As we prepare for the start of a new week, we extend an invitation to all to again gather for worship our Heavenly Father and to draw from the riches of His Holy Word!
In the morning service we come to a passage that prompts a very basic question: what are we supposed to make of this? Genesis 36 is a genealogy of Esau, the firstborn son of Isaac and Rebekah, and this record serves a more obscure purpose than other passages in Genesis. The choices made in Genesis 28:6-9 inform our reading of Genesis 36 and the latter words of the Prophet Obadiah concerning Edom, the descendants of Esau.
Our afternoon service will bring us to the gospel of Luke again with our attention being fixed on Jesus' instructions in Luke 12:13-21. What are the false measures of life, the distorted views of money & possessions that our covetous nature generates within us? What corrective does Jesus offer? What does it mean to be rich toward God? All these questions, and more, will be part of our afternoon instruction from the Word of God.