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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Oct 13, 2019

Genesis 4:17 - 6:8

I’m not sure how it happened or exactly when it happened, but a few years ago, the interest in finding out our ancestry became a big business. Now I’m sure there are a lot of contributing factors to this, but the question I want to ask is, “What does it matter to us now to learn about our family of origin and where and who we come from?” Who Great Grandma was and what she did matters to us because it helps tell and understand our own stories, even if in an ever so small way. The same is true for God and Israel when they are telling the story of Genesis to the people of the Exodus. The space between Cain killing Abel and the Flood is significant space and narrative even if it just looks like boring old genealogy stuff. God is communicating to his people that there are two lines that are drawn out from Adam, the line of Cain and then the line of Seth. Two paths diverged in a wood and...you get the idea. Yet in the midst of the ancestry, there is a pattern of both sin and righteousness that is worth telling. Join us as we explore and worship the God who knows our names and calls us his own!