Sermon for Sunday, July 14, 2024

There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.” Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” “What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”

Sermon for Sunday, July 7, 2024

Laban is manipulator: Gave Leah instead of Rachel. Changed Jacob’s wage 10 times, not in a good way

Always took the best for himself

Jacob is a manipulator: Stole Esau’s blessing. Used almond branches by a stream that sectioned off a portion of the flock so that they would mate and he would get the best of the flock..

Divided a family using deception (lying)