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Sermons on Genesis

Faith Supreme

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – Genesis 45:1-14; Matthew 15:21-28; Faith Supreme – I wanted to talk about Joseph’s journey into a foreign land, today. It’s a beautiful story. It’s one of the moving narratives in all of Hebrew Scripture. It’s about death and resurrection, in much the same way that is echoed throughout the New Testament.…

Sent by Jesus: Finding Our Way

Second Sunday after Pentecost – Genesis 18:1-15; Matthew 9:35-10:16; Sent by Jesus: Finding Our Way – I imagine he pretty much had his way as a young man. Sparkling intelligent eyes and a broad grin. Friendly, confident, charismatic. A leader from his youth, with dreams of grandeur. We know Francesco Bernadone lived extravagantly, generously, bordering…

Shall We Dance

Trinity Sunday – Genesis 1:1-2:4a; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Shall We Dance – Our second reading this morning is from Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 13, Verses 11 through 13. Here, he writes:”Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order. Listen to my appeal. Agree with one another. Live in peace. And the…

Love Your Mother

Fifth Sunday of Easter – Genesis 2.4-9, 15-17, Psalm 8; Love Your Mother – It is sometimes said that the mother is the child’s first god.  There is truth in those words. The mother, most often, grows, nourishes, warms, comforts, embraces, encourages, delights in her child.  And the child is so enfolded by that love that,…