Sermons on Genesis

Sermons on Genesis

Holy Wrestling

And the tribute procession (to impress Esau) passed on before him, and he spent that night in the camp. …And Jacob rose on that night and took his two wives and his two slave girls and his eleven boys and he crossed over the Jabbok ford. And he took them and brought them across the stream, and he brought across all that he had. And Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until the break of dawn.…

Living into Boundaries and Blessings

On the day the Lord God made earth and heavens, no shrub of the field being yet on the earth and no plant of the field yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not caused rain to fall on the earth and there was no human to till the soil, and wetness would well from the earth to water all the surface of the soil, then the Lord God fashioned the human, humus from the soil, and blew into his…

Here I Am: Well Equipped for an Unplanned Journey

Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. This is the story of the family of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of…
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Pass it On: All Things New

(Remembering 15 years ago today, let us take a moment of silence to reflect and pray for those whose lives were affected, and continue to be affected, one way or another, by the events of this day, in NYC, Washington DC, Shanksville, PA, & around the world…) Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and…
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Pass it On: Welcoming Strangers

  ‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.’ (Hebrews 13:2) This is the ‘operative’ verse for us today, which leads us into our next sermon series “Pass It On”, (as – as in the song you used to sing around the campfire ‘It only takes a spark to get a fire going”… remember that one?) The source of this story about welcoming strangers comes from the Old Testament,…
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Maker of Heaven and Earth

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there…