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Jacob the Deceiver

 

CHARACTER SKETCHES

Over the summer months, we are going to be looking at a number of characters featured in Old Testament stories, from Genesis through Judges.  We’ll pay attention to how their interactions with God and the people around them both revealed and shaped their character, and how our own character is revealed and takes shape over time.

Jacob The Deceiver

Jacob was a troublemaker right from the start, quite literally.  But despite the ways he deceived and took advantage of others, Jacob also demonstrated extreme loyalty and was ultimately used by God in significant ways.  And that’s good news for us.

Genesis 25:19-26a; Ephesians 4:22-24

http://podcasts.elevationwaterloo.org/Jacob%20the%20Deceiver.mps
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Hagar the Mistreated

 

CHARACTER SKETCHES

Over the summer months, we are going to be looking at a number of characters featured in Old Testament stories, from Genesis through Judges.  We’ll pay attention to how their interactions with God and the people around them both revealed and shaped their character, and how our own character is revealed and takes shape over time.

Hagar the Mistreated

How do you react when you do a significant favour for a special someone and then get abuse from them. And how does God respond to you being mistreated?

 

CHARACTER SKETCHES

Over the summer months, we are going to be looking at a number of characters featured in Old Testament stories, from Genesis through Judges.  We’ll pay attention to how their interactions with God and the people around them both revealed and shaped their character, and how our own character is revealed and takes shape over time.

Abraham – The Called

Out of nowhere, a man named Abram hears the voice of God calling him to leave his father’s household and head to a foreign land with the promise that he would be a blessing to “all peoples on earth.”  Would you have believed it?  Would you have left?

Genesis 12:1-5; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-12

Adam and Eve

 

CHARACTER SKETCHES

Over the summer months, we are going to be looking at a number of characters featured in Old Testament stories, from Genesis through Judges.  We’ll pay attention to how their interactions with God and the people around them both revealed and shaped their character, and how our own character is revealed and takes shape over time.

Adam and Eve – The Originals

Steve Tulloch, Community Care Pastor*

*Due to technical difficulties, only the last 20% of the sermon was recorded.  Still worth a listen though!

 

Confession

 

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Like the Queen in Snow White, our concern with what others say about us can be all-consuming.  This month, we’ll explore some ways to help us learn about and become who God has created us to be, regardless of other what others say, and even regardless of what we may want to hear.

Confession

A significant challenge along the journey of faith is balancing God’s acceptance of us with His desire to see us live the way He has created us to live.  The long-lost art of confession welcomes us into the sphere of grace and sends us out with hopeful expectation.

1 John 1:5-9