Author Archives: Bryan Richardson

About Bryan Richardson

Associate Pastor, Singles, Small Groups, & Pastoral Ministries

Restless

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:10-32 (day three) “They set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan.”  A death within the family of Terah ushered in a restlessness that fueled a movement westward.  They didn’t go as far as they … Continue reading

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Grasp

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:1-9 (day three) “Nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” Is the Lord threatened by the race of men growing too powerful?   Well, the Bible tells us the Lord laughs and scoffs at the wicked, … Continue reading

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Authority

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 10 (day three) “From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.”  Why is there something rather than nothing?  This question has intrigued and vexed men for centuries.  It has intrigued because of the mystery … Continue reading

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Close

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 9:1-17 (day three)   “Spread out over the earth and multiply on it.”  It seems that more than mere sexual function lies at the heart of this mandate.  We are not only biological, but also intellectual and spiritual and social … Continue reading

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Gone

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 7:1-4, 17-24; 8:1-5, 13-16, 20-22 (day three) “Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.”  The images of a smiling Noah in his floating petting zoo adorning the wallpaper of many a toddler’s room … Continue reading

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Immovable

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 6 (day three)  “The Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth.”  God apparently told Moses, who wrote down this account, that the thoughts and feelings which arose in his mind as he regarded the … Continue reading

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Present

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 4:1-16; 25-26 (day three)  “At that time men began to call on the name of the Lord.”  This new shining world of self-made men turned out to be neither new nor shining.  The old serpent had sold humanity … Continue reading

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Mercy

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:8-24  (day three) “He must not be allowed to…take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”  The man and woman had taken on knowledge that they could not manage, thereby condemning the human race … Continue reading

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Desire

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:1-7  (day three) “The woman saw that the fruit of the tree was… desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it.”  Within God’s life, desire occupies its rightful place of service to the other aspects of … Continue reading

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Reign

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 1:26-28; 2:18-25 (day three) “Let them rule…over all the earth.”  The destiny of man to rule over the created order bookends the Bible.  In Genesis and in Revelation, we discover God’s explicit intention that we become the kind of … Continue reading

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