Mothers & Fathers

Mothers & Fathers

Sister Wives

Sermon from July 23, 2017. The Scripture passage¬† is Genesis29:15-28. It’s the story of Jacob trying to marry Rachel only to be given her older sister Leah. In some ways, it’s a beautiful love story about Jacob working 14 years for the woman he loves. But what about Leah? And what does any of it have to do with us?

Until Ephraim Comes

The Rev. Dr. Gene Wilder delivers the sermon on July 16, 2017. The sermon arises from a little used passage of Scripture: Genesis 41:50-52. Dr. Wilder has many talents, some of which he exhibits in this excellent sermon. You will want to listen all the way to the end!

Which Side Are You On?

Sermon from July 2, 2017. The text is Genesis 25:19-34. It’s a couple of stories about Jacob and Esau (shouldn’t it be Esau & Jacob?) who fight like cats and dogs. Primarily, the sermon focuses on Jacob taking Esau’s birthright. It’s a weird family story, but for us it’s the living expression of the “us or them” climate in…

Promises Kept and Broken

This sermon is based on Genesis 22:1-14 which is read before the sermon. Additionally, Genesis 18:1-15 was read earlier in the service to remind us of how special Isaac was to Abraham and Sarah. This sermon takes the Gen. 22 passage very seriously, and when you do, you can’t help but wonder about all of the people in the story. Abraham is willing to kill his own…