Category Archives: Sermons

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The Pits

A Reading from the Book of Genesis 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 …

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Help Us to See

A Reading from the Book of Genesis The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the …

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For Nothing?

A Reading from the Book of Genesis Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?” Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the …

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Land of Enchantment

Genesis 28:10-19a Jacob left the town of Beersheba and started out for Haran. At sunset he stopped for the night and went to sleep, resting his head on a large rock. In a dream he saw a ladder that reached …

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The World Turned Upside Down

A Reading from the Book of Genesis These are the descendants of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, sister of …

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In Ordinary Times

A Reading from the Book of Genesis So he said, “I am Abraham’s servant. The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become wealthy; he has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female slaves, …

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The Voice of the Boy

A Reading from the Book of Genesis The child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to …

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When Do We Get to Laugh Again?

A Reading from the Book of Genesis The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. He looked up and saw three men standing …

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The Mark

A Reading from the Book of Genesis Now the man knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have produced a man with the help of the Lord. ”Next she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel …

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Put Things in Order

A Reading from Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. …

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