Sunday, October 13, 2019

Posted on Oct 11 2019
John 15:9-17 Gifts of the Redeemer! Bible Background: In John’s gospel, this is part of Jesus ‘Farewell Discourse’, a long section on Jesus’ last night with his disciples. He’s sharing very personally with them. He’s praying for them. And he’s still
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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Posted on Oct 03 2019
GENESIS 32 – JACOB WRESTLES WITH GOD Bible Background: Jacob and Esau are the twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca, and they never got along! Mom favored Jacob, Dad favored Esau. As a young man, Jacob had to leave home. He moves in with his Uncle Laban in Haran, marries his two wives there; and
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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Posted on Sep 27 2019
Matthew 19 = Rich Man, Jesus, Eternal Life Bible Background: Matthew, Mark, and Luke report this story with slightly different details (young, rich, ruler). Wealth in those days would be seen as a sign of God’s favor. It shocks the disciples to hear how hard it is for a wealthy person to
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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Posted on Sep 20 2019
Genesis 24 = Rebekah + Isaac Bible Background: Genesis 24 is a detailed story about how Abraham sends his servant back to the homeland to find a wife for Isaac, and how the servant asks for-and receives-God’s guidance in finding Rebekah, who is willing to go along with this arranged
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