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Gilbert House Fellowship #263: Genesis 23-25

WE REACH the end of Abraham’s time on earth this week. We discuss the death of Sarah, Abraham’s purchase of the cave of Machpelah, the marriage of Isaac, the birth of Esau and Jacob, and the short-sightedness of Esau in selling off his birthright for a bowl of beans.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #262: Genesis 19:30-22:24

HE SURVIVED the destruction of Sodom, but Lot didn’t seem very happy about it.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #261: Genesis 18, 19:1-29

Map showing the locations of Sodom, Bethel, where Lot parted from Abraham, and the Oaks of Mamre (click image to enlarge)

THE DESTRUCTION of Sodom and Gomorrah was not about alternative lifestyles—and yes, it really happened.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #258: Genesis 15-17

God didn’t just promise Abram lots of descendants–it was about resurrection.

ABRAHAM’S DISTRESS at being childless was caused by his concept of the afterlife. In the Amorite culture that dominated his world, it was believed that one’s quality of life after death depended on your descendants performing a monthly ritual to provide your food and drink.

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