Sunday Church School 11:20 A.M.
Nursery care is available during Services
October 2nd – 20th Sunday after Pentecost – Hanna & Craig Bingham Preaching
Sermon Title: “Our Great Story”
Synopsis: Hanna and Craig will be bringing our retreat weekend to a close as we consider how we are part of God’s great story. So what does that mean for the living of our lives.
October 9th – 21st Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Mark 1:16-20, Genesis 12:1-3, Genesis 12:4-9; 13:14-17; 15:3-6; 15:18-21
Sermon Title: “A Blessing to All Nations”
Synopsis: When we reach the Abraham cycle in Genesis what we are reading can be dated. We know Abraham was an actual person who lived at a specific time in history. What is critical theologically, however, is the covenant relationship with God continues, but now we hear the purpose for this covenant, to be a blessing to all the nations. This is a critical theological point here at the beginning of Scripture, and essential for our reflection as we seek to be the church today.
October 16th – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 105:1-11, Genesis 17:1-14, Genesis 17:15-27
Sermon Title: “All Included in the Covenant”
Synopsis: In this story we begin to learn for signs of the covenant. With Noah we had the rainbow with Abraham we have circumcision. When you think about your relationship with God, what would be signs of the covenant that you have with God? How do you remember from day to day that you are in a covenant relationship with God?
October 23rd – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 106 7-8, 19-23, Exodus 32:7-14, Genesis 18:22-33
Sermon Title: “Negotiating with God”
Synopsis: God has told Abraham that he is going to destroy all of Sodom and Gomorrah. Abraham pleads for God to have grace because his cousin Lot and his family live there. As we listen to the conversation unfold Abraham convinces God to change God’s mind. We see a similar situation with Moses in the wilderness. What are we to make of these stories that suggest God changes God’s mind?
October 30th – 24th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 13, Genesis 21:1-7, 20-21, Genesis 22:1-19
Sermon Title: “Testing and Sacrifice”
Synopsis: This is perhaps the most difficult section of Scripture when God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. This passage is a foreshadowing of Jesus’ death and resurrection. This passage causes us to wrestle with the trials of life. The passage causes us to wrestle with the nature of our God. Let us be praying for insight and peace as we dive into this difficult text.
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