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Remember, this study came about as a chance to read the larger texts and see the big ideas. There's no way we could get a whole book of the bible covered in one night if we focused on the details of each verse. So we're looking for more large themes and broad ideas.
Who Am I?
This week, we've gone on to the readings in the book of Exodus. I hope Genesis has been a good read for you, many different stories to give us the answers to some of the fundamental questions. How did we get here? Why do we disagree? How is God a part of our lives?
This week, enjoy reading in Exodus. It focuses on one story, the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. But there is a fundamental story in the beginning. In Exodus 3, Moses meets God in the burning bush. God calls Moses to speak prophetically to The Pharaoh, "Let My People Go!" However, what is Moses' response to God? "Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people out of Egypt?"
Who's Plan Is It Anyway?
enesis 25:19-chapter 50
One of my earliest memories of church is learning about Jacob and Esau when I was little. Being a twin myself, I was excited to hear a story about twins! But I did NOT love the way the story ended.
It seems like the overarching tension of the last half of Genesis is a lack of patience. It seems like these good-hearted people are really quick to forget or ignore God's promises. Jacob bamboozles Esau. Jacob accidentally marries the wrong woman (what!). Rachel and Leah do all sorts of things because they don't have the patience to wait on what God is doing. Joseph's brothers have their own ideas about how things should go down, and side-step God's plans for their little brother.
Co-Pastors Travis and Kassie Smith McKee