Paths through the Water

Text: Exodus 14:19-31– The Crossing of the Red Sea The crossing of the Red Sea is one of the most iconic scenes in the Bible, thanks in no small part to several theatrical treatments. Most, of course, remember Cecil B. DeMille’s iconic treatment in the Ten Commandments, but my personal favourite is an animated version […]

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The Storm is Passing Over

Exodus 12:1-14 By now Hurricane Harvey is now a bed memory, the survivors to clean up the mess and try to make the best of it. Yet no sooner did Harvey pass that Irma rise, is roaring through the eastern Caribbean and Florida, and Jose is close on her heels. You may have even missed […]

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Opening Notes

Text: Exodus 1:8-2:10 The story that we tell today is one we know… we have the opening notes of the book of Exodus… the original big-budget epic. Even though some of the stories from Genesis have a cosmic scale to them, Exodus has all of the themes that really makes it work. There will be […]

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Dreams, Coats, and Story

Genesis 37:1-4; 12-28 There are many different stories living in the later chapters of Genesis that perhaps we may have heard of, they ring a bell someplace, but they’re not the ones that immediately come to mind. Last week was one of them, this week is another, but at least thanks to a well-known musical, […]

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Wrestling with God

Text: Genesis 32:22-31 There is a story deep in the later chapters of Genesis. It’s not a story that we know particularly well, but, it’s a story worth telling, and a story worth listening to. Would you believe it’s a wrestling match… and not a nice one either? This is not the kind of WWE […]

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