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October 10, 2021 – Words of Mistrust – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Exodus 16:1-18            People complain, God provides manna.Manna requires faith in what God gives. This passage starts with words from us, from the people of God, in the middle of being delivered from slavery and death, in the wilderness, on their way to land of promise. Their words are not words of praise or worship or thanksgiving. They aren’t even words of…

October 3, 2021 – The Words God Gives – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Exodus 2:23-25; 3:1-15; 4:10-17           God’s name is revealed: “I Am.” Moses is a reluctant messenger, but God uses him to deliver Israel. Moses, like Jacob, sees something that he doesn’t see all the time. Moses is awake, while Jacob is asleep, and so Moses walks over to the burning bush, and responds to the voice that speaks from the bush. God reveals…

September 26, 2021 – Words of Identity – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 27:1-4, 15-23; 28:10-17   Jacob gets a blessing by trickery, flees,dreams of a ladder with angels ascending and descending. Receives God’s promise. It would be tough (impossible?) to tell then entire Jacob story in one Sunday, yet that’s almost what we’re going to do today. Hold on, here we go! The passages start with Isaac at the end of his life,…

September 19, 2021 – Word of Promise- Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14 God gives Abraham and Sarah a son in their old age. Abraham is told to sacrifice his son, but God provides the ram. I don’t think this is anyone’s favorite passage. It brings up far more questions than answers, and the ‘happy’ ending probably showed up on the 3500BC Jerry Springer show. Abraham and Sarah have received a blessing,…

August 29, 2021 – Say Her Name – The 14th Sunday After Pentecost

Luke 8:3, Luke 24:10 Joanna There are so many names mentioned in passing in Scripture. Part of our growing in faith is learning many of the names beyond the top line, and after learning the names, learning the stories behind the names.  Joanna is one of those. She’s healed by Jesus, she is married to power, and in passing it is mentioned…

August 22, 2021 – Fishing for Taxes – The 13th Sunday After Pentecost

Matthew 17:24-27 This passage is nestled in between the second prediction of Jesus’s death and resurrection and the passage where the disciples ask who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. As such, it probably isn’t a passage that we’re exceptionally familiar with, which is part of why Wils picked it. (The fishing may also play a role.) There is a…