JULY SERMON THEMES
July 2 On A Wild and Windy
Mountain -- Genesis 22:1-14
In a strange and frightening episode, Abraham is commanded to sacrifice his son Isaac on Mt. Moriah. Before his is able to do so, God provides a ram caught in a thicket as an offering.
July 9 Loss and Love -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
The servant of Abraham recounts how, being sent by his aging master to find a wife for Isaac, the Lord led him to select Rebekah as Isaac’s wife.
July 16 Wasted Seeds? -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Jesus tells the parable of a farmer scattering seed who, despite the failure of most of the seed to take root, is eventually blessed with a great harvest.
July 23 Life In A Messy Garden -- Matthew 13:24-30,36-43
Jesus teaches many things in parables: the story of the weeds in the wheat, the parables of the mustard seed and of the hidden leaven, and other parables that illustrate the peculiar quality of the kingdom.
July 30 Sourdough Spirituality -- Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Jesus tells a group of parables that portray the urgency and the decisiveness of the kingdom of God.