(a sermon for October 19, 2014, the 19th Sunday after Pentecost and Stewardship Sunday; last in a series, based on Genesis 12:1-4a and Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16) 2,200 more words
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Sarah was barren, and that was her whole identity. That was the purpose of being a woman in the Ancient Near East. And when God promised Abraham that he would be the father of a great nation, Sarah insisted that Abraham take Hagar, her slave, and get her pregnant, so that Sarah could have a baby that way. 985 more words
‘Who are you?’ and ‘Who do you think you are?’ are two sentences that may sound similar, but have vastly different meanings. I find that a lot of times in my life there are discrepancies between who I am and who I think I am, which can sometimes get me in trouble. 323 more words
We make our beginning in the Name of God the Father and in the Name of God the Son and in the Name of God the Holy Spirit and all who know joy in Christ said AMEN… 1,633 more words
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“Abraham replied, “I said to myself, ‘There is surely no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.’ Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife.