Sermons on Genesis
July 23rd Worship
Welcome Rev Dr John Burton
Genesis 22: 1-14
he chose to show sacred divine mercy!
to simply bearing witness to the holiness of all of what actually is!
Hospitality shared with a stranger, with joy, is encountering God.
Most of us have never really met ourselves…We’ve met who we pretend to be, and who others have said who we are, or even who we’ve aspired to be, but not ourselves!
my hope is to give you a taste of some of the thinking of scholars about how and when the Bible was written, by whom and for what reasons.
Rev. Liz introduces the story of Abraham and Sarah. The we hear testimonials from each of Betty Chenoweth and Helen Brandt to expand on that theme. Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-8.
This is Good News for us because it means that God is with us wherever we go, that God joins us in every venture God calls us to, and that God indeed will provide.
At the heart of this story is the question of who’s in and who’s out. How does any social group decide who’s part of ‘us’ and who belongs to ‘the other’.