Sunday Morning Services

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October 28 - "The Marriage of Isaac" - Genesis 24.  Key Verse:  Rebekah and her attendants got ready and mounted the camels and went back with the man.  So the servant took Rebekah and left - Genesis 24: 61.  Central Thought:  Today's story is one of obediance, not of rebelion.  It is a story of what can happen when we align our plans with God's purposes.
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November 4 - "Siblings' Rivalry" - Genesis 25: 19 - 34.  Key Verse:  The Lord said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger."  Genesis 25: 23.  Central Thought:   Essau and Jacob each gave in to the temptation to make himself and his desires of supreme importance.  Paul knew this struggle as well.  "Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 7:25).  That is the key for us as well.
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November 11 - "Jacob's Deception" - Genesis 27: 1 - 28: 5.  Key Verse:  He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Essau; so he proceeded to bless him. - Genesis 27: 23.  Central Thought:  The Bible has the correct long-term view for everyone. "Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter.  Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind." (Ecclesiaiastes 12:13). 
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November 18 - "Jacob's Dream" - Genesis 28: 10 - 22.  Key Verse:  I amwith you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land.  I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you. - Genesis 28: 15.  Central Thought:  It is important for us to stop and mark times when the Lord has demostrated his faithfulness to us or answered our prayers.  That is especially so when our own times become as turbulent as Jacob's did.
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November 25 - "God' Blessing" - Genesis 30.  Key Verse:  God remembered Rachel, he listened to her and enabled her to conceive. - Genesis 30:22.  Central Thought:  We should not alow Jacob's massive flaws to cause us to miss what was right about him; his awareness that God was watching over him to fulfill his promises.  The same is true for us.