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Step Toward… Your Siblings in Abraham
We continue Paul’s letter with a reminder that the gifts of the Spirit cannot be recalled or undone. Paul’s reminds us that the covenant with Abraham extends to all of Abraham’s descendants.
This Sunday of the series wraps up the story of Abraham and Sarah and turns to the story of Isaac. Are all the problems over? What is the legacy left behind?
Rites of Passage
This Sunday we near the end of our sermon series from Genesis and the Revised Common Lectionary called From Chaos to Community. If last Sunday’s scripture was difficult to reconcile, this week’s continuation of Abraham’s story is even more challenging. This week we wrestle with the difficult story that is generously – if somewhat misleadingly – known as “the binding of Isaac.” Often we approach this story looking primarily from Abraham’s perspective and affirming the depth of his faith in God. I…