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August Worship Themes
Aug. 6 “Sometimes We Wrestle” Genesis 32:22-31, Matthew 14:13-21
Jacob was preparing himself to return home after many years absence. He had deceived his father and stolen the first-born son birthright. As he returned home, he sent his family and
flocks ahead of him so he could spend the night alone. A man came and wrestled with
him. In the gospel reading, Jesus went off to be alone so that he could grieve the death
of his cousin, John. We will see that it is natural for us to wrestle with ourselves and
what we have done and also with the circumstances of life.
Aug. 13 “Anger Destroys” *Genesis 37:1-4, 12-20, Matthew 14:22-33
Joseph had shared his dream with his family and Israel gave him the famous coat which furthered angered his brothers. We will see how their jealously turned into anger and most of his brothers wanted him dead. Jesus exhibits His power over fear and the raging sea. We will see how anger destroys and how we are able to receive God’s peace.
Aug. 20 “The Truth Revealed” *Genesis 45:1-11, Matthew 15:10-20
The story of Joseph continues. He had become the manager of Egypt and when there was a famine, revealed himself to his brothers. Joseph exhibited forgiveness, refusing to do evil
against his brothers. We might say that he had a pure heart, which is what Jesus
meant when He taught regarding the eating laws and what actually contaminates a
Aug. 27 “Present Your Bodies” Romans 12:1-8, Matthew 16:13-20
We return to Romans as Paul encourages us to make an offering of our bodies (our whole selves) as the priests offered sacrifice to God. God deserves our praise as Peter’s confession of the Christ attests.
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