Chambersburg, PA
Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

Sermons by Jeff Cottone

Work – Genesis 2:1-15, 3:17-19

So much of life is work, and so it’s important that we understand what the bible teaches about it. In Genesis 2, Adam is called to work. Work is a “creation ordinance” – built into living life in God’s world. Here in Genesis we see that work is good, valuable, necessary, and frustrating. Sermon Text

Fill the Earth – Genesis 1:27-28; Matthew 28:18-20

With this sermon we begin looking at the “creation ordinances” – the commands given to humanity at their creation. Made as image-bearers of God, they are told to then fill the earth with image-bearers of God. Before the fall, this was accomplished solely through procreation (being fruitful and multiplying). After the fall, this required the…

How Our World Points Us to God – Genesis 1:1-31

John Calvin wrote: “God daily discloses himself in the whole workmanship of the universe. As a consequence, humanity cannot open their eyes without being compelled to see God”. God reveals himself through the world around us. This sermon considers how the following questions of existence point us to God’s reality and our need to seek, know,…

God the Creator – Genesis 1:1-31

Genesis 1 through 3 is like an overture of the Bible.  It’s like an overture of an opera or a musical.  It comes at the beginning, and is distinct and unique in itself, but it introduces the musical themes that you will hear throughout the rest of the composition.  Genesis 1 is similar to that,…