Sermons from August 2020

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What you intended for harm, God intended for good.


Genesis 41-50 This passage holds theologically complex understandings about reconciliation, forgiveness, and the question of God’s purpose and whether God ever causes bad things to happen so good can come of them. We are in the midst of complicated family dynamics and drama, with multiple character twists, missteps and eventual spiritual growth.  Through jealousy and […]

Betrayal & Deception: The story of Joseph and his Brothers


Based on Genesis 37 & 39 I wonder how many of you have Andrew Lloyd Webber’s soundtrack of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat running through your head after opening my email yesterday about what the theme for worship would be today.  One of the songs stuck in my head is –   Go, go go […]

The Long Road to Reconciliation


Based on Genesis 33 The struggle with right relationship and the age-old question of “why can’t we all just get along” has been a human theme from the beginning – crossing boundaries of time and geography all the way back to the ancient stories of our Judeo-Christian tradition. The stories in Genesis demonstrate epic, dysfunctional […]