We continue looking at the life of Moses, specifically how he was called by God to face the greatest fear of his life: Pharaoh. In this sermon, Father John explores [...]
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Today we push past Genesis and look at a familiar story at the beginning of the Book of Exodus: Moses' encounter with God in the burning bush. This story asks [...]
What is your birthright as a child of God? Today's story from Genesis invites us to consider that profound question as Esau sells his birthright to Jacob for nothing more [...]
Have you ever been confronted with an idea or a possibility that seemed outrageous - that you may have even laughed at when it was suggested to you? Today's story [...]
Today we look at the story of Abram expressing frustration to God, and the strange vision that followed. What we learn from this encounter is that God responds when we [...]
The story of Noah and the flood occurs early in Genesis as one of a series of vignettes illustrating the impact of the Fall on humanity and the world. This [...]
Today's sermon explores the meaning of the story of the Tower of Babel. Is God against progress? Why would God interrupt the construction of a city and a tower, dividing [...]
Immediately after the Fall, the Creation story proceeds to illustrate one of the primary results of a broken fellowship with God: broken relationships with one another. The story of Cain [...]
What do we make of the final part of the Creation story? It certainly requires us to face a painful truth about ourselves: We are all broken people. But there [...]
After God ceased creating in the Genesis account, God entered wholly into the joy of that creation - inviting humankind to do the same, and God called this experience "rest." [...]