SERMON SERIES 

Genesis  -  Fall 2018

The book of Genesis begins the great story of God's interaction with humanity.  What can these stories teach us about how to live our lives today?  You're invited to journey with us this fall as we discover together the rich wisdom of these ancient stories.  Each week the sermon will cover a story as we progress through the book, a reading is provided for each week below along with a related devotional.  Bible studies on Sunday and Thursday evenings are also available for those wanting a deeper experience.  Let's begin!

CREATION

We begin our journey through Genesis with the two creation stories handed down through the centuries.  What do they tell us about the nature of God and the created order and the role of human beings in that order? 

Reading: Genesis 1-2

September 9th, 2018

Creation Sermon - Stina
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THE FALL

Adam and Eve eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and awaken.  We are now conscious of ourselves, conscious of our capability to do good and inflict harm.  The ancient story is rich with wisdom about what it means to be human. 

Reading: Genesis 3

September 16th, 2018

Adam and Eve - Chad
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CAIN AND ABEL

We are all challenged with a great struggle: to aim for our ideal self and make the right sacrifices - to be Abel, or fall prey to the resentment of being and to murder that ideal - to be Cain.  Which path will we choose? 

Reading: Genesis 4-5

September 23, 2018

Cain and Abel - Chad
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NOAH AND THE FLOOD

Noah and the flood is another ancient story that teaches us something about how to prepare for and deal with catastrophe in our lives today.  There is no avoiding the flood, but God does show us how to build an ark. 

Reading: Genesis 6-9

September 30, 2018

Noah and the Flood - Chad
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TOWER OF BABEL

The ancients told a story about the amazing heights of human ability and the great dangers of pride.  The Tower of Babel helps us today to understand that humility is a great virtue - to understand ourselves exactly as we are - not as gods, nor as insignificant - but as we are. 

Reading: Genesis 10-11

October 7, 2018

Tower of Babel - Stina
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THE CALL OF ABRAHAM

The first of the great patriarchs is called forth to a new land, with a promise of prosperity and a great family.  Abraham listens to God's call but the journey and the destination do not turn out as he expects! 

Reading: Genesis 12-15

October 14, 2018

Call of Abraham - Stina
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A SON PROMISED

God had promised that Abraham's descendants would be as numerous as the stars and yet in old age he and Sarah had still not had any children.  The coming of Isaac was like a bolt from the blue.  

Reading: Genesis 16-18

October 21, 2018

Sarah Laughed - Stina
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SACRIFICE OF ISAAC

God asks the unthinkable and Abraham obeys.  Why?  Why would God need such a test?  Why would Abraham obey?  What does this story tell us about our faith and our relationship with God? 

Reading: Genesis 18-22

October 28, 2018

Sacrifice of Isaac - Chad
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DEATH OF SARAH

The death of Sarah was a great loss to Abraham and her family.  What dies the life and death of this matriarch teach us about handling lost hope and about our lives of faith? 

Reading: Genesis 23-25

November 4, 2018

Death of Sarah - Stina
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JACOB WRESTLES

Isaac's second son, Jacob, is a trickster and lives a life full of manipulation and deception.  It all catches up with him and culminates in a barren place where he wrestles God and becomes Israel - the symbolic father of a nation. 

Reading: Genesis 25-36

November 11, 2018

Jacob Dreams - Chad
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JOSEPH DREAMS

The youngest son of Jacob is his favorite and the boy feels destined for greatness to the chagrin of his older siblings.  Sold into slavery into the land of Egypt, a remarkable turn of events raises Joseph to the right hand of the Pharaoh.   

Reading: Genesis 37-41

November 18, 2018

Coming Soon! -
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RECONCILIATION

Joseph's foresight saves all of Egypt from a terrible famine, including the household of his father Jacob.  Joseph forgives his siblings for their terrible betrayal and is reunited with his father starting the next chapter of the Hebrew people in the land of Egypt. 

Reading: Genesis 42-50

November 25, 2018

Reconciliation - Stina
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