” focused on the book of Genesis. Pastor Jason Mayhall leads the teaching of the story of Cain and Abel, and how we as humans deal with sin and anger. Pastor Jason also teaches how God responds to worship and offerings and how He speaks with grace. We must recognize sin is always available to us – but so is grace. No matter what one has done, God wants a relationship with us.