First Lesson Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (First Third)
Jacob was looking for a wife, and father Isaac had suggested he go to Pandanaram, locate his mother's brother Laban, and, perhaps, marry one of his daughters, a first cousin incidentally. On his way, Jacob was somewhere between Beershaba and Haran when darkness fell and he lay down to sleep.
That night, there beneath the stars, with a stone for his pillow, Jacob dreamed. It wasn't unusual, I suppose, for a young man on his way to his wedding to have dreams of one kind or another. Jacob's dream, however, was quite unusual and of great importance to him.
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There are situations of inequality between us as individuals. How do we treat each other equally when we are not equals in different ways?
No question, though Jacob and Esau are twins, they’re not equals. Esau was stronger, and better equipped to live as a hunter/gatherer. Jacob may be more intelligent when it comes to being a game player, but in some ways, he is not as emotionally intelligent when it comes to treating his father and brother as real people.
Hi everyone! (Let them respond) I want to tell you a story that Jesus told people one day. He was walking with a bunch of people who had just met him and they wanted to know more about him. They asked him how they could be more like him and have more faith in God. Jesus told them this story:
I've always rather enjoyed word puzzles, from simple puzzles like filling in the missing letters to discover a certain word, to cryptic crossword puzzles. Some I can manage, and some I can't! But I enjoy puzzling over them and having a go.
One autumn, a young man aiming for the seminary left home to complete his college degree. When he returned in the spring, his parents had gone into the chicken-for-eggs business. To that point, he knew little about chickens, except for the fact that they made an excellent dinner. He learned quickly, however, that to call a person a chicken, though perhaps appropriate, is not an act of admiration. For the novice, nothing is more nauseating than a chicken house full of chickens. He decided, nevertheless, to learn about chickens.