We're trying something new with our First UMC website. I'm calling it "Sermon Teasers." This is a blog page. I'll post a small bite from last Sunday's sermon. You can read the bite. You can comment. You can also click on the link to read the whole sermon. This is an experiment. Let's see what happens!
Here's the Sermon Teaser from April 17:
Since Easter Sunday, we’ve been growing in our understanding of what it means that God raised Jesus “on the third day.” Today we encounter yet another story of something that happened on the third day. In Genesis 22:1-14, we see that, on the first day, God called to Abraham and gave the command that he should sacrifice his only and much-loved son. On the second day, Abraham saddled his donkey and took two servants and his son Isaac. They cut wood and set out toward the distant place that God had indicated. Genesis 22:4 tells us that “on the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place far away.” On that third day, Abraham and Isaac left the servants behind and continued on. When they found the right place, Abraham built an altar, piled the wood on it, bound up his son, and prepared to burn him alive. Fortunately, on that third day, God stopped Abraham from completing that gruesome deed, and Abraham saw the ram that God had provided as an alternate sacrifice. As the third day came to an end, both father and son were able to celebrate their belief that “God will provide.” This morning I’d like us to consider this truth. On the third day, what exactly will God provide? Read more