Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)

Pastor Steve NewtonPastor Steve Newton, June 4, 2017
Part of the Genesis series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

God’s way does not come easy in our world.

God created us to live with an open-armed posture, a posture that sees difference and complexity as divine gifts.

THE INVITATION TO MEMBERSHIP at Westminster Church is always open to persons who wish to join us in witness and service to Jesus Christ. If you are interested in church membership or desire more information about this congregation, please call 936-564-0203.

Tags: adversity, babel, Christ, christian, complex, diversity, genesis, God, holy spirit, pentecost

Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Acrobat
About Pastor Steve Newton: Pastor Stephen E. Newton Education B.S. in Biology and Secondary Education, Stephen F. Austin State University (1977) M. Div., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (1983) Service: First Presbyterian Church, Coleman, Texas – Pastor (1983-1986) First Central Presbyterian Church, Abilene Texas – Associate Pastor (1986-1991) First Presbyterian Church, Mt. Pleasant, Texas – Pastor (1991-2003) Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nacogdoches, Texas – Pastor (2003- present)
Earlier: Same day: Later:
« Freedom vs. Responsibility None In the Beginning God Created »

Genesis 11:1-9

11:1 Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another's speech.” So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth. (ESV)

Powered by Sermon Browser